Conflict In The Outsiders

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Imagine being in a group, or a gang, where you have to keep each other’s backs from anything bad that happens. Imagine having a rival that’ll bring harm to you and to your group, who you consider family. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, two different gangs, the Socials, or Socs for short, is a group of wealthy teenagers, and the Greasers, a group of very poor teenagers, are rivals who always mess with each other. A lot has gone by in the novel, and all of this is told by one of the Greasers gang, Ponyboy Curtis. In the novel, The Outsiders, much of the turmoil and conflict in the community is caused by the Socials. To start of, when a Socs meets a greaser or a group of greasers, they bug them to cause trouble. All the time, a Socs will jump a greaser and cause heavy damage to them physically. Ponyboy mentioned “We get jumped by the Socs” which is stated in the novel in page two. This shows that every time when one or more Socs meet a greaser, they always bother them so that the greaser can have a reaction. If this didn’t happened, then the Socs and the Greasers wouldn’t be rivals. In addition, ‘ “Hey, grease” one said in an over-friendly voice.…show more content…
This made him run away from the crime scene and the police shot him dead. However, it is clear that the robbery of the grocery store has nothing to do with the problems that were causing throughout the novel. This was towards the end. In addition, the Greasers are not at fault because part of the novel, the Socs were trying to drown Ponyboy in a fountain, meaning that they tried to kill Ponyboy, while Johnny was on the ground of a park that the whole scene was taking place because other Socs members beated him. When they were trying to drown him, they were also trying to kill him, which is against the
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