Socs And Greasers Research Paper

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What are the differences between greasers and socs? There are many differences and similarities between the greasers and the socs. The greasers are more than just a gang, they are a group of friends who always have each others back. The greasers also have a very distinct style. They always “grease” their hair back and usually wear jeans. While the socs, wear very preppy and rich clothes. “ You greasers have a different set of values. You’re more emotional. We’re sophisticated- cool to the point of not feeling anything.”(S.E. Hinton, page 38) This quote means that greasers feel emotion and passion for their friends. While the socs are sophisticated and feel close to nothing. This topic is important for the upcoming story between the greasers …show more content…

“ I bet we started it. We must of left a lit cigarette in there or something.” (S.E. Hinton, page 91) A preschool in the near area was having a picnic and a few of the children wandered into the church before it caught aghast in flames. After the boys found out children were in there, they immediately climbed into the house of flames to rescue them. The boys were severely burned but managed to save the children. Both of them were taken to the hospital immediately. The boys were considered heroes after the incident.The people who were involved in the fire were: Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, Jerry Wood(Preschool chaperone), and the children who wandered into the church after it caught on fire. “ I think you were sent straight from heaven. Or are you just professional heroes?”(S.E. Hinton, page 95) Ponyboy came out of this catastrophe with minimal damage done, while sadly Johnny did not. He had third degree burns and while on the way out, a large piece of wood fell on him and broke his spine. Sadly, due to his injuries Johnny passed away a day after the incident but never regretted his actions. “It's worth it. Saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for.” (S.E. Hinton, page

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