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  • The Outsiders

    In life we often see people differently and try to find their faults and shortcomings. We forget that if everyone was the same then the world would be quite boring. However, we are all different and unique in some way of our own. “The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hinton is a novel narrated by a fourteen year old teenager, Ponyboy Curtis. The story revolves around two gang groups, greasers and Socs. The greasers are the east side, poor kids and the Socs are the west-side, rich kids. Ponyboy is a part of the greaser gang and lives with his brother Sodapop and his older brother Darry. He faces many obstacles and endures a lot of loss. In the book, every character is different and go through experiences that affect them greatly. They all are outsiders,…

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  • The Outsiders: A Gang Called The Outsiders

    Imagine not being able to walk on the streets alone without having the feeling your going to get jumped. This book is called the outsiders and this is a young adult fiction. There is a gang called the greasers and they are like family to each other, there is seven people in there gang, Ponyboy Curtis, Soda-pop, Darrel, Dallas, Johnny, Two-bit, and Steve. There is also and gang called the socs and they have a rivalry with the greasers. I have three main points that I feel was important in this…

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  • The Outsiders Analysis

    In the Novel, The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton expressed the temptations, peer pressure, and the unknown circumstances young teens face in everyday life. Hinton uses the character, Ponyboy, to represent the teens. Drugs, fights, class division, and a broken home are just a few realistic situations Hinton uses to give an honest account of teenage struggles. Unfortunately, because of her raw honesty, many critics have seen the story as a problem novel. For example, one critic believes that the story is…

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  • Existentialism In The Outsiders

    Truth ts very often stranger than fiction, and it is true but strange that my three favorite books are called “The Outsiders”. Chances are you did not escape high school without a reading of S. E Hinton’s “The Outsiders.” This bittersweet tale of borderline blue-collar youth struggling to survive in a bleak urban environment is haunting and strange. Some of the denimed protagonists are still in high school, where they fight with the upper-class “Soc” boys and reveal surprisingly sensitive…

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  • Guidance In The Outsiders

    In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, most of the Greasers are friends without families and friends without guidance. Every single one of the young men that was growing up in this war of Greasers and Socs had no prior knowledge of what they got themselves into. As a result of associating themselves with a life of violence, fighting, and being awful in general has left them lost and almost incapable of redemption. Due to the age of the teenagers, in their most important stage of development in their…

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  • Heroism In The Outsiders

    The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is a realistic fiction novel. This book is about Ponyboy, a fourteen year old boy, who is being raised by his older brother because his parents have passed away. Ponyboy and his brothers are members of a gang called the Greasers who are in constant conflict with the Socs, an opposing gang. The greasers proved to be the heroes in the story, not the beloved Socs, the three greasers who showed the most heroism are: Ponyboy, Darry and Johnny. Ponyboy has shows multiple…

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  • Ponyboys In The Outsiders

    In a split society with Greasers, the hoods, the lower class and Socs, the higher class rich white boys. Ponyboy Curtis who is a 14 year old greaser lives at home he tends to be alone an outsider. His has two brothers Sodapop and Darrel Curtis who they call Darry. Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash( so he is raised by Darry, He cared about Ponyboy, he cared about his grades (Hinton,9) Ponyboy had to adapt to these changes. Ponyboy had to grow up, these changes were hard but Ponyboy…

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  • Sodapop In The Outsiders

    Sodapop Curtis is apart of a gang called Greasers, who go against another gang called Socs. One of the brothers of the main character in the story “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, is a 16-going-on-17 boy named Sodapop. Socs enjoy jumping Greasers and just overall going against them. Sodapop is one of the kindest Greasers in this book and I’m going to explain why. I would say Sodapop is kind because he is caring, protective, and is aware of people's feelings. Why do I say he is caring?…

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  • Greasers In The Outsiders

    Throughout the story, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the readers are told about the two gangs, the Greasers and the Socials, and how they affect each other’s lives. Throughout the book, Hinton shows us how the Greasers and Socials are different. The book states how the Greasers are less wealthy than the Socs and even the middle class. Believe it or not but the Greasers and the Socials are very similar. An example of this is through Ponyboy and Cherry's love for books, literature, and popular…

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  • Life In The Outsiders

    How can one simply alter another's life? There is a novel called The Outsiders, and was written by S.E. Hinton, to partly show that anyone can write an intriguing book. In the book, the main protagonist is called Ponyboy, who is a “greaser” as stated in chapter one, “but I am a greaser” (Hinton 1). Some of the choices made by Dally, Darry, and Soda affect Pony’s life, how he sees himself, and relationships with his brothers. Pony’s life is changed by when Dallas couldn’t take it. Near the end…

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