What are some conflicts in The Outsiders in chapters 1 to 4?

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The main conflict is between the greasers and the Socs.

The main conflict is between the two rival gangs.  This conflict results in them constantly fighting each other.  It is a self-perpetuating thing.  The gangs fight because they come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, but they also fight to defend their members or to avenge grievances. 

Pony, Johnny, and Dally are at the movies when Dally behaves coarsely to a Soc girl, Cherry.  Despite this conflict, which of course is partly just Dally’s personality and partly due...

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