Why Did The Socs Beat Up The Greasers

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Socs are rich kids who get drunk and like to start fights, greasers are hoods who stick together no matter what, who do you think has it worse? Greasers are sometimes beaten by socs because they use to much hair grease, or the way they behave. Socs are always looking to beat up the greasers because they have a lot of money and do whatever they want. Some people think it's imperceptible why the socs would have it harder, because greasers are always robbing stores, mugging people and some people would think greasers have it worse because socs beat them up. Greasers have no money to buy nice things and most of their families are broken apart. Socs are always jumping greasers who walk alone."Need a haircut, greaser?"(pg.5). The greasers had longer hair than socs and they would beat up the greasers for having long hair. Greasers usually walked alone, which usually left them vulnerable to be jumped by the socs. "How'd you like that haircut to begin just below the chin?"(pg.5). The soc threatened to kill Ponyboy just …show more content…

"We'd have to anyway if we got caught. You know the first thing the judge does is make you achieve a haircut."(pg.71). This shows that greasers are poor and have nothing else to take away except for their hair. This also shows that people showed disrespect towards greasers for the reason that they didn't have nice clothes, or fancy cars. "Well, I won't. But I gotta do something. It seems like there's gotta be someplace without greasers or socs, with just people. Plain ordinary people."(pg.48). This shows that some greasers hated to be greasers because they were treated badly most of the time by other people. This also shows that even if greasers weren't mean or nasty, but people still looked at them and treated them as if they were like all of the other greasers. Socs can spend their money on what they want while greasers have to work for their

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