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outsiders essay

by Andrew, Age 13 , Grade 7, south east junior high, Iowa city, IOWA USA
Teacher: Keller-wilson

Has there been a group that you wanted to be a part of? That you would do anything to be a part of? In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Dally, a member of the greasers has done practically everything to fit in with the greasers. By being mischievous, violent, and helpful, Dally is able to fit in with greasers.
One thing that helps dally fit in with greasers is being mischievous. After the gang saved ponyboy from getting jumped ponyboy wrote that dally,”had been arrested, got drunk, jumped small kids, he did everything”(10). By doing these things, he shows that he is like most greasers by disobeying the law. My next piece of evidence is after dally left johnny and ponyboy at the nightly double and two-bit comes and tells them,“Mr. Timothy Shepard and Co. are looking for whoever so kindly slashed their car’s tires, and since Mr. curly shepard spotted dallas doing it… well… Does dally have a blade?”(29). This shows that he isn’t afraid to anger someone and cause trouble. Together all this proves that dally can fit in with greasers by being mischievous.

Another trait that helps dally fit in with the greasers is being violent. When johnny and ponyboy came over to see dally for help escaping the police and dally told them”me and shepard had a run in and i cracked some ribs”(60). This shows that dally would rather fight than run.  Another piece of evidence is when two-bit and ponyboy visit dally in the hospital after the church fire and dally tells them”...he[shepard] mostly came to rub it in about the rumble.Man, i hate not being in that”(124). This shows that he is upset about not fighting the socs with the rest of the greasers.together all of this proves that dally can fit in with greasers by being violent.
Another trait that helps dally fit in with the greasers is being violent. When johnny and ponyboy came over to see dally for help escaping the police and dally told them”me and shepard had a run in and i cracked some ribs”(60). This shows that dally would rather fight than run.  Another piece of evidence is when two-bit and ponyboy visit dally in the hospital after the church fire and dally tells them”...he[shepard] mostly came to rub it in about the rumble.Man, i hate not being in that”(124). This shows that he is upset about not fighting the socs with the rest of the greasers.together all of this proves that dally can fit in with greasers by being violent.
All in all by being mischievous, violent, and helpful helped dally fit in with greasers. All of this proves that you should be a part of a group that is the most similar to you.
 

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