Summary Of The Outsiders By Susan Eloise Hinton

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In the year 1967 16 year old Susan Eloise Hinton wrote the cutting edge book the Outsiders. During this time female authors would be looked down upon which is why Susan used the name S.E HInton, which are her initials. The book tells us about the unpleasant relationship between the Greasers and the Socs. The Socs are westside's elite and privileged, they would always get away with illegal actions and they have always gotten what they wanted, but there is something most of them don’t feel loved by their families since the soc’s parents don’t care what they do, one of these socs include Bob. The greasers are a gang from the east side of town and they have always had a hard life they didn’t have much money and didn’t have the benefits of being …show more content…
One night that would change the lives of these boys forever they were ambushed by some Soc’s and one of the boys, Johnny had Bob a soc killed in self defense. They finally understand what life is like on the run and their views are also greatly challenged. This story is told from the point of view of Ponyboy Curtis a greaser as he is our narrator. Dallas Winston the most stereotyped Greaser was one of the main characters in the novel and was very tough, courageous and rebellious though he later proved himself to be tender and selfless when it comes to the people he cares about, which proves that not all Greaser act like Greasers and that people like Dally who are all tough and act like they hate everything in the world can actually love something or …show more content…
We find out much about his past in New York, his family and his past. We definitely change our thoughts about Dally through this part because we realise how much Dally actually cares for Johnny by helping him and Ponyboy run from the police. We also see that he actually can be selfless because of the fact he went into a burning church to save someone and saving another person’s life and risking yours to do it is one of the most selfless things you can do. “First you and the black haired kid climbing in that window, and then the tough looking kid going back in to save him Mrs. O'Briant and I think you were sent straight from heaven. Or are you just professional heroes or something?" (p.95). Nobody who knew Dally or any of the greasers would never call them a hero because of their image as ‘criminals’, but after one of them did and that one being Dally the most stereotyped and rebellious greaser, something selfless thing he is considered a hero, you aren’t considered a hero unless you have done something really chivalrous. This change from being a criminal to hero has pretty big impact to Dally in the story because it shows us that Dally does care about something other than Johnny and the Greasers, he cares about the image he has built over the past few years, he always been depicted as the villain in the story and now he is depicted as the hero which finds uncomfortable since he has spent the last few years with

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