What does the phrase “opposites attract” really mean? The two characters, Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston demonstrate the true meaning in The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are opposites because Johnny is law abiding while Dally deliberately breaks laws. Also when Johnny dies, he dies a hero while Dally dies a hoodlum. They do have similarities though.
Have you ever had friends who had your back against the world? Well in the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis had such friends. He was a greaser living in Oklahoma. He and his friends lived in fear of Socs, who were a gang of rich kids, who jumped greasers for fun. One night Pony and his friend Johnny got jumped and had to kill a Soc.
In most bigger city schools in the US, have the greasers and the socs. I don’t know that they really call them that, but it is the same thing as the popular and rich kids are the “socs, and the not popular and poor kids are the “greasers.” In the book The Outsiders by SE Hinton, there are two very important recurring themes. There are many similarities and differences between the book and the movie as well.
The author of the book The Outsiders was S.E. Hinton. She didn't want to go by her actual name because she didn't think that people would read it if a girl wrote it. The book was about the story of a kid named Ponyboy Curtis and his gang called the Greasers. The Greasers are the poor hood kids of the 60’s. They had this rival gang named the Socs.
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me”. In S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, it takes place when Ponyboy Curtis a fourteen year old Greaser narrates the novel about two gangs from two different classes; this is divided by the sides they live the East and West side. The wealth and status controls the Socials' reality while the greasers battle to discover personality past their status as poor, bring down class "hoodlums. " The greasers are missing out on a lot of things because of their dysfunctional families for example: love, guidance and values.
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 is known for astounding everyone with her book The Outsiders which she wrote when she was 15 years old and was still in high school. Michael Malone’s critical essay, tough puppies, gives the reader a good understanding of what happened in Hinton’s life which helped her to become one of the most successful authors for teenagers. In the article, it explains how Hinton’s personal life and ability to relate it to her books helped her to revolutionize modern teenage literature. Malone provides a view into Hinton’s life and what her inspiration might have been behind her best-selling book “The Outsiders”. The article explains that by showing how the teenage life really was in that setting, Hinton founded a new path towards books which
Everyone needs friends for comfort, understanding and sacrifice. It’s hard for people to live without a friend to comfort, understand and sacrifice for them. In these three books, we see lots of these examples. In the books Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, we see lots of these examples. There are many close and distant relationships in the books.
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.
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.
Will problems exist if one is in higher class? In the real world, no matter who you are you will have problems as seen in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. In the book, for the both groups struggles and they could never avoid them. With The Outsiders and two other sources sources, “The Allure of Gangs”, and “A Generation Struggling: Rich Kids are Losing” the problems of the wealthy class, why people join gangs, and how do both groups act when there is no supervision on them. First, rich kids such as the Socs are supposed to be perfect, who have it all and do not have problems.
Through the struggles that they face, are the Socs’ and Greasers more similar than they have considered to have been? Within the novel the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton emphasizes the thoughts of Ponyboy, a teenage boy that resides in a gang named the Greasers who struggle with various problems,poverty being one of the most important. While on the opposing side are the wealth people named the Socs’ who enjoy jumping’ the Greasers in which is a never ending conflict between both sides. Both Socs’ and Greasers struggle with finding the sense of belonging, the approval of their parents, and with entertaining themselves. Regarding the struggles that they confront each day, one being they seek in finding the sense of belonging in society and so it
"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.
In the story The Outsiders, Cherry Valance said "things are rough all over". By this she means that the greasers aren't the only ones who have it hard. The Socs have more wealth but they have problems that money can't solve. The greasers don't have much money and think that money will solve their problems when it wont. The Socs have it hard because they don't want to be good and act nice all the time like they are expected to.