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The Outsiders Short EssayExpectation is the main contributor to shaping the people and their behavior for expectation is society Within society social class is an organization for the financial status of people The definition of social class is a status hierarchy in which individuals and groups are classified on the basis of esteem and prestige acquired mainly through economic success and accumulation of wealth businessdictonarycom Although this definition describes what a social class is it does not clearly state who classifies the individuals In the Outsiders by SE Hinton society places people into these social classes And society expects an oversimplified image of a social class otherwise known as a stereotype Two of the major social classes are the Greaser a group of people who value survival and to unity as protection for one another and the Socials who are a scornful group of people and feel as if Greasers are unworthy of walking among them When society expects a certain idea of a person they categorize people into social classes When society assigns people to social classes not only does it create separation between the Socs and the Greasers but it also creates an obstacle Many think of the Greasers as failures criminals and hoodlums Because Socs feel a sense of authorization over Greasers they decide to harass Greasers in their spare time An example of expectation occurs when Ponyboy Curtis and Dally Winston speeds to meet Johnny Cade at the hospital a police officer pulls them over for driving too fast Initially the officer assumed they were up to mischief due to the fact that they were Greasers However he was then told otherwise SE Hinton wrote The policeman looked disgusted All right buddy wheres the fire 146 Because of expectation of mischief opportunity for the Greasers is constrained whereas opportunity comes to the Socs This expectation is what suppresses the Greasers from climbing the social classes It is what keeps the two
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