Socs And Greasers In The Outsiders

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The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is about Socs and greasers differences in life and society. Socs had a better life than the greasers. The problem was that they didn’t get along, they would have rumbles such as fights. It directly affected them because Socs lived in the West side and the greasers lived in the East side. The fact that Socs had cool cars and nicer clothes and the greasers had greasy hair and worn out clothes. The only way that the Socs and greasers could be truly happy in their relationship was not fighting and get along with each other. Until this happened, the setting drove the relationship between socs and greasers because their life and society were different it controlled them in a different way. The time period would have an…show more content…
The greasers were on the East side and the Socs were on the West side. The Socs always jump the greasers even when the greasers are walking alone. In The Outsiders it states “I’m not sure how you spell it,but it’s the abbreviation for the Socials,the jet set,the West side rich kids.” (Hinton page 2) This quote shows that the Socs were in the west side.“It’s like the term “greaser”; which is used to class all us boys on the East side.” (Hinton page 2) This quote shows that the greasers were in the East side. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone will come by and scream “Greaser!” at them, which doesn’t make you hot, if you know what I mean.” (Hinton page 2) This quote shows that greasers get jumped by the Socs even when they are alone. This effect does have on the character’s success/happiness because the Socs could do whatever they want because they were rich but the greasers can’t they would get jumped if they…show more content…
A character can overcome their environment to find happiness is to fight for it and stay together as a family. A character's environment can influence his/her success/happiness. People can only overcome it by fighting
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