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A Family from Friends in "The Outsiders"

Summary: In the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, teens band together in gangs to give them the family structure they lacked in their own families. Through their experiences, the gang members realize how important they are to each other.
In The Outsiders by SE Hinton, the theme of family in gangs is extremely important. Outside of a gang, not many people have a family including parents or have a family with parents who care about them. In one particular gang of Greasers, only one of the seven members has a family with parents who care about him. Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry have their good and bad times but they are still a decent family, even without parents. Johnny's and Dallas's parents' could not care less about them, so they care for each other more than for anyone else. Two-Bit Mathews has a loving family and Steve has a somewhat reasonable family. Together, this gang of Greasers exhibits a sense of family between themselves that survives through the worst of times.

Sodapop, Darry, and Ponyboy Curtis together form a loving family with some...

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