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    The Outsiders

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    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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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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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    Sodapop In The Outsiders

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    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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    The Outsiders Themes

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    For The Outsiders, I picked out two main themes. The first, which is shown throughout the entire plot, is that no matter how different we may seem from each other, we’re all just human and looking for a place to belong. This shown through both the Socs and greasers-- more specifically, Bob and Johnny. I used them as my example for the Parts to a Whole assessment, but I’m going to use them again. So with Johnny and Bob, they seem like complete polar opposites; one’s a Soc with parents that…

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    The Outsiders is a novel of conflicts. Throughout the story, the author S.E Hinton shows that problems occur all over the small town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The title, The Outsiders is very unique. In the story, it is clearly shown that, the greasers are considered the outsiders of the town, Johnny and Ponyboy feel that they fall in between the socs and greasers, and Ponyboy feels outcasted from his oldest brother Darry. Growing up in this town in the 1960’s you belonged to one of the two…

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    The Outsiders Essay

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    Ponyboy Curtis is a 14 year old boy in the book The Outsiders. The story takes place in the 1960s and the main plot is the differences and rivalry between the south side (soc’s) and the North side (greasers) of the city. If you are born a soc you are blessed with wealth, nice cars, good schooling, and a future in society. But if you are a greaser you are condemned to a life of being poor, having to live of stealing working lousy jobs. Ponyboy and his two older brothers Sodapop and Darryl are…

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