Insider to The Outsiders : One To Four

Hi there.


What is The Outsiders? It’s a book. It was copyrighted in nineteen and sixty-seven. Author: S.E.Hinton.

I’m here to tell you what happens in the first two chapters.

Well, not really tell. Unfortunately, you’ll have to buy the book to find out what the whole story is. I’m just here to tell people about my thoughts. The ones concerning chapters one and two of The Outsiders.

First up: Ponyboy. He is 14 years of age. His nickname is Pony. I (for some reason) wouldn’t really like to have a name like that. It would appear that Ponyboy doesn’t mind. At all.

The first time you see Pony is when he’s walking home from the movies, all alone. Broad daylight. He’s the smart one in his family. He actually goes to school, and gets good grades on top of it. The bad part is that he never seems to use his head. He does stupid things, like walking alone. He could easily be beaten up by the Socialites. The Socialites are the really high-class rich kids. They go by Socs. (So-shay-‘s / So-shis-‘s)

In fact, Ponyboy nearly does get beaten up. I can’t tell you about that though. Buy the book.

Here’s a question. Why do the Socs beat up the greasers? (Greaser is what the Socs call the people on the East Side. The Socs themselves live on the West Side.) If the Socs are all rich, and have a lot of stuff, you would think that they could find something better to do with their time besides beating up random people.

That’s something that I really don’t get. I just can’t see the reasoning. Is there any logic behind their seemingly random attacks? Or are they actually random? Why would they even beat the greasers up? They hardly have anything to steal, so that can’t be it.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

I just can’t wrap my head around it.

Socs Vs. greasers. Kinda


One Response to “Insider to The Outsiders : One To Four”

  1. I really like this post, I like how it is based on a couple things in the book like bullying. I like how there is so many questions and that some doesn’t have answers. It keeps you thinking about the book. You have describe the scene of Ponyboy walking home from the theater. You also have a good description of Ponyboy.

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