There are many literary devices authors used and in this book The outsiders by S.E Hinton . The book takes place in Tulsa , Oklahoma 1965 . tThe characters are Johnny , Ponyboy,Darry,Dally,Two-Bit,Steve,Bob,Sherri,Marcia,Randy,Sandy,and Silvia the book the outsiders is about a group of gang members that have a conflict with another gang because of their social groupstatus. In the book ,“The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton the author uses symbolism, imagery, and conflict to show that it doesn’t matter if you're not family you alway have each other's back.
“You can’t win if you wip us. You’ll still be where you were before- at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget it if you win, or if you don’t. Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”
Lastly, Sodapop is always there for his two brothers, he will drop everything for his family no matter what. For example, ¨ Soda just put his hand on my shoulder. "Easy, Ponyboy. They ain't gonna hurt you no more."¨ (Hinton, page 8). This proves Soda is there for his family, by confuting his little brother Ponyboy when he's scared and upset. Secondly, ¨…,and I had Sodapop to talk things over with¨ (Hinton, page 37). This is showing how his family already knows Soda is there for them no matter what, by Ponyboy saying he can talk things over with him. And lastly, ¨ Soda always takes up for me.¨ (Hinton, page 12). This is stating how Sodapop always sticks up for his brothers. Inclusion, Sodapop is always there and sticks up for his family.
The Outsiders is a story that is about two types of people or should I say social classes that had their own nicknames, the upper class people had a nickname of the “Socs” and the lower to middle class people were called the “Greasers” and it was all about their lives and the rivalry between the two of them. The Outsiders at first was seen as a kind of bad story and rebellious but then later on was recognized as one of the most talked about novels around the time it came out. ( Famous Authors). The story jump started Hinton her career and her way to the top as a novelist, The Outsiders sold roughly around 4 million copies or more and gave her a lot of publicity as well as gaining fame in the process. After writing the Outsiders Hinton went into a writer’s block that lasted about 3 years because of the result of popularity.
Most of today's middle class society can't even fathom what it would be like to live in such a hostile environment, struggling and fighting to keep safe or slide by. Living in the barren lands of Oklahoma leaves little room for dreams or a better future for anyone in such a situation back in 1965. Growing up living such lifestyle cookie cutters most into becoming at the very least a poor decision maker who cares naught for anyone. S.E. Hilton’s novel ¨The Outsiders¨ shows a different side of the ¨hoodlums¨ of the east side. In fact, most characters from the outsiders boast sound morals and are ready to do what was right at the drop of a dime. But Sodapops actions throughout the novel prove that he has the strongest moral compass because he
Within the novel, “The Outsiders”, written by S.E Hinton, it conveys the rivalry between the two gangs, the Socs and the Greasers. They constantly encounter conflict since the Socs are wealthy, living on the West side of town unlike the Greasers who are lower class, living on the opposite side of town. Each gang consists of multiple members, however, for the Greasers, particularly one member stands out from the crowd, Sodapop. His personality reveals that he is someone who endlessly provides comfort while keeping the peace but still maintaining a happy-go-lucky attitude.
When you think of a hero, who do you imagine? Do you envision a strong, caped figure fighting a terrible villain, bringing justice to a doomed city? I see that too, but when I think of a hero from The Outsiders, there are many boys I can think of. To determine who I think is the most heroic, I seek out the one with the most of these qualities: courage, loyalty, and compassion. The character who seems the most fitting to this definition for me is Sodapop Curtis.
Several objects and traits can make a person who they are. For Sodapop, the pictures I have chosen are a horse, a smiling face, a heart, a picture of kids fighting, the girl symbol, a picture of sand with a heart of seashells, a picture representing family, a picture representing a middle child, and a gas station. The reason I chose a horse is because Ponyboy has described Soda’s love for Mickey Mouse, a horse that Soda used to ride all the time before he was sold. To prove his love for Mickey Mouse, I have a quote on page 39, “Mickey Mouse was a dark-gold buckskin, sassy, and ornery, not much more than a colt. He’d come when Soda called him. He wouldn’t come for anyone else. That horse loved Soda.” Another picture I have is a cartoon smiley face because Ponyboy describes Sodapop on page 23
When you change the way you look at something the things you look at change, to give you a wider perspective of what you see. Ponyboy Curtis learns this the hard way. One theme in The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is that as people grow up experiences force them to see life in different perspectives and look beyond their bias. This essay will demonstrate how Ponyboy’s point of view changes throughout the book. You first start to see a slight change in Ponyboy’s point of view when he meets Cherry (Sherri) Valance, furthermore when he speaks to Randy in the car, as well as when he reads Johnny's letter.
In S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, the author explores the idea that communities of people help each other like family. Johnny's real family acted like he didn't exist, so to him the gang was his family. Without the gang Johnny wouldn't be the the way he is. The gang acted like his family by caring for him, always being there for him, and treating him like a brother.
Teenagers constantly worry what other people think of them: friends, family, even strangers. They’ve all been there. But what teenagers should really be worrying about is what they think of themselves. Teens should not be pressured to choose between what they want to be based on what others want them to be. Yet, teenagers think that their options are limited, and that’s where they take the wrong turn. In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton presents the idea that self-discovery makes teenagers realize that they don’t have to be pressured to choose what they want to be for the desire to be accepted by others.
In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, a young “greaser” named Ponyboy learns, through brutal clashes with the Socs, the harsh reality of violence. The book focuses on Ponyboy and his gang’s battle with the richer class Socs, and the various effects. Many of these run-ins lead to horrific consequences, such as bad injuries and even death. The three topics addressed in the thought-provoking novel are the fight between rich and poor, what it means to be a hero, and the power of friendship.
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.
Darry, Soda, and Pony are all waiting in the hospital to hear news of Dally and Johnny. They are bombarded with reporters, and Darry finally gets them to be left alone because Pony wasn 't’ feeling well. Pony takes a nap on Darry’s lap, and then the doctor finally came with news of Johnny and Dally. Dally would be good to go in a few days after his burns are taken care of, meanwhile Johnny is in critical condition, with not a great chance of making it out of there. On the way home, Pony falls asleep in the car and end up sleeping until the morning when Two-bit and Steve came over. Pony sees the article about him in the paper, and realizes he needs to be present at court for his actions.This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony.
Should children really be taken away from their family and be put into a group home? Do people even care that children might get sent into a group home and never see their family again? In the book entitled The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is the journey with the main character named Ponyboy Curtis and how he struggles with his life as a greaser. Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home