The Outsiders

Chapter 9

Look at Ponyboy's description of the meeting of the two gangs before the rumble (123). Why do people always blame the greasers when there is a fight. Is it fair, and why?

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People generally see Greasers as juvenile delinquents. They have a particular appearance (long hair, leather jackets....) which some people find threatening. The general population does not understand that most of the "rumbles" are instigated by the Socs.