"The outsiders", by S.E. Hinton.

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Dallas Winston

Why be alone instead of being in gangs? Adolescents that have Family problems often join gangs because they are not treated well or loved from their parents. Also, adolescents join because of poverty or because they feel out of society. Gangs are usually located in the inner cities where building, people, and streets are in bad condition. Gangs usually dress almost the same, and the Greasers from the Outsiders dress with jeans and t-shirt. They got their name Greasers because they put oil in their hair. In the novel The Outsiders, there is a gang member named Dallas Winston who lived in New York. At first he was a gangster from New York, but later he moved to another gang called the Greasers. Dallas Winston in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was an important character because he was brave, rude, and a wrongdoer.

Dallas was a member of the Greasers in The Outsiders who was brave, rude, and a wrongdoer.

The first character trait for Dallas was bravery; no one was as brave as Dallas in the Greasers. This person never feared anyone or anything, and what made him brave was because he was in a gang in New York before. In addition, he wasn't afraid of the cops. Besides, if someone bumped him, Dallas would beat him up for no reason. The second character trait is rudeness; no one in the Greaser was as rude as Dallas. This character was rude to everyone, even to the girls, but not to the Greasers. One day in the movie theaters he met two girls. The first moment he sees them he goes to flirt around, but the girls dislike Dallas because of his rudeness. The third character trait is that he is a wrongdoer. In one hand, this guy...