What Are The Similarities Between The Socs And Greasers

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S.E. Hinton mentions in The Outsiders music by Elvis, The Beatles, and Hank Williams to help characterize groups of boys in the book, the Greasers, the Socs and the likes of Buck Merril and Curly Shepard. For instance, the Greasers are compared to Elvis. In the book Cherry and Ponyboy talk about how the Socs and Greasers are different. “You’re more emotional. We’re sophisticated- cool to the point of not feeling anything. Elvis is emotional and interactive with his fans in performances like how the Greasers are with each other. In similar fashion, the Socs are parallel to The Beatles. “They liked the Beatles and thought Elvis was out…” The Beatles’ energy during performances is calm just like how The Socs are less emotional. On the other hand,
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