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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Movie Analysis Essay

    For my film analysis, I chose to analyze the movie “The Outsiders” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton. In this movie, a gang of outcasts from the north side of town called the Greasers are always fighting against a rival group called the Socials, who are the rich jocks from the south side of town. The story follows two young Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, who aren’t like the others. These two see that fighting is pointless, but it’s just the…

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  • Allusions In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

    S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders was written when the author was sixteen years old and attending high school. She witnessed the struggles of her peers, especially the violence between the different social class gangs, in school and began to write about them. The Outsiders began as a simple short story and quickly flourished into a novel due to Hinton’s irate state of mind regarding her own life. Her writing became a way to cope and work through her feelings about the violent situations surrounding…

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