I am part of a gang; The Greasers, our trademark is our long, greasy hair and our leather jackets.
West Side of Town
They wear fancy madras shirts and use fancy sports cars.
The Socials (or Socs) are the rich kids in town. They live in the west side an are our enemy.
Quote:‘When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I only had two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home’.
Red Corvair trails Ponyboy
Quote:‘My hair is longer than a lot of boys wear theirs, squared off in back and long in front and sides, but I am a greaser and most of my neighbourhood rarely bothers to get a haircut.’
Five Socs attack Ponyboy
Quote:‘I’m not sure how you spell it but it’s the abbreviation for the Socials, the jet set, the West-side rich kids. It’s like the term greaser, which is used to class all us boys.’
The Greasers save Ponyboy
Quote: ‘-When I spotted that red Corvair trailing me. I was almost two blocks from home then, so I started walking a little faster
Quote: ‘It occurred to me then that they could kill me. I went wild. Someone put his hand over my mouth, and I bit it as hard as Icould, tasting the blood running through my teeth. I heard a muttered curse and gotslugged again, and they were stuffing a handkerchief in my mouth.’
Quote:‘Then there were shouts and the pounding of feet, and the Socs jumped up and left. People were jumping over me and running by me and I was too dazed to figure it out. Then someone had me under the armpits and was hauling me to my feet. It was Darry.’