Some examples for various attitudes toward fighting founded?
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There is a wide array of attitudes towards fighting in this novel. The Socs seem to consider it a past time. They seem to be mean spirited about it. There is a validation they seek fighting greasers. Violence is used to compensate for all their many insecurities. The Greasers use violence as a brotherhood type of thing, almost a bonding ritual. In many cases, like Ponyboy and Johnny at the fountain, they fight in self defence. Fighting defines the Greasers but in a more heroic way than it defines the Socs. For some, like Dally, violence is their only outlet for emotional pain and redemption.