In the story The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton, there are two rival groups/ gangs, the greasers and the Socs. A young boy named Ponyboy explained his journey being a greaser and the sacrifices, consequences, and decisions he had to manage with. This story reminds me of William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet of their similarities which are they gangs, fights, and loyalty and differences that are the wealthiness, behaviors, and between the two books. One of the similarities of the two books is the groups/ gangs, because in Romeo and Juliet there are the Montague and Capulets and in The Outsiders there are the greasers and the Socs. They are both enemies and try to sabotage and fight each other when every they have the chance to.
In the novel The Outsiders , there are two social groups, the Greasers” and the Socs. Greasers are considered stupid, dirty, rowdy, and overall horrible. Socs think all Greasers are the same. Greasers think that all of the Socs have perfect lives and they are all happy with no struggles. Neither of them are right, there are struggles on both sides of town.
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. What I define an outsider to be is someone who is in a group nevertheless distant, maybe physically or mentally.
Injustice is everywhere, but in an abundance of different shapes and forms. Judgement is the basis of injustice and people are judged on a multitude of reasons like: where they come from, the language they speak, who they are, what they are, and what they do. Injustice also appears in novels, and the characters fight against it. Two novels that have this are The Outsiders and The House of the Scorpion. The characters in these books fight against the injustice to make their world more fair.
Analysis on the Outsiders and "Turning 14 in Cincinnati" by Sten Lu One of the most significant claim that we (my group) have discussed yesterday in class is "Life is easier for the upper class". I heavily disagree with this claim as others may do too. One moment that proved this clearly was when Ponyboy was talking to Cherry. The upper-class people may suffer though different problems as lower class people do.
In S.E Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, Darry discloses that although he seems stern he cares and wishes to protect his family. When Ponyboy returns home past his curfew Darry is furious, but also extremely concerned, so he questions Pony by saying ‘“I reckon it never occurred to you your brothers might be worrying their heads off … Can’t you use your head?”’ () As before Darry had learned Ponyboy and Johnny had been sleeping in an empty lot while it was cold outside and responded by saying “”You haven’t even got a coat on.’” () Darry reacted in a manner that seemed like he was uncaring and mean, but Ponyboy had scared him by risking getting injured or ill. Darry had been forced to grow up faster to take the place as caretaker of his brothers
“When I stepped out into bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house I had two things on my mind” (Hinton 1) marks the beginning of a memorable quest and the turning point in the nature of our young protagonist. The Outsiders describes the peak of the continuous conflict between two rival gangs in the 1960’s, the Greasers and the Socials (nicknamed Socs), developed based off of economic status and personal expression. Though the main conflict seems to be between these two rival cliques, the true conflict lies internally within our quester Ponyboy Curtis who must decide between whether he should stand along his family and friends or remain on the outside. S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders apprises the quest of Ponyboy Curtis’s road to
Flying on an airplane over the clouds, the sky would look sunny, while down below, there could be a heavy storm present. The cloud covers the passenger's’ view of the ground, but if the plane would just fly through the clouds, passengers would see that it wasn’t sunny at all. In life, a person's point of view can differ like that depending on perspective. This is how the events in The Outsiders can be seen differently. The Outsiders, a book written by S.E. Hinton, is a story about the life between two social groups, the Socs and the Greasers and how they interact with one another.
Symbolism can be shown in objects, actions, and places. Chapter 4 of The Outsiders shows the outrageous act that Johnny and Ponyboy committed. Symbolism is shown by Bob’s rings, the park, and the church. To begin with, Bob’s rings is a part of the many symbols in this text. In the climax, Ponyboy realized that the man standing in front of Johnny and himself was the man who attacked Johnny in the lot.
"When I was young, all these books were about Mary Jane and the football player and the prom and ending up with the quiet guy and making your mom happy." S.E. Hinton wanted to write about stuff that depicted the real lives of teenagers and not the typical boy meets girl or the girl meets boy stories that people always wrote. Hinton has written over 20 books and some of them were made into movies, she also has received 19 awards. S.E. Hinton was influenced by her childhood of being a tomboy and playing with all her male cousins. As well as experiencing being a female teen in Oklahoma.