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Why do the socs girls sit with the greasers in chapter 2 in the book the outsiders

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Posted May 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM via web

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Why do the socs girls sit with the greasers in chapter 2 in the book the outsiders

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted May 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM (Answer #1)

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In Chapter 2 of "The Outsiders", Dally, Ponyboy, and Johnny go to the drive-in.  Dally sits behind the two girls because he is attracted to them.  While he is sitting there, he makes some derogatory and offensive comments toward them.  After Dally leaves, Ponyboy, along with Johnny, sits with them, almost as their protectors and promises that he would never speak to her the way that Dally did.  It seems that these girls are always around boys who do not know how to treat a young woman – we can see this through their interactions with the Soc boys later in the chapter.  The feel a sense of comfort and innocence in both Ponyboy and Johnny; therefore, they are comfortable around them and ask them to stay.

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