Universal Theme In The Outsiders

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Socs or greasers, everyone can relate to different themes through personal experiences. In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Hinton mentions different universal themes such as family, change, and loss. The Outsiders tells a story about a teenage boy who grew up as a greaser and in a neighborhood filled with trouble. His friend and him get into huge trouble, so they have to rely on each other and other gang member to get through hard times. One theme that is touched in The Outsiders is the definition of family. The definition family is people who love, care, and worry for each other. Throughout the book the reader can see how the definition of family is portrayed from the greasers and Ponyboy and his brothers. For example, Ponyboy finally

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