Greaser Essays

  • Soc Vs Greasers

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    between social classes and a ongoing war in this town. The Greasers were a group of people mostly dressed in leather jackets, and jeans. While the Soc’s (Rich kids) wore madres, and khakis, and even drove Mustangs. In the very beginning of the story there were clear differences between the Soc’s and Greasers. Near the end of the book the Soc’s and Greasers are very similar. In the beginning of the story there are clear differences between a greaser and a Soc. One quote to prove this is. “Then the blue

  • Socs And Greasers Similarities

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    Greasers vs. Socs Greasers and Socs are similar and different in many ways. Greasers are seen as poor, worse, and more emotional than Socs. Socs are seen as richer, better, and more reserved than Greasers. They are both different groups or social classes. They also have many similarities such as violence, problems, and school. Greaser and Socs have many similarities. Firstly, they both get into fights and jump people. For example, both Dally, a Greaser, and Bob, a Socs, have fought and jumped

  • Outsiders: A Brief Summary Of Greasers

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    likes how he looks himself. He likes to watch movies by himself but wishes he had some company since it dangerous to walk alone for greasers like him because they might get jumped by the west rich kids on the other side of town known as Socs. Socs like partying a lot. They get in the paper one day for being a public disgrace and an asset to society the next. Greasers grease their hair a lot and like to keep it long. They are much poorer than Socs, steal, and get into a lot of fights. Pony doesn’t

  • Why Are Greasers Wrong

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    common Cherry thought all greasers were bad because of what happened at the movies but she was wrong because of how ponyboy was nice to her and he went up with her to get popcorn and when the movie was over the greasers seen they did not have a way home so they said they would walk them home and they live 20 miles from the movies so they are going to pony boys house to get there car and on the way they saw dally was on the ground and he got beat up by the socs and all the greasers said all the socs where

  • 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

  • Examples Of Socs Vs Greasers

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    Socs(Socials) life. Well, there are many reasons that Socs are more of a shame and threat to the community than the Greasers. First of all, Socs were more of an insult and danger to society than the Greasers because they knew that they were more fortune than the Greasers and they used that adjacent . The Rich gang could calmly make anything discontent and fault it on the Greasers because the police saw them as a cuss to society. They were known as the warning of a history, but is all that really

  • Similarities Between The Greasers And The Socs

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    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

  • How Does The Socs Affect The Greasers

    1140 Words  | 5 Pages

    “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

  • Who Has It Tougher, The Greasers Or The Socs?

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    15 4/8 Life of a Greaser Who has it tougher , the greasers or the socs? The greasers have it tougher than the socs because the socs are always walking over them. Greasers are poor and they get jumped by the socs. People might say that the socs had it tougher because things are rough all over , but the socs are the ones who jumped the greasers and made their lives tougher. Things are rough all over , but the greasers had it tougher. Money is one reason why greasers had it tougher. In

  • Why Did The Socs Beat Up The Greasers

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    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

  • 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

  • How Did Ponyboy Become A Soc

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    Ponyboy transform into a Soc as he goes on to his senior year? Ponyboy is from The Outsiders and is known as a Greaser. However, Ponyboy can become a Soc because he has good grades and does not want to be a Greaser forever. The only reason Ponyboy is a Greaser is because of the gang he hanged out with. Ponyboy no longer can hang out with his friend Dally and Johnny who were also Greasers. Also, Ponyboy has his Soc friends, Cherry and Randy. His older brother, Darry a type a Soc and is similar to Ponyboy

  • The Socs As A Menace In The Outsiders

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    What’s worse an uncontrollable rich gang, or a somewhat controllable poor gang? The Greasers are vulnerable to getting arrested meaning that they are controllable in case they cause a menace. The Socs however can do whatever and however they please as they would usually be seen innocent. Let's look at what factors identify the Socs as a menace; some of them see themselves above everyone else, they engage in aggressive manner, their parents do not do anything to stop their behavior. The Socs have

  • Honor In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    among the Greasers in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is shown in various ways. The Greasers have a tough and hard life due to their rival gang, the Socs. Nevertheless, they stick up for each other and sacrifice themselves for one another. When one of them is in danger, they form into one and defeat the problem. Although the Greasers are hoodlums, they are still righteous because they are courageous during times of danger, they care for each other, and are selfless. To begin, the Greasers could

  • 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

  • What Is The Outsiders Impact On Ponyboy

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    beginning of the story, he assumes all Socs live perfect lives but realizes, when he befriends Cherry, that he shouldn’t judge people too quickly because they might surprise him. Initially, Ponyboy assumed that the Socs were the enemy. That they jumped Greasers for fun and were haughty and snobbish. But when he meets Cherry, his attitude toward the Socs alters. In chapter 2, page 21,

  • Darry's Pride In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    In the book The Outsiders, S.E Hinton creates a character with a lot dignity, from his voice tone to his posture, everything shows his pride. Even though he is considered to be a greaser, Darry has a personality that most Socs have. First, we can get a better understanding of Darry’s pride through Ponyboy’s thoughts and questions to Darry. “How come you like fights Darry?... he was proud,” Ponyboy asks Darry. (135). After having a conversation with Darry it is easy to realize Darry has a pride that

  • Character Analysis Of Ponyboy From 'The Outsiders'

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    going into the church and those saving little kids, another reason is at first he didn’t believe that Johnny died and he didn’t go crazy like Dally, and he went with Randy to talk about the rumble with no blade or weapon. Ponyboy is a 14 year old Greaser (a gang with not much money), they smoke weed, and have long hair. They are teenagers that either don’t have parents or their parents just don’t care about them. They are teenage rebels and they get into trouble. For example, Ponyboy was different

  • Gangs In The Outsiders

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    The Socs and the Greasers are the two rival gangs in the novel, The Outsiders. Today I will discuss the differences between these 2 gangs. We will be comparing things on a broad spectrum including their values, status, privileges and more with direct examples from outsiders. Now, without further ado, let’s jump right into the social insecurities of teenagers. One of the most significant differences between The Socs and the greasers is the way they are treated, which also gets us to the first point;

  • Johnny Cade As A Hero In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    In “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, Greasers are people who live in poor neighborhoods. Growing up a greaser doesn’t mean you can’t be a hero. Not all greasers are JDs or hoods like Dally. Sometimes, they can be heroic, like Johnny Cade.who they are. Johnny Cade was definitely a hero, despite being a greaser. Heroes are people who risk their lives to save those of others, regardless of who they are. Johnny was very kind and cared very much for the other greasers, especially Ponyboy and Dally. He shows