The Greasers In S. E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders'

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Too Cool for Blue Mustangs There are two types of people in the world, the uptight Socs and the underprivileged Greasers. I think we both know who had it harder. The Greasers have the rough life in contrast to the Socs who get to drive around in their expensive cars and brand new clothes. Greasers live with terrible parents and being projected as criminals by society. The Socs might have to worry about trying to be perfect and always being social, but Greasers are constantly being seen as juvenile delinquents by their whole town and after going through that all day they have to go home to abusive parents. The Greasers have it harder in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders considering that out in public they get stereotyped and when they get home their parents abuse them.…show more content…
While Darry and the rest of the gang were mimicking the Socs Darry said “Juvenile delinquent, you’re no good.” (pg.136). The Greasers always were seen as the bad kids so much that some of them just made it into jokes and shake it off. This was their alternative instead of taking it seriously. When Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny saved the kids Jerry Wood thanked them for saving the kids and “He didn't seem to mind our being hoods.”(pg.96). Ponyboy was a little surprised that Jerry Wood didn't care that they were hoods because normally people don’t thank hoods for things. Another reason Ponyboy was was surprised is that he never had many experiences not being stereotyped by society. While having deal with stereotyping the Greasers had to live with abusive

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