Argumentative Essay On The Outsiders

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Imagine actually wanting to read a book in ELA class that will later help youth endure some personal problems. In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, a fifteen-year-old, the author displays two gangs that perform inappropriate actions and have several consequences for their actions. There are two gangs that go head to head to see who is better. People see greasers as the poor, dumb ones and the Socs as the smart, rich kids. Opposers want to remove this book from getting middle schoolers read the book in language art classes. S.E. Hinton wrote this novel because all the books that she read about high school were unrealistic. She wanted to write a book that presents what really happens in high school. This novel displays consequences for the greaser's and the Soc's actions. Clearly, this novel should be removed from the "get rid of" list. There is now a major drug and alcohol problem in middle and high school.

In The Outsiders, it shows problems with drugs in high school but these problems are now occurring in middle
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Such as, Ponyboy brags "I make good grades and have a high IQ and everything." This shows that even though Ponyboy is a greaser he can still be intelligent.The public should not always assume things about others because they are not always correct. Likewise, Johnny says "It's worth it. It's worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for." Just because Johnny is a greaser, it does not mean that he cannot care about others. Hopefully, it may change the way that middle schoolers choose to not hang out with classmates because of what they guess about the student or students. Overall, stereotypes are not necessarily true and may lead others the wrong direction. Some fellow people may have strong reasons for why The Outsiders should be removed but I can fight for the strongest reason
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