Social Groups In The Outsiders

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“The Outsiders”, written by S. E. Hinton, is the story of the conflict between two social groups: “The Socs”, and the “Greasers”; set in a small Oklahoma town during the 1950s. The Socs are considered the upper class while the Greasers are the poorer, less educated, and more impoverished people of the town. The main character, Ponyboy, is a Greaser, though he is a smart kid. He has two older brothers, Sodapop, and Darry, who are both Greasers as well. They have a number of fellow Greasers: Johnny, who acts as the "pet" since he's younger than practically everyone, and Dallas, or Dally, the toughest Greaser, who is almost the leader of the group. Even though there is conflict between the Greasers and Socs because of their different social classes,
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