What Are Teenage Gangs In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In The Outsiders book by S.E Hinton, are two teen gangs in Tulsa, Oklahoma these gangs are separated by the rich and poor; For the poor Greasers and for the wealthy Soc’s; But inside the Greaser’s gang there is Ponyboy Curtis who isn’t like the other’s he’s smart, does good in school, and has nice personality/characteristics compared to other Greaser’s. Like for the Soc’s Cherry a sweet but tough girl, and Randy a honest and respectful guy. Also inside the story there are a lot of class conflicts which causes more problems that then leads to drastic measures in consequences for either one gang (or the other) or maybe even both. Also the author's message is to bridge the gap between rich and poor for example by not judging a book by it's cover …show more content…
He then tells him that even the Soc’s no matter what, that they will be still at the top of the social class. He also tells Ponyboy that not all people and Greaser’s are bad, like him (Ponyboy) because of him being smart in school/life and for having a good personality compared to the other Greaser’s and Soc’s.(“And tonight … people get hurt in rumbles, maybe killed. I’m sick of it because it doesn’t do any good. You can’t win, you know that don’t you?” And when i remained silent he went on: “You can’t win even if you whip us. You still be where you were before-at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget if you win, or if you don’t. Greaser’s will still be greaser’s and Soc’s will still be soc’s. Sometimes i think it’s the ones in the middle that are really the lucky stiffs…” He took a deep breathe. “So I’d fight if I thought it’d do any good. I think I’m going to leave town. Take my old mustang and all the dough i can carry and get out.” 117). This quote shows Randy telling Ponyboy that just because him Dally, and Johnny were Greaser’s that they ddd will never be considered heroes, and that nothing will change between the