The story by S.E. Hinton centers around a small grouping of rural adolescent guys who make reference to themselves as "greasers". Traditionally, in the 1960s that is early and 1950s, it was a label for road gangsters that are southern and was replicated among many youth inside the standard citizenry. Actually, within the 19th-century, greaser was a term talking about somebody of a Mexican race. It was incorporated in an 1855 edict within an anti-Asian legislation in California termed the Greaser Act, which functioned to determine them as those "who move unarmed and are not peaceable and silent persons." the phrase was likewise derived from the job of greasing the cattle and mule carts that has been considered to be one of the lowliest careers of times.