Should a useful book that tells about reality in the 1960’s and a book that teaches important ideals be banned? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a book that teaches important lessons, while maintaining an entertaining storyline. Ponyboy Curtis is a teen living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960’s with his gang and brothers. His gang, the Greasers, lives on the East Side, while their rich enemies, the Socs, live on the West Side. One day, Pony and Johnny get jumped by drunk Socs who try to hurt them. Instead of the Socs hurting them, Johnny does by actually kills one of the Socs, making the Socs run away and Johnny and Pony to run away to an abandoned church because of their actions. Eventually, they go out to get lunch with their other Greaser friend who planned their run away, Dally, but the church they were just in is burning now with kids in the church. They save the children and are celebrated as heroes but Johnny dies from saving the kids and unfortunately, Dally suicides because of Johnny’s death.
Who struggles more in life the rich or poor? The book The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton is about two groups of teenagers the Greasers and the Socs and how they struggle in life. The two informational articles offer facts about how two groups of teenagers struggle in life because wealthy kids have money to pay bills and food as well as feel pressure from their parents’ about school while low income teenagers have to drop out of school to help their families by working to help pay the bills and buy food. Some people believe that the Socs struggled more in The Outsiders because they are rich so everyone thinks they have everything they want, but really they do not have their parents attention, yet that’s really all they want and others believe the Greasers struggled more in The Outsiders because they have no money and have to work for what they want in life. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, both the Greasers and the Socs face different struggles in life, however, the Greasers have more difficult lives because they get jumped, lack of money,they get put down by the Socs and have titles over their heads.
Hook: Would you ever convict an innocent boy who acted out of defense of himself and his friend of murdering person who constantly attacks him? The answer should be no.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other. Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love. Darry makes these kind of sacrifices for his brothers. Later, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally risk their lives trying to save each other. The
Have you ever felt vulnerable or threatened while surrounded by a group of strangers? What did you want at that time? Backup and friends to protect you, right? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton perfectly represents this struggle and how friends help to resolve it. The novel is realistic fiction that is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1965. It is about how a gang of low-income teens, the Greasers, conflicts with another gang of wealthy teens, the Socs. By being loyal to each other, the Greasers have overcome most of the challenges that the Socs have proposed. This is why the major theme of The Outsiders is that loyalty is essential for a group’s survival and well-being.
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class.
Can hoodlums like The Greasers be considered honorable? The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton features The Greasers, considered hoodlums but don’t act like typical hoodlums. They are better than that because they always stick together. Honor can be displayed in many ways like sticking up for each other, standing together, being brave, and doing the right thing. The Greasers are honorable because they will risk their lives for anyone, they will always stick up for each other, and they will defend others.
Criminals are what they are because of their actions, but could there be honor and good intentions among the lawless? In the book The Outsiders,, by S.E. Hinton, the Greasers are considered by the society as a reckless gang of hoodlums, but they treat each other like family, which separates them from other gangs in the city. The Greasers’ most common problem is their rivalry with the rich kids on the other side of town, called the Socs. Although they commit crimes and make bad choices at times, events in the book showed that they have love and compassion in their hearts. Therefore, there is honor among the lawless because the Greasers love each other like family, stick up for each other, and sacrifice themselves to protect each other when in
Time heals all wounds, whether they be from an ex lover’s quarrel or the undoubtedly harsh scar left by the fads that have transitioned through time, leaving us all more than just a little embarrassed that we actually left the house looking like, well, that. The bittersweet phenomenon about fads, though, is that they eventually fade away and a new one comes along to fit the wants and needs of the new generation. One size fits all has never been a promising phrase, yet The Outsiders is able to give it a better connotation. With a variety of themes and a timeless tale, the movie gives the story a better chance of connecting with an impeccably large audience. The Outsiders is not a fad, but rather a bridge that will continue to connect generations together just as
Just like how the idiomatic expression “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” is perceived, ‘moral values’, to a different person, has a distinct meaning. Moral values, more often than not, are defined according to the cultural beliefs. Each culture has its own sets of rules and beliefs to determine what is crucial, trivial, right, wrong, good and bad. For instance, it is vital for Chinese children to practice filial piety as it is an essential value of Chinese traditional culture (POŠKAITĖ, 2014); hence, living with parents, regardless of the marital status, is the right thing to do for it is good. On the contrary, Western children are not entitled to such obligation. They have but the “duties of gratitude” which guarantee parents no right
Society and class is an important theme in “The Outsiders”, a novel written by S.E Hinton. “The Outsider”, is a book about two gangs, the Greasers and the socs who are rivals because of their economic and social differences. Throughout the book, S.E Hinton outlines that Socs, who have a better economic status are unaware of all of the other aspects in life and feel superior over the Greasers.
The rivalry between the Socs and the Greasers seem to increase as days go by. Could this end in more violence and bloodshed?
The Outsiders discusses a variety of themes. The first and major theme is the gap between the different social classes, particularly the gap between the rich and the poor. The story shows that the rich take advantage of their authority. They look down to greasers and see no value in them. They look at themselves as the better part of the society, hence they allow themselves to do whatever they want. But greasers have limitations. They can only defend themselves, they could never allow themselves to start a fight with the socs because they would not get away with it like the socs do. When Ponyboy and Johnny were having a walk with Sherry and her friend, Bob and his friend Randy show up and demand that the girls leave with them instantly. Sherry
Have you ever experience the loneliness? Have you ever be an outsider? Do you care about other people feeling? The book “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton’s novel, is about a boy named Ponyboy, which is on the greaser side. There are two main gangs of people. One is greaser and another is Socs. They are enemy, which the greaser find out that they are kind of an outsider. Socs are the insider, everything socs does, everyone agree because they are rich and they are socs. People consider people by the classes. This book has a connection to my own life experience. I have an experience about the outside and the inside. The outside and the inside have many different things, it could be by action, of feeling, and by way of finding friends.
Hinton never uses the word "outsider" in her novel, yet it 's the title of the book. Maybe she left it open for us to ponder. Write an essay in which you explain what she may have meant by The Outsiders. Be sure to define what you mean by an outsider, and then explain who you think Ms. Hinton was referencing when she titled her book.