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Examples Of Conflict In The Outsiders

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Conflicts in The Outsiders In the book the Outsiders, Ponyboy faces many conflicts, some had carried more significance than others. The author of this novel is S.E. Hinton. The main characters of this novel are Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, and Darrel Curtis (Darry). The Outsiders is novel about the wars between the two social classes formally known as Socs (The higher class/richer people) and the Greasers (The lower class/poorer blue collar workers.) This novel however is told from the perspective of the Greasers, more specifically a young boy at the bottom of a small gang or family of greasers. In the novel The Outsiders the character Ponyboy experience multiple conflicts with his family, his friends, and the law. At home, Ponyboy is taken care of by essentially both of his big brothers, but, it is mostly his eldest brother Darry who is the authority figure in the house. Ponyboy believes that Darry works him too hard because he gets yelled at regularly. His second oldest brother, Sodapop, says that Darry only works him harder because he is trying to protect Pony. When Sodapop and Ponyboy are trying to fall asleep, but, start talking to each other Sodapop says, “Listen, kiddo, when Darry hollers at you...he don’t mean nothing’. He’s just got more worries than somebody his age ought to. Don’t take him serious...you dig, Pony? Don’t let him bug you. He’s really proud of you ‘cause you’re so brainy. It’s just because you’re the baby-I mean, he loves you a lot. Savvy? The
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