Ladies and Gentleman I am Maksym H. and I am here for the defendant, Ponyboy Curtis. I am making the claim that the Socials are the ones starting the conflicts between the Greasers and the Socials and they are always the ones starting everything and the Greasers simply retaliated. I will also prove why the Greasers are not the ones who started I make this claim because of many reasons starting with the fact that the Socials like to assault Greasers just for pleasure in turn causing all the problems and sparking the aggression. The evidence contained in this case proves my claim. My first piece of evidence follows; “I about decided I didn’t like it so much, though, when I spotted that red Corvair trailing me.
What does the phrase “opposites attract” really mean? The two characters, Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston demonstrate the true meaning in The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are opposites because Johnny is law abiding while Dally deliberately breaks laws. Also when Johnny dies, he dies a hero while Dally dies a hoodlum. They do have similarities though.
Getting the Socs mad was all Ponyboys fault. They only started attacking them because Ponyboy yelled and spit. The situation could have been avoided if Ponyboy had minded his own business. Ponyboy is to blame for the Socs attacking him. Also, Johnny committed a terrible crime.
Did you know, gangs can be organized based on race, territory, or money making activities, which are mainly made up of member ages, 8-22 ? In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton, is about, a boy, named Ponyboy, who is a member of a gang, they’re known as the, “Greasers.” The “Greasers,” are reckless and have disciplinary problems. They are also, rivals, with the the “Socs.” The “Socs,” are a vicious group of rich kids, who beat up the “Greasers,” for fun.
Right after saving the kids, Pony described, ‘‘Johnny shoved me out the window. ‘Get out!’ I leaped out the window and I heard timber crashing and the flames roaring right behind me” (Hinton 97). Instead of saving himself, Johnny pushed Pony out the window and saved him. Johnny puts others before himself and is willing to risk his life for others.
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is conflict ridden with character vs character, character vs self, and character vs nature. The Greasers and the Socs hate each other enough to pick fights for fun. After one night fateful night Johnny was forced to kill one of them to protect Ponyboy. This event caused them to go into hiding. They left the building for a little, and when they are back it’s on fire.
In both the “Outsiders” and “Fist,stick,knife,gun” the authors uses conflict to develop the theme of violence leads to more violence but in different problems in the protagonist life. In the outsiders Hinton uses character vs society to develop the theme of violence leads to more violence. The greasers get harassed and look down for who the are so they constantly have to prove themselves with violence. In the text, it says, “Greasers can't walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped or someone will come by and yell
The novel “The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton depicts the theme of violence predominantly. This novel portrays how violence leaves physical and emotional scars. SE Hilton explores the effect of living in a place where a teenager can't even walk home by himself and where fear is the foremost emotion. Gang violence, shooting, stabbing, ignorance etc are examples of violence illustrated in the novel. I will explore the theme of violence through characters such as Johnny,Dally and Bob and analyse the emotional and physical damage caused by the violence in this novel.
Some people say the theme of the Outsiders-a book by S.E. Hinton- is preserving childhood innocence, but I say it is that violence is never the answer. I say this because, throughout the story there is a lot of violence. Every time there is some form of violence, something bad always happens as a result. None of the fights end up causing more problems. For example when Bob attacked Ponyboy Bob ended up dead, because of this Jonny and Ponyboy had to go on the run.
In S.E. Hinton’s novel, the Outsiders, Johnny shows his true bravery when the Socs try to drown ponyboy in a fountain for revenge. Pony struggled to breathe, but only made it worse, and eventually, blacked out; when he came to “‘I killed him’” Johnny said slowly, “‘I killed that boy’” was the first thing he heard. Johnny had been attacked by the same people once before, but never again, and this time he could defend himself. The only problem would be the police, because the Socs would say differently than self-defense.
Although both gangs, “The Greasers” and “The Socs” both have company, they have increasing problems. Both “The Greasers” and “The Socs” deal with many problems most of their problems are the same. Even though, “The Socs” are drinking alcohol in a different area it doesn’t mean “The Greasers” aren’t doing the same. In the novel, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, the gangs of the story, “The Socs” and “The Greasers” both deal with problems including money, free time, and territory. Both gangs, “The Greasers” and “The Socs”, deal with a lot of the same problems.
The Outsiders Essay Struggles is a natural part of living, even characters in a book have struggles! In The Outsiders, a group of very close friends called the greaser and their rival, the Socs, fight the struggles of life. Each group is tested with different struggles that affect them in a way. All of them must find a way to overcome them. The greasers struggle more than the Socs because people judge them before even knowing them, they have less money than the Socs, and they are targeted by them.
“A snarling, distrustful, bickering pack like the Socs in their social clubs or the street gangs in New York or the wolves in the timber. ”(Hinton 26) The Socs should stick together like the greasers, not worry about themselves or how they look like. The Socs have to try to stick together, which would make their lives easier and the Socs have it way easier because they also have money. “If you don’t stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn’t a gang any more.