The Outsiders

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Friendship In The Outsiders

    In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, is a story about a boy named Ponyboy and how he goes through the troubles of life. The book which is fiction focused on the fight between rich and poor. It also focuses on the journey from youth to adulthood. The three topics addressed in the interesting book power of friendship, journey from youth to adulthood, and fight between rich and poor. First, the book addresses the significance of the power of friendship. One example of the power of…

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  • Relationships In The Outsiders

    Relationships are great bond which can form a person’s perception on their past, present, or future. This something that S.E. Hinton touched upon in her book The Outsiders. As well as touching upon it, she also elaborated to a different topic in that range, such as the fragileness of a relationship between the characters in The Outsiders.This showed a realization that it may seem the relationships in The Outsiders are quick and easy to make because they bond over being greasers, but it is very…

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  • Loneliness In The Outsiders

    Maya Angelou once stated, “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” True to this statement, a likeness of basic humanity can be found within all people in the face of hardship. S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders, displays evidence supporting this idea through the characters within the wealthy East-side gang known as the “Socials” and the self-described “hoodlums” within the far poorer West-side gang known as the “Greasers.” The Greasers and Socials, like all other people, are…

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  • Choices In The Outsiders

    Choices are the hinges of destiny.’’-Lydia Sweatt. Our choices shape the future way our destinies work.In the story ‘’The Outsiders’’ a choice like hitting Ponyboy, Changed the entire outcome and shaping of all the characters in the book, like a tree which is heavily affected by the way it grows.. Choices can change the ways we think, act, and live. The choice that most affected Ponyboy occurred when darry hit him, after he returned home late. Darry made the decision to hit Ponyboy. Because…

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  • Essay On The Outsiders

    Having a connection to a book is a great (thing) for people to have as it allows them to connect their world with someone else’s, whether real or fiction, and different people can gather different meanings from books based on the readers own personal experiences and values. Teenage fiction writer S.E. Hinton’s most popular novel, The Outsiders, is an influential book that has been incorporated into many school’s curriculums and has impacted many readers as it is capable of teaching values to all…

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