The Outsiders Essay

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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 too realistic for the audience 's own good (Sardina 3). Another critic believes that Hinton’s novel achieves a kind of sleight hand (Tribunella 95). Though Hinton was misunderstood as a writer, her writing style lead to new ways of writing style lead…

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  • Narrative Essay On The Outsiders

    The book, The Outsiders, is about a constant battle between a group of west side rich kids, called socs, and east side poor kids, called greasers. The socs are always jumping the greasers and beating them up but they never get caught because they have rich parents and are high up in society. Throughout the book it gives details on the struggles that the kids with no money have to go through every day. It also gives insight into the true motives and feelings of people and how not everything is…

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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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  • The Outsiders Characters

    The main idea in this story is to represent all the different gangs and people there were. In this story, The Outsiders, there are 7 boys in the Greasers gang. From youngest to oldest there is Ponyboy, Johnny, Sodapop, Steve, Dally, Two-Bit and Darry. From the book it states “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together-each man was their own leader.” This states how each person can achieve and do great things.…

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  • Role Of Ponyboy In The Outsiders

    Ponyboy’s Changed Perspective in The Outsiders The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton is an inspirational book about teenagers, choices, and change. There are many characters that are important to the narrator Ponyboy, some more than others. Some members of their "Greaser" gang are tough, or happy-go-lucky, while others are shy or serious. One very important character, who changes drastically over the course of the novel, is Dally Winston. In the first half of the book, Ponyboy views Dally as extremely…

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  • Similarities Between The Outsiders And The Greasers

    Bridging the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor The Outsiders is a very well-known novel written by the author S. E. Hinton in 1967. The book follows the story of two conflicting gangs named the Socs and the Greasers who are separated by their positions in society. There are countless themes and main ideas throughout the book which teens can easily relate to, including themes of isolation, violence, innocence and even love. The Outsiders mainly talks about the theme of Society and Class; how the…

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  • The Outsiders Movie Analysis Essay

    The Outsiders is about a story written in 1960s by the main lead, Ponyboy Curtis. Through narration, the story was told in a first person perspective. The story evolves between two groups of people, the lower-class group of Oklahoma youths called greasers and the upper-class youth from the west side of town called Socials, Socs for short. One night, some of the Socs were unhappy with some of the greasers when they befriended their girlfriend, Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive-in. Later that…

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  • The Outsiders Character Traits

    “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies” (Aristotle). How can this happen when two characters are so different? How can they be similar? Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade from S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders have a connection deemed unlikely because of their extensive differences. While each being divergent from one another, their similarities come into play as to why they care so much for one another. Their differences stretch amongst a wide variety, but along with those differences…

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  • The Outsiders Comparison Essay

    come from a similar environment be so different? In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, two characters are alike yet unlike each other. Johnny Cade and Dally Winston are similar because they care about one another deeply and have abusive parents. The two boys have contrasting points of view and criminal records. Thus, Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have vast differences, but have compelling similarities. Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have very compelling similarities which one is that they both…

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  • The Outsiders And Lord Of The Flies Analysis

    In the books The Outsiders and The Lord of the Flies, Hinton’s and Golding’s approaches to the themes of challenges, choices, conformity all contrast. For example, in The Outsiders, Hinton’s approach to challenges contrast Golding’s plot and the way they affect the story. One of the challenges Ponyboy faces is the fact that his parents are dead and his oldest brother, Darry, is supporting the family. On page 3, Ponyboy says, “Since Mom and Dad were killed in an auto wreck, the three of us get to…

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