The story takes place in an unnamed town in an unnamed state around 1965. There are two major groups in this unnamed town: The Greasers and The Socs. Naturally each group hates each other. The Socs think the Greasers are just some white trash with filthy hair and the Greasers think the Socs are some privileged rich kids with no worries besides what Greaser to jump next. The movie starts with a sudden tragic event. At this event there are two young Greasers: Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis. These two have recently been with two Soc girls at the movie house. These are two of the most well known Soc boyś girlfriends, so when Bob and his gang see these kids with their girls obviously there is some conflict. Bob finds these kids a little while later
The Socs mostly came from houses with two parents, drive fine cars, wear fashionable clothing, and even given the freedom they wanted. Instead of focusing on all the goods that the Socs had, they decided to focus on their hatred towards the Greasers. They wanted to jump the Greasers and curse throughout the Greasers neighborhoods, hoping to cause some conflict. “You greasers have a different set of values. You're more emotional. We're sophisticated--- cool to the point of not feeling anything. Nothing is real with us” (Hinton 33). The Greasers feel emotions, but the Socs are too cool to feel anything. Instead of the Socs taking advantage of all the good they have, the Socs got editorials in the newspaper for being a public disgrace one day and a benefit to society the next day. Randy and Cherry seem to be the only ones to realize the error of the Socs' ways. Cherry feels sympathy for the Greasers even after her boyfriend, Bob, was killed. Randy
This story is about a guy names Ponyboy who is a “greaser”, a member of a group of lower-class youths who wear their hair long and greasy, wear jeans and ripped-up T-shirt, and are at odds with the rich-kid bullies known as the “Socs”, shorter name for socials. One day, as Ponyboy is walking home from a movie, he is jumper and beaten by a gang of Socs. At the last minute, his gang of greasers (including his brothers Darry and Sodapop, who raised Ponyboy now that their parents are dead,) the hardened hood Dally
“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!” exclaimed Ponyboy. The Greasers play the role of the unlawful “hoodlums” in their community. They are considered wild and unruly. When a Soc sees a Greaser, they assume they are dirty troublemakers and white trash. The Greasers were
I am a greaser because they stick together and don’t pick on other kids. Greasers may be poor but they stay as a family. The difference between greasers and socs is that the socs pick on greasers, they are rich, and they are very rude. The greasers, on the other hand, are nice, poor, and they try and hide from socs. The greasers have long hair that is greasy and they are the middle class. The socs are the upper class and they have really nice cars.
In S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, there are many themes represented in the book, but one of the main themes is social ostracism, or the conflict between the economic classes. There are two rival gangs within The Outsiders: the Socs and the Greasers. The Socs represent the upper class while the Greasers represent the lower class. The Socs, "jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next." The Greasers, who are on the low social economic side, "steal things and drive old souped-up cars and hold up gas stations and have a gang fight once in
The socs and the greasers shares a sense of hatred against each other, they fight with each other both verbally and physically. One of the instances that shows their conflict externally was the 'Saturday Night Rumble'. The two gangs " moved in a circle under the light, counter-clockwise, eyeing
The difference in social class definitely took its toll on the two of these gangs. The Soc’s and Greaser’s opinion would change from with experiences, but for the most part it was a clash for who owned the town. The Socs were the “good guys” and the Greasers were the “troublemakers” of town, although this was definitely not the case but because of the unchanging prejudice opinions were placed on both of the groups it would not change. For example, Ponyboy explained that maybe the Greasers and Socs aren’t so different after all. On page 40, Ponyboy starts to wonder how different he is from any of the Socs, “It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the
A major conflict in this novel is between the greasers and the Socs. These two gangs are made up of complete opposites. The two rivals fall into conflict because of how they view each other and their roles in society. Greasers are poor hoods from the East side that “wear our hair long and dress in t-shirts and blue jeans… and wear leather jackets
Greasers are the main stereotype in the book but also there is a small part played by the Socs. Although the book is about the life and times of a Greaser there is also a ‘Socs Story’ in there, as throughout the book you learn more and more about the Socs and how they live. But this all changes. When Bob dies Cherry and Randy, the main Socs characters, begin to see that there is no difference between Socs and Greasers. Randy, when he talks to Ponyboy in private doesn’t call
In this case, greasers are from the East and don’t earn a lot of money; Socs are from the West and have plenty of money. Furthermore, the story takes place in the 1960’s during discrimination and racial tensions are high, not to mention in Oklahoma. Ponyboy and Johnny take a train to Windrixville to live in an abandon church for a week. Then Ponyboy and Johnny come back, but this time in the hospital. Lastly, the book ends in the park where Dally is gun down.
The Socs and Greasers are complete opposites but they both have some of the same problems.In the book “The Oudsiders “by S.E Hinton,the main person join a gang but the gang has a enemy gang,the Socs.The socs are different to the Greasers but they both have some of the same problems.Some of the same problems the face is family issues,pressure from friends,and alcohol.
Have you ever been so into a book you couldn't put it down? Well, if you enjoy a good book I suggest The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. The Outsiders starts in a small town, in this town there were two gangs the socs and the greasers. The socs were rich and lived on the north side, they all had nice cars and lots of money. On the other hand there was the greasers, they weren't as rich as the socs and didn't have as nice of cars, or houses, or even clothes.”Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs. Sometimes I think it’s the ones in the middle that are really the lucky stiffs”(Hinton, ch. 7) Gangs are a huge problem in the US and in this book it shows it.
A young boy walks out of a theatre alone as a blue mustang approaches him. Or was it, a young boy is writing about a random topic then walks around with his two friends causing trouble? Books and movies do not always line up completely. However, The Outsiders is one example of a book and movie that have same and different aspects.The Outsiders was originally a book written in the 1960’s by a fifteen year old girl, S.E. Hinton and later turned into a movie around the year 1980. The story is placed in the 1960’s about a group of greasers who take things too far with a few socs and learn more about growing up.The movie and book have been reviewed while taking notes about them. A greaser is a social label, referring to as underprivileged, poor, and troublesome, commonly greasers are proud of their hair and know how to look tough. A soc is another social label that is opposite to greaser. Socs are referred to as rich, spoiled, and they look down on greasers. The Outsiders book and movie have similarities and differences
The two main divisions were between the Greasers and the Socs, and this rivalry led to many conflicts in the book. Hinton illustrates the divisions and fighting in this quote, “They caught him and one of them had a lot of rings on his hand that’s what had cut Johnny up so badly” (Hinton 33). Johnny was attacked by four Socs when he was playing with a football at the park. There are many times in the book where Socs attacked Greasers that were walking alone. Howard explains the divisions and violence of the gangs in this quote, “Tulsa was one of many American cities that had seen an increasing division between social classes since World War II, and the animosity between Greasers and Socs gangs illustrated the extent to which this division between social classes had permeated society” (Howard 28). The Greasers were seen as the poor outcast while the Socs were the popular one with all the money. The Socs provoke the Greasers by saying hurtful things and attacking them so both gangs feel the need to fight to prove that they are better. Hinton did a good job of portraying the violence and building up to these points and this keeps the reader interested in the book.
Grease is a classic American film that takes place in the 1950s and explores ideas of gender and sexuality. The film was produced in 1978 by Robert Stigwood and Allen Carr and was directed by Rundel Kleiser. The film was not set in the 1970s because it would have to tell a different story; in the 1970s there was birth control and an abundance of sexual liberation, unlike the 1950s. The producers were able to connect the concepts of events from the 1950s into the film. Grease explores the ideas of gender and sexuality through specific gender roles. On one hand, there are characters in the film who are sexually good and are innocent, they are pure. On the other hand, there are characters who are sexually bad and have a tendency to sin,