Homework Help

How many Greasers and Socs were at the rumble?tHANK YOU IF U HELP

user profile pic

camila17 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM via web

dislike 1 like

How many Greasers and Socs were at the rumble?

tHANK YOU IF U HELP

2 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

lhc | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted June 8, 2012 at 10:24 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

Twenty two Socs show up for the rumble; there are only twenty Greasers, but they manage to win this battle in the turf war.  The opening punches are thrown by Darry and his friend from high school, Paul Holden, who had also been his teammate when the two played football together.  This was an irony Hinton developed to complicate the story; Darry had actually been a Soc at one time, with a promising football and academic career.  The death of the Curtis brothers' parents had caused Darry to either see himself and his brothers separated into foster homes, or alternately, he could go to work to earn a living to keep the family together.  He chose the latter, working hard in construction and transferring his hopes for the future to Ponyboy. 

Sources:

user profile pic

ik9744 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2014 at 3:56 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

22 Socs vs 20 Greasers.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes