The three of many reasons on why gangs fight are pride, self preservation, and the cycle of violence. One reason why gangs so ferociously fight is because of pride. For example, in the book The Outsiders the character Dally fights constantly. In the book, it states that Dally would go to gang fights just to let off steam, which shows he finds fighting soothing. Another example of pride causing fighting between gangs is from the article Rest in Peace Doc.
A further example is when he ran with his gang to save another gang member Dally from the police who were chasing him as he shoplifted. We can see this when Darry says, “Sure Dally, are you alright? Hang on we will be right there.” and he says to cops (while he is crying for Dally’s death), “You stupid idiots! You stupid freaks!”
“‘Don’t you know a rumble ain’t a rumble unless I’m in it?’ I couldn’t answer because the Soc, who was heavier than I took him for, had me pinned and was slugging the sense out of me.” (144) Ponyboy was taking part in the fight between his gang and the Socs, where, because he was still weak from being away for so long without proper food, he was being beat up. Ponyboy had insisted to take part of the fight because he was loyal to his gang, and because the gang was loyal to him as well, Ponyboy was able to take part of the fight. “‘...and Two-Bit came blubberin’ over here with some tale about how you were running a fever before the rumble…’”
Who is the greatest hero in the outsiders “Heroes are forged not born.” This quote perfectly describes Johnny Cade a well mannered 16 year old boy in the Greasers gang. In the novel “The Outsiders” Johnny didn’t have the best environment to grow up in, he was beat and left alone for most his childhood
Also, Odysseus deserves loyalty because he saves his men from Circe's palace. Odysseus states, “But I, I drew my sharp sword sheathed at my hip and I rushed her fast as if to run through her- She screamed, slid under my blade, hugged my knees” (10.357-359). This also shows how Odysseus deserves loyalty because he threatens to kill someone so he can get his crew back after they are turned into swine.
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers is a novel that will keep you on your toes. Inspiration, courageousness, nervousness, and depression are all the emotions you feel while reading Lockdown. A topic based around someone making a mistake and ending up in jail isn’t easy to digest, but when the prisoner is only fourteen it’s unbelievable. While reading this book it was quite obvious Walter Dean Myers arranged a lot of research for this novel, it was written very well and full of facts. Hearing stories of gang violence, drug abuse, and shootings is a big wake up call for anyone who interprets this novel it reallys make you realize how grateful you should be for what you have.
To start, the greasers have some honor in them even though they are hoodlums because they protect and save each and one another. An example of the Greasers protecting each other is when Johnny saved Ponyboy from getting drowned by the Socs. “Johnny lips quavered slightly. ‘I had to.
“People influence people, nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend”(Zuckerberg), this is true since people always want an opinion or something to help them make their decisions. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it goes over the life of a teenager and the pain of losing your loved ones and only having your friends to rely on. All decisions made in the story were crucial in every way since it went over real life situations. One character who’s decisions were influenced by the gang members called the Greasers and the environment he lived in was Johnny. Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church.
The differences however are that in the story “How We Won The Bean Field War” the narrator talks about always having to deal with a bully that if they’re seen by him they’re gonna get rocks thrown at them. But in “Priscilla and the Wimps” there is a group of bullies getting
Courage is having the strength to stand up for it, no matter the consequences. Both are demonstrated among the lawless in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Examples of this are when Two-bit explains to Cherry and Marcia what the code of honor is and when Ponyboy and Johnny get into trouble, Dally helps them out by giving them supplies and finding them a place to hide, no questions asked. The third illustration is when Two-Bit commits a crime that would get him arrested, but Dally takes the heat for it.
He was a criminal, and he took pleasure in that; he didn’t like doing things the legal way. Terrible circumstances shaped his personality. Despite his less than admirable qualities, he is a hero; he saved Johnny and Pony many times. Dally helped them find a place to stay when they were fugitives; gave them money and a gun; and when he risked his life to save the kids from the burning
The Great Rikki Tikki As JK Rowling goes “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Rikki Tikki Tavi was a brave young mongoose who went through a great deal of trouble, but he always stuck up for himself and the garden and his bravery showed upon his fights. He was washed away from his family and brought to a garden where he stood up for his new friends in the garden. He met many new people as well good and bad.
This novel by S.E Hinton, The Outsiders shows a crucial point that everybody is special in some way and should be known as who they are individuality not as a group. The Outsiders is a book that describes 2 gangs , the luxurious Socs, and the hoodlum Greasers. While they have conflicts with each other, the protaganist, Ponyboy, finds his identity outside of the gang. The important message of the story is that everyone has a unique personality that are developed by being in a group of people away from home, this identity can shape anyone’s way of life and the path they may take in the future. First of all, Socs and greasers have a trademark that showed who was part of their gang, Socs are know for Mustangs, Madras, and leather jackets;
The Outsiders, a novel by S.E. Hinton, may be an old book, but it still could teach many of us a lesson or two. The story has many unique themes, as there are several conflicts in the story. A theme is basically the underlying message of a book. The themes portrayed in this story include “Things are rough all over”, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, and “True friendship can survive anything.” Ever felt like that kid gets all the good breaks, like nothing ever goes wrong for him or her?