The Outsiders Social Class Analysis

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In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, embarks on a story of a young boy Greaser, his gang, the rivalry with the Socs, and how it all ended. The main theme of The Outsider was social class. Socs have wealth that helps them through life and their parents have enough money to do anything for them Greasers do not have an education, and that’s true because they don’t have enough money and the privilege to get a good education. On the other hand, Socs don’t have to worry about not having a bad education because they can afford an education. Although greasers can the opportunity to stop and smell the roses, Socs have everything in life needed, they don’t have the cherishable life they wish for. Hinton notifies, through the text, the main reason for the gang’s separation is because of their social class and expectations. First and foremost, wealth is a huge part of the social class because it defines your status. It is also the main reason why Greasers and Socs are separated. Ponyboy thinks that money is the biggest cause of separation between the two groups, for example, “I'm not sure how you spell it, but is the abbreviation for Socials, the West Side rich kids. It's like the term greaser that's used to class all us boys on the East Side” This quote of Pony tells the readers that society today understands the separation of the world. The people who have money and the people who do not. He also understands that Greasers do not have wealth like the Greasers because as
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