Greaser Essays

  • Socs Vs Greasers Lifestyle

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    “It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man.” - Gregory Nunn. The issue is whether the Socs, who are rich compared to the Greasers, have it better than them who’s lifestyle is difficult to live through. There is more than enough evidence to prove that the Greasers have it worse because they have to sacrifice so much and they do not have enough opportunities compared to the Socs, which some of them deserve. One either believes that the poor kids make a great deal of sacrifices

  • How Does The Socs Affect The Greasers

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    “I am a greaser. I am a JD and a hood. I blacken the name of our fair city, I beat up people. I rob gas stations. I am a menace to society. Man, do I have fun!” Sodapop chants as he flips off the front steps of his house. Making their way down to the empty lot, Ponyboy, his two brothers and the rest of his gang are about ready to crush the Socs’ heads in- the upperclassmen, west-side rich kids. In the novel by S.E. Hinton, much of the fights passing between the two groups is brought upon by the Socs

  • Two Groups In The Outsiders

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    understanding one another. The Greasers are from a lower socioeconomic class and have lack of family support. The Socs are from a middle to upper socioeconomic class and have full family involvement. The groups dress differently and have different visions of life. The Greasers and the Socs have been in

  • Struggles In The Outsiders

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    Who struggles more in life the rich or poor? The book The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton is about two groups of teenagers the Greasers and the Socs and how they struggle in life. The two informational articles offer facts about how two groups of teenagers struggle in life because wealthy kids have money to pay bills and food as well as feel pressure from their parents’ about school while low income teenagers have to drop out of school to help their families by working to help pay the bills and buy food

  • Lifestyle In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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    of S.E Hinton 's book The Outsiders. The Socs and the Greasers are very different in many ways. The Socs are more upper-class and have a lot more money than the Greasers. The Greasers are the East-side kids that are much poorer and live in what we would call the hood, or the bad neighborhood that you always pass on your way to school. In the book the gangs get into fights and people die, but whose fault is it. In this

  • The Outsiders Book Review Essay

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    much as other people. The Socs were the rich who thought they were better than the greasers. They show this by attacking the greasers for fun. An example from the beginning of the book is when Ponyboy got jumped for the first time.“‘Hey grease,’ one said in an over-friendly voice. ‘We’re gonna do you a favor, greaser. We’re gonna cut all that long greasy hair off.’” The Socs get fun out of causing pain to the greasers. This is shown by how the Soc uses an overly friendly voice before he tries

  • Darry, Soda, And Pony In The Outsiders

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    court for his actions.This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony. While out with Two-bit, Pony spots a few Socs, Randy (Marcia’s boyfriend) being one of them. Randy asks

  • Summary Of The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    brothers Sodapop and Darry, since their parents passed away in a car accident. Ponyboy and his brothers are a part of a gang called the Greasers they are considered hoods by society. Other than being financially and socially disadvantaged, the Greasers main problem is getting jumped by the Socs, the rich kids from the West Side. The other members of the Greaser gang are Johnny Cade, Dally Winston, Two-Bit Mathews, and Steve Randle. They are always having to watch out for the Socs because they are

  • What Does The Blue Mustang Symbolize In The Outsiders

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    a mood, and build suspense. The author accomplishes these things using just three symbols: greaser hair, sunsets/sunrises, and the blue mustang. One symbol the author uses

  • Examples Of Prejudice In The Outsiders

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    got into fights and there was a lot of hate between the two classes. The first example of these fights is between the greasers and the Socs. Both classes disliked each other, just because of prejudice. The greasers assumed that all Socs were condescending, egocentric, and gaudy, and all the Socs identified the greasers as dangerous hoods. Therefore, lots of Socs would jump the greasers and vice versa. The next example of prejudice and hate is the fact that Ponyboy hates all guys with green eyes (page

  • Analysis Of The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    who lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry because their parents died in a car crash years back. The Curtis family are a part of the Greasers, a gang of young adults who don’t have very much money and get into lots of trouble. The Greasers have an ongoing rivalry with the Socs, the rich kids who spend their free time beating up greasers. One night, a fight with one of his brothers drives Ponyboy to run away with his best friend Johnny. As they’re running away they get jumped by the

  • How To Write An Essay On The Outsiders Book

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    The Outsiders Essay Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Well in the 1960’s people were judged by how they looked. It was a battle between the Socs and Greasers and a 14 year old greaser, named Ponyboy, is caught in the middle of it all. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy gets jumped by Socs after coming home from a movie. From here it progresses. Without knowing it, Ponyboy, Soda Pony’s older brother, Johnny and Two-bit, start flirting with two Soc’s girlfriends. This sparked a number of

  • Book Report The Outsiders

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    The book, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, tells about a gang made of 6 greasers. Greasers are a bunch of lower class teenagers in the city downtown. Ponyboy was the main character who belonged to a gang. At the age of 14, he was the smallest, weakest, and also the smartest in his gang. The gang consists of Dally, Sodapop, Johnny, Two-Bit, and also Darry. Ponyboy lost his parents 6 months ago and is now living with his brothers Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy and Johnny always got picked on by the socs

  • The Outsiders Movie Vs Book

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    In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, a member of a gang called the “greasers” is leaving the movie theater when a group of Socs, short for social, jumps him and Two-Bit along with Johnny while walking Cherry and Marcia home. The two girls agreed to go with them if they don’t fight. Ponyboy and Johnny get to the lot and fall asleep, and don’t wake until 2 o’clock in the morning. When Ponyboy gets home his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, are very worried. Darry and Pony get in a fight

  • The Outsiders Book Report Essay

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    about a boy named Ponyboy who lived in a small town in Texas with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop were a gang war was taking place between two different social class people: The Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy will learn the consequences bad acts can bring to your life in the middle of a gang war. The greasers were a middle class and not so social kind of people who liked to get in trouble and The other gang The Socs were a most of them a high class or middle-high class group of people who where they

  • Reflection On The Outsiders

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    I’ve realized that today people criticize you by your past when they should really criticize you on what you’ll do for the future. Like the greasers, they are criticized by how they look, and their past. They are being ruined and almost killed for their characteristics when really that should bring them closer together. In this classic novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, take a look as hatred from differences unravels in a compelling and mischievous way. Reading this book is like falling into a

  • Conflict In S. E. Hinton's The Outsider

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    she composed the book because she wanted to show of how the two social groups control themselves with the major events that has happened and it follows the rivalry between the Greasers, a group of young boys from a poorer community, and the rich, high class Socs of the same age through the view of Ponyboy, a 14 year old Greaser. The day after Ponyboy gets jumped by a group of Socs, he meets Cherry, who is a Soc. She surprises Ponyboy by being unlike any of the other Socs he has ever met - kind and ordinary

  • Analysis Of The Outsiders

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    In the beginning of the book, The Outsiders, we meet PonyBoy Curtis and his two brothers; Soda-Pop and Darry. The boys are in a type of place where their tier is referred to as “greasers”, and they live in a gang because their parents died in a car accident when they were younger. The greasers are the poor boys on the east side of town. Their rivals are the Socials, also referred to as “Socs”. The book begins with PonyBoy getting out of a movie and he proceeds to run into some Socs. He then gets

  • In By Robert Frost: Nothing Gold Can Stay

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    rescue johnny breaks his back and later dies.after that phony gets really depressed and stops working hard in school but when he gets the letter from johnny he gets his gold back and writes this book. Phoony boy is a fourteen year old greaser

  • Character Analysis Of Ponyboy Curtis's Life In 'The Outsiders'

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    Ponyboy Curtis a Greaser Life “Natures first green is gold/Her hardest hue to hold./Her only leaf 's a flower;/ But only so an hour./then leaf subsides to leaf./so Eden sank to grief,/so dawn goes down to day./Nothing gold can stay.” (poem by Robert Frost, Hinton, The Outsiders, pg. #77) Ponyboy Curtis wants everyone and everything to be equal. He is no more than a young greaser boy with no power over anything but himself. Nobody will listen to him, he has no say. Ponyboy is the youngest of three