Character Analysis: The Outsiders

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Violence, poverty, courage, and comrade. These core concepts that make up the identity of the young adult novel by S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders, mirror the conflicting realities and ideologies of real life.Throughout this book the main character, Ponyboy, experiences both friendship and murder as tries escape from violent clashes between the upper and lower classes back home. Eventually, after losing a best friend and an older member of the cliche he grew up with, he realizes life can be cruel unfair and random, “but you don't just stop living” (173).The events and themes of this book are violent and stressful, but they teach valuable lessons about the harsh realities of life. Although The Outsiders is about older teenagers from another era,
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