Thought and Gangs Essay example

Submitted By shandenjoe15
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Shanden Joe
February 6, 2015
Period One
Equality is the Solution
The outsiders were a story that mainly involved two individual groups called the Socs and the Greasers. The Greasers lived on the East side of town, and the Socs live on the West side of town. Even though they are rivals, they also have a lot of things in common. Both gangs are somewhat the same because both groups engage in violence in the form of fights and threats. The Socs as well as the Greasers both have family problems. They are also all teens and young adults trying to act older than there age. Both gangs even need the people within the independent social groups to help them to feel strong and accepted. And last, they also show some jealousy towards each other. In the story someone from one gang talks dirty about the other gang, meaning that they are jealous. There is no sense to why they hate each other, except that they are jealous of each other. The Greasers are jealous of the Socs because they have it better. They are wealthier and treated better. And the Socs are jealous of the Greasers because their group is nothing like theirs. The Socs don’t show feeling towards each other. But the Greasers treat each other’s like family.
Another thing they have in common is that they both have family problems. Ponyboy lives under his older brothers rules. And they are always getting mad about each other about things. In my opinion, I think they are struggling to find happiness with their parents gone. It also says that Bob’s parents from the