The way the Socs and Greasers recognized each other is closely similar of the way gangs do it in modern day, usually by clothing and symbols. Most of the gangs of today do not even know why they are fighting. They are simply told to stand up for one another and to jump or kill rival gang members. This is exactly what Hinton displayed between the Socs and the Greasers. The never ending cycle of the “we got each other’s back” code leads to the tension between the two groups.
They are also annoyed because they get blamed for all the things the Socs do because of the Greaser stereotype. Near the end of the novel, the Socs and the Greasers have a rumble. The Greasers beat the Socs, but this didn’t really disprove any of the stereotypes that people thought about the
Notwithstanding, he already knew he was fighting a war with no gun, and had "after losing the case, which he surely should have won, Maycomb still chose to put him down quoting, “he's turned out a nigger-lover we'll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again. He's ruinin' the family, that's what he's doin’,” (96). Even after dealing with nothing but setbacks, Atticus continued to manage the aggregation having enough courage to fight the case with force, persevering until what really happened is said. An alternate adventure of Atticus' courage is when the lynch mob argument occurred. When he was approached by a gang that included Mr. Cunningham.
They face the facts and problems of their everyday, brutal, world. The characters in The Outsiders do their best with what life handed them. The whole “gang” has to deal with acrimonious stereotypes and never fitting in wherever they go. The gang only fits in with other greasers. The socs and greasers do not talk or even acknowledge each other unless they are fighting against each other or insulting them.
He put his life on the line for the people but not just for the people some for his own selfish reasons as described above. His pride would not let him back down from a challenge or waiver in any sort of battle/competition. His greedy ways sent him on a course headed for destruction since he had an insatiable appetite for fame and glory. All together Beowulf was a great guy that did what he could for the people that praised him. He had faults just like everyone else because nobody is perfect.
That hero is Atticus, who fights for racial justice. Atticus seems like a sort of “Superman” in the county of Maycomb, as he does many things that other people don’t want to do or can’t do. For instance he is the one who has to take care of a mad dog who is loose on the streets, and he guns it down in one shot. People call Atticus names because he is not racist, and his daughter Scout retaliates against them. “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more.” (99) Scout thinks.
His hardships were his childhood, isolation, and competition. First of all, Ender became a great leader because of his childhood bullies. Ender beating up Stilson ended his bullying on Earth. Ender realized, “I have to win this now, and for all time, or I’ll fight it every day and it will get worse and worse.” Ender was planning ahead for the future which is a trait that a great leader needs. In addition.
Gang violence is pretty much defined as the rivalry between different groups of people. Before I started researching gang violence I knew that there are gangs everywhere and almost all of them are very violent. When your in a gang it’s pretty much your family. You have to do anything for them. I also knew that gangs appeal to young people because there’s a lot of power that you get.
A “Sophoclean hero” is a headstrong character that is willing to face the worse to attain his goal. This particular hero is always in need for peace even if it means breaking the laws and relies on principles. Antigone fought all the way for the pride and respect of her brother. She proved that she was capable of anything, even death. Creon is not a heroic character despite his excess on many aspects.
“A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.” (Andrew Bernstein). In the novel “The Outsiders,” written by S.E. Hinton, we are introduced to several characters from the lower class “Greasers” including the main characters Ponyboy Curtis, Dallas Winston, and Johnny Cade and their struggles in a society where each feels like an outsider. A society where they are desperately trying to fit in. All the while they are having to deal with the rich, high class clique the “Socs.” When one evening an encounter between the rival gangs results in the death of one of the “Socs” at the hands of one of the “Greasers”, they finally come together and realize no matter where or what class they are from, things are rough