Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Outsiders '

896 Words Nov 11th, 2016 4 Pages
“Suddenly it wasn’t only a personal thing to me. I could picture hundreds of boys living on the wrong sides of cities, boys with black eyes who jumped at their own shadows. Hundreds of boys who maybe watched sunsets and looked at the stars and ached for something better. I could see boys going down under street lights because they were mean and tough and hated the world, and it was too late to them there was still good in it. There should be some help, someone should tell their side of the story, and maybe people would understand them and wouldn’t be so quick to judge a boy by the amount of hair oil he wore.”-S.E. Hinton, the Outsiders. The Outsiders is a book written by S.E. Hinton, it became a book in 1967. It also became a movie in 1983. (Staring: Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, and Patrick Swayze) This book is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy Curtis can count on his brothers and friends, but not on much else besides trouble with the socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect until the night someone takes things too far. The greaser gang consist of: Sodapop Curtis, Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, Steve Randle, Ponyboy Curtis, Darry Curtis, and Two-Bit. A gang who were more than just friends they were brothers. Ponyboy and Johnny were the smallest and youngest of the gang. In the town, it was a big rivalry between greasers and socs. The socs knew that Ponyboy and…

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