In S.E. Hinton's book "The Outsiders," "Socs" is the name for the rich, cool kids, and "Greasers" is what the kids from the wrong part of town are called. The book is set in the 1960s, and the two groups reflect the two ... More »

To dress like a greaser, wear well-fitted dark jeans, a solid white or black T-shirt, and a leather or denim jacket. To complete the look, style your hair into a pompadour, and put a comb in your back pocket. Use pomade ... More »

The term greaser is associated with rebellious youths of the 1950s who outfitted themselves in leather jackets and jeans with rolled cuffs. Fitted white or black T-shirts were worn under the leather jackets, while motorc... More »

"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton is available to read online on a few different web pages. The full book can be read at, as well as More »

Written by S.E. Hinton, "The Outsiders" is a novel that features the conflict between the socs and the greasers. The socs are the middle-class kids in town, which include cheerleaders and jocks, while the greasers live i... More »

Johnny Cade's character traits in S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" include bravery, loyalty and selflessness. He stands up for what he believes in, takes responsibility for his actions, finds a surrogate family in his gang ... More »

Themes of "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton include the divide between the rich and the poor, empathy, the protecting of childhood innocence, honor and individual identity. These themes are realized through the interactions... More »