Essays Tagged: "Greaser"

"The Outsiders" by S.E Hinton, the theme, human nature

lling tale by S.E. Hinton, is an excellent story about the hardships andtriumphs experienced by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs. This novel suggests the stories'content because the Greasers ... , possibly near Texas, in the late 1960's.Ponyboy, the main character, lives with his brothers as a greaser. One day Ponyboy and Johnny,Ponyboy's best friend, get jumped by a group of Socs. The Socs s ...

(2 pages) 108 1 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Outsiders" by S.E Hinton. Class study looking at what the teacher directs the student's learning towards

based on two waring juvenile gangs, divided by economical and socialbackground, the lower East side Greasers and the upper West side Socs. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is anovel wri ... The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is anovel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of thesedistinct worlds.I chose ...

(4 pages) 104 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Films By: Kevin burdick : How novels are turned into films and the difficulties of making a film from a novel.

. The rumble is the biggest thing that has ever happened between the two groups. "The Socs and [The Greasers] are having an all out warfare all over the city." (S.E.Hinton p.83). The filmmaker sees th ... two works in the setting is the scene when Ponyboy gets jumped in chapter 1. Ponyboy is part of the Greaser gang, along with his two brothers and their good friends. The Socs being their enemies alway ...

(8 pages) 49 1 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

This essay is a book report of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

e West Side, the rich and high class 'Socs' reside and on the East are the poor and filthy looking 'Greasers'. The town is full of alleys and small cramped homes while big mansion-like houses exist on ... a 14 year-old teenager with light-brown, almost red long hair and greenish-grey eyes. Ponyboy is a 'greaser' and after his parents die, he lives with his two older brothers- Soda and Darry. He is part ...

(3 pages) 70 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gangs and Gang Psychology: Written as an essay on "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

are called Mafias, organized crime or even families of crime. Some gangs form out of necessity, the Greaser gang from "The Outsiders" for instance. This form of gang is usually very loyal, has little ...

(4 pages) 95 0 3.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A comprehensive novel anlysis of "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton.

es with his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darrel. All three of them belong to a gang known as the Greasers, which is comprised of teenagers from the poor east side of town. The name Greasers reflect ... nt and studies hard. His social status prevents him from achieving his true potential. He joins the Greaser gang because it was the thing to do if you lived on the east side of town. Their rivals are ...

(8 pages) 85 2 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Film: "The Outsiders"

uth-Side Socials (more casually called "socs"), is the more privileged group. The second group, The Greasers, are the less privileged kids, who just so happen to live on the wrong side of town. These ... nst each other for many years, but on one particular night, this rivalry turns deadly as one of the greasers, Johnny, stabs and kills a soc, Bob, in defense of his friend, Pony boy Curtis. The rivalry ...

(6 pages) 66 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

What are the issues explored and techniques used in SE Hinton's "The Outsiders."

"The Outsiders" is probably the differences and conflicts of social classes; in this instance, the Greasers, a group of low-class youths, and the Socs (short for Socials), a group of privileged rich ... poorer than the Socs and the middle class. I reckon we're wilder, too. Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get leaders in the paper for public d ...

(11 pages) 47 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Outsiders- by SE Hinton Why Gangs Portrayed in this Novel are Real

social ladder clash in this epic novel of social tension between two rival groups, the Socs and the Greasers. The main character, 14-year-old Ponyboy, is a Greaser who lives under the cycle of poverty ... ss pressure from the Socs. They are the upper class Westside crowd who are accepted in society. The Greasers, in contrast, struggle to put food on the table and are social outcasts. SE Hinton has ment ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Important idea in the novel "The outsiders" by S.E.Hinton.

many troubles because of their appearances and this is why the idea is important.Socs are rich kids Greasers are poor kids .There is a quote " We couldn't have Covairs or madras shirts, but we could h ... ld have hair". This quote tells that the Socs are rich, have lots of money and dress nicely and the Greasers have greasy hair and they are proud of it.There are many fights between the two gangs. Many ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Regression to Childhood in "Greasy Lake"

the evening becomes a succession of negative events for the three boys. Following a fight with the greaser, the boys then turn their attention to his screaming girlfriend, as her man lies unconscious ... n the ground. The narrator and his two friends are suddenly interrupted during their assault of the greaser's girlfriend by two fraternity boys and must flee the scene of their various crimes. The nar ...

(10 pages) 42 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'The Outsiders' by S.E Hinton

t he did I consider him to be brave and a hero.At the beginning of the novel Ponyboy enjoys being a greaser. He identifies with this group of people and doesn't believe he has anything in commom with ... to live together without groups influencing. When Ponyboy talks to Randy he shows this by saying:" 'Greaser' didn't have anything to do with it. My buddy over there wouldn't have done it. Maybe you wo ...

(3 pages) 37 1 3.4 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton Essay: As readers we empathize with the Greasers but the novel as a whole leaves little hope for them. Do you agree?

"The Outsiders" is a novel written by S.E. Hinton. It allows its readers to emphasise with the Greasers through its use of realistic language and description and allows the reader to experience t ... rothers.In the novel, the author enabled the readers to have an insight to what life was like for a Greaser through the narrator, Ponyboy. The Greasers live on the poor, industrial side of town and mo ...

(2 pages) 1640 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Outsiders

have a feeling that a couple of them would have eventually been in the war, had the story continued.Greasers and Socs The general pattern of the series involves Ponyboy's greaser friends becoming more ... ooks like Rusler is doing more work to make it happen (witness the hair sniffing scene in "He Was a Greaser, Only Old").Buck Merril's major shift is even stranger: He goes from Dally's rodeo cowboy fr ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Thoughts On The Outsiders

oud of their different-ness that scares and infuriates the insider core.What is life like as a greaser? What is life like as a soc? Which would you rather be?Life as a soc is full of freedom an ... eat on the surface is without true achievement and full of cowardice and lonesomeness.Life as a greaser is meager and uncertain. Most greasers go through life recklessly with no perspective future ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Outsiders

on after their parents' death. The main conflicts of the plot were based upon rivalries between the Greasers, a gang from the poorer section of town, and the Socs, a gang of rich teenagers from the mo ... r his parents' untimely death with the support of his two brothers, Darry and Soda, and his gang of Greasers from the wrong side of town. Life is hard for Darry, Soda and Ponyboy. Although Darry and S ...

(3 pages) 606 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


f Book: The Outsiders Author: S.E. Hinton Number of Pages:180 The Outsiders is about two gangs- the Greasers and the Socs, who live in a town divided by the two social classes, and the two gangs. The ... st in the gang and isn?t too much into the gang thing and fighting in the rumbles. Pony is a normal Greaser like the rest so he?s got the typical Greaser look of all the rest. Long, slicked hair and h ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Outsiders

s much more than he can handle. One of Ponyboy's biggest conflicts is with the police. As a "greaser", most people that do not live within his community look down on him. The elite group ... up of teenagers from the other, richer side of town, the "Socs" love to start fights with all greasers. When the police get involved, they automatically side with the wealthier, more educated So ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Outsiders

Book report on: The OutsidersPonyboy is a greaser. The Greasers are a group of kids known for their long hair and are low-class. Their enemies ... s. It starts as Pony is walking home from a movie and is beaten up by a group of Socs, but soon the Greasers come and save him. The group had his brothers, Darry and Sodapop, Dally, Johnny, and Two-bi ...

(1 pages) 483 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sandy's personal insecurities in the film Grease

rease was and has remained one the largest grossing movie musicals of all time. John Travolta plays greaser Danny Zuko who falls in love the preppy and very proper Sandy Olsen during a summer fling at ... th this new group. This complete turn around of character is further noticed as Sandy starts dating greaser Danny Zuko from the T-Birds. The T-Birds who are the group of guys that hang around and date ...

(3 pages) 15 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology