S. E. Hinton

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  • Greasers By S. E. Hinton

    Imagine this, being a Greaser who lives in a poverty stricken neighborhood, with danger at every corner. Also imagine not having neither parent, and only has his brothers and friends. That’s the life that Ponyboy Curtis lives. Then, being bullied by Socs. Socs, or Socials are the rich and spoiled teens that get whatever they want at the snap of their fingers. They also bully the Greasers. S.E. Hinton illustrates the problems that each social class faces. Additionally, he shows how two completely parallel worlds have something in common even though they don’t realize it. Greasers have a bad reputation and care about street cred, and they use grease in their hair and comb it back slickly. Most Greasers live in bad neighborhoods and drive…

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  • The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton: An Analysis

    The novel ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton is an enthralling story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by two socially different rival gangs, the Greasers and the Socs. The novel’s title advocates the main storyline, the Greasers, a gang of social outcasts and misfits. A theme of “The Outsiders” is people - despite their social and financial differences - striving for the same things, enjoying the same things, sharing many similarities and not having to be enemies. Hinton expresses the…

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  • Allusions In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    mind regarding her own life. Her writing became a way to cope and work through her feelings about the violent situations surrounding her life. Hinton wanted to create a story that realistically portrayed the situations and people around her that she could share with others on a greater scale (Dear Reader). The author herself was friends with both Greasers and Socs and saw firsthand…

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  • Rivalry Of Greasers In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    The Outsiders is a bestseller story, written by American writer S.E Hinton. Published in 1967, the novel explores the rivalry of two conflicting gangs, the Greasers and Socs. The reader is positioned to perceive Greasers as rebellious teenagers who value their friendships and affiliation, whereas, the Socs are constructed as children whose luxurious lives overshadow their true selves. Nevertheless, S.E Hinton portrays the Greasers and Socs as similar and separated by a thin barrier. S.E Hinton…

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  • Similarities And Morality In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    People tend to keep company with one another based on opinions and qualities that they share. That being said, no two people can be entirely identical. This is certainly the case with Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston from the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are in similar situations due to them both having neglectful parents and placing minimal value on their lives. Despite their similarities, Dally and Johnny have very different opinions on how Ponyboy should be and on the…

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  • The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton: Character Analysis

    them that no one else can ever have. No 2 people can live the same exact life. There’s so many people out there that you’ll never know. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist or matter. Even the closest friends we think we know the best, we really don’t. Nobody could know an entire person's life from beginning to end. There’s so many things we don’t know about others, so who are we to judge them? In the story called The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, there’s 2 very disparate cliques. One called…

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  • Ponyboy's Character In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the novel is about a gang of boys who live a hard life, but are always there for eachother. The setting takes place during the 1960’s in a small neighborhood on the south side of town. The main characters in this book are Ponyboy who tells the story, Darry a brother of Pony’s, Sodapop another brother of Pony’s, Dally a tough guy, Johnny a scared, quiet boy, Two-Bit a talker, Steve a tough guy, and these boys are called the Greasers because they live on…

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  • Character Analysis: The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    rebuttals and trying to see who’s boss, but in reality how much different are they? They act like polar opposites, but neither group has gotten the chance to know one another. If they’re seen together it’s a crime with the exception of the times they’re fighting one another , or trying to make snarky remarks. The relationship between the two is miles from being good - natured towards one another. In “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton there are 2 gangs, the Socs, and the Greasers, why are they…

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  • Character Analysis Of Dally In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    Ricky Martin once said “Heroes represent the best of our selves respecting that we are human.” Ricky Martin knows a lot about heroes. S.E. Hinton knows a lot about heroes too. She shows this writing a book called The Outsiders. One of the heroes that she mentions is Dally. He is a hero because he looks out for his friends and saves them. Dally is a hero because he helped Ponyboy and Johnny in hard times. This hard time was when Johnny and Ponyboy get attacked by the Socs. They were scared…

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  • Where Do You Place In Society In S. E. Hinton's The Outsider

    that place mean to you? The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton makes you wonder how your place would change if you were in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965. Would you be considered a low class, poor greaser? Or would you be a wealthy, living the high life Social? No matter how you answered those questions, you should read The Outsiders. The narrator of this book is a fourteen year old boy names Ponyboy Curtis. Yes, that is, in fact, his real name. One of his brothers is named Sodapop Curtis, and the other is…

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