Throughout your average day you make hundreds of decisions. Things like what you were going to wear, what class to go to, what to eat for lunch, or what pencil to use are all examples of decisions everyone makes on a daily basis. However, some decisions you make can change not only your life, but the lives of others. In the novel The Other Wes Moore, both Weses make decisions that impact their lives severely. Many people, like the author Wes Moore, have made decisions that have put them into Valley Forge Military Academy.
This novel by S.E Hinton, The Outsiders shows a crucial point that everybody is special in some way and should be known as who they are individuality not as a group. The Outsiders is a book that describes 2 gangs , the luxurious Socs, and the hoodlum Greasers. While they have conflicts with each other, the protaganist, Ponyboy, finds his identity outside of the gang. The important message of the story is that everyone has a unique personality that are developed by being in a group of people away from home, this identity can shape anyone’s way of life and the path they may take in the future.
A book and a movie can be both the same and different. In The Outsiders there are many similarities and differences with the book and movie. They were the same because Johnny kills a man, they cut their, there was the movie scene, and Johnny and Ponyboy went to the church. Some of the differences is when Darry slaps Ponyboy but in the movie he pushes him, Johnny doesn't bring a lot of food in the book but does in the movie he does, when Johnny killed the man it was more described but it wasn't in the movie, and Johnny says he wants to kill himself in the movie. In The Outsiders one of the themes is “friendship”
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.
Ponyboy should be put in foster care. Fifteen percent of adolescence are out in Foster Care. Also result of the guidance twelve percent become successful adults. Ponyboy is a bad guy at the beginning and at last he was a self confident guy. Now let tell you why he should be in foster care.
“You are free to make whatever choice you want, but you are not free from the consequences of the choice.”-Ezra Taft Benson. This quote by Benson relates to the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. The characters in the novel don’t make good life choices and in the end, they pay for the mistake. Paul Fisher’s parents make bad decisions with treating their two sons. In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated.
Someone once said, “ Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones”- Anonymous. Choices can always look instructive whether they are great or bad. Often, a string of good choices makes it easier to continue down the path, good consequences paving the way to more good choices. However, poor choices often have unlimited consequences. In the Outsiders, the characters usually make bad decisions. The Greasers are a gang that function like family, and Johnny’s decisions are not so good. But sometimes they can be spot on. The theme is watch out for what decisions you make, Understand that what ever choice you make there will be a consequence.
A moral decision is a choice made based on a person’s ethics, beliefs, character, values and judgement. If a store clerk gives you too much change after you purchase something, do you tell them? If your two best friends are in trouble and you can only save one, who do you help? Whether in your regular everyday life, or in extreme and unfortunate circumstances, moral decisions occur often and challenge what you believe in and stand for as a person. Merna Summer’s “The Skating Party”, puts Uncle Nathan in a situation where he has to make an influential decision where it is not totally clear which is the correct choice. The decision he makes might not have been the best one for the future, and it left him filled with lasting feelings of guilt and grief.
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, and The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, both take place in the 1960s. When analyzing the two novels, one can compare and contrast the social inequalities racism, classism, and bullying. These inequities enhance the reader’s understanding of how society is separated.
There are comparisons and contrast in the movie and the book “The Outsiders”. For example in both when Ponyboy and Johnny run away from after killing Bob they go on the train to the abandoned church in both.They are similar because in the story and movie Johnny kills bob then runs away with Pony. They go to Dally where he gave them a pistol and told them to jump on the train and get off at the second stop Windrixville and go to the abandoned church on top of jay mountain. Another example of similarities between both is they still have all the main characters in the greaser gang.They are similar because throughout both Ponyboy and Johnny are the main characters from the greaser gang until they kill bob then the rest of the greaser gang becomes more of the main characters. There are many different similarities between the book and movie “The Outsiders”, but there are also a lot of comparisons between the two.
“People influence people, nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend”(Zuckerberg), this is true since people always want an opinion or something to help them make their decisions. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it goes over the life of a teenager and the pain of losing your loved ones and only having your friends to rely on. All decisions made in the story were crucial in every way since it went over real life situations. One character who’s decisions were influenced by the gang members called the Greasers and the environment he lived in was Johnny. Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church.
The character Johnny grows in major ways throughout The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny was a greaser, His best friend was Ponyboy, the main character. Johnny was a dynamic character, he contributed a lot to the main theme. Johnny had bad parents and committed murder. Soon after his bad acts, he became a hero. He ultimately became a better person a the end of his life. Johnny is a Christ-like figure because he sacrificed himself to save children from a fire; Johnny also contributes to the a theme of the book: appearances aren’t everything; lastly he serves to teach Ponyboy about the world though his actions and words.
The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen focuses on a curious boy who finds himself helping out owls that are being pushed out of their homes due to a construction taking place. Roy is on the bus one day as he is being bullied by Dana Matherson. Roy’s face gets pushed against the window as he see’s a boy running beside the bus. Roy was curious to know who the running boy was and why he was running, Roy later finds out that the running boy does not attend to any school near which then makes Roy interested to find out who the running boy is. The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen consists of simile, imagery, diction to convey that always do what’s right it’s better than doing what’s wrong therefore the person will create a positive impact. Throughout the story, we learn that one always has a chance to make the right decision.
As people go through life, many are constantly faced with decisions they have to make. Some decisions may be long term and some short term. In the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” Antigone has to choose between her love and loyalty for her brother and her loyalty to the state. Much like Antigone, when I try to make a decision, often I end up having to face a dilemma. One dilemma I have had to face multiple times is deciding whether to go to a game at school or to stay home, do my homework and study.
“To gain something, you have to lose something,” this saying is one of the many lessons I have learned from a literary work; Romeo and Juliet. This is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare when he was young. He wrote about two young star-crossed lovers whose death were at high risk because of the hatred between their families. This play has romance, drama, and action. It took place in the streets of Verona and Matua of Italy between the thirteenth and fourteenth century. Romeo is the son of the Montagues and Juliet is the daughter of the Capulets. The Montagues and the Capulets were major families who were enemies.