Social Class In The Outsiders

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I’ve always found it funny how one day you could be enjoying beading, or finger painting, then the next, you find out Santa isn’t real. All of a sudden you are expected to get good grades, buy your own clothes, keep track of your own shoes. In The Outsider by S.E. Hinton, a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy learns that getting older and having more responsibilities is difficult no matter what your social class is. When Ponyboy gets caught up in a gang rivalry, he has to run away from Tulsa, Oklahoma before the police catch him. When he returns home, he realizes that the other gang were not so different than him, despite the social classes. Often, like Ponyboy, we need to learn to slow down, and take a moment to appreciate the world around

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