Outsiders Essay Have you ever wanted to experience what the 1960’s for a teenager were like? “The Outsiders”, by S.E Hinton is a perfect take on two rival gangs in the sixties. These two gangs are the greasers and the socs. They constantly are brawling and getting in trouble with each other. As you read the book, you will get to know the characters and watch them develop.
In my experience and in the music that the older homies use to influence their young recruits always explain the struggle that once you are in there is no way out. Also known as: ‘’blood in, blood out.’’ Gang banging at such a young age became natural. It was all around me. My older brother was a gang member and kept secrets from me and always had it all. He had all of the respect in the city.
Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble. Dally even heard that Johnny said that fighting was useless after all. He felt sad that even he won the rumble, he lost his friend. He decided then to rob a grocery store and try to threaten the cops so he could get his death. The other problem Ponyboy solved it really well was that he decided to save the kids that were trapped in the church considering he might ignite the fire.
Eugene Connor, Birmingham's commissioner of public safety, met the students with fire hoses and and police attack dogs. Eugene Connor was fired and the city’s discriminatory laws were changed. Despite even fire hoses and attack dogs, King was still able to make changes in the civil rights movement that shook the nation. He was always a great man, even in the face of hardship. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is still influencing the world through the morals he left behind; without his contributions the United States would be without civil rights.
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. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
The Outsiders is set around the 1960’s to the 1970’s from the slang being very outdated and the Chevrolet Corvair. The setting is centered on S.E. Hinton’s hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was living there as a high school student at Will Roger High School when she wrote the story. Most of the novel’s action takes place over one week: Friday, Ponyboy gets attacked by the Socs as he 's walking home from the movies starts the beginning of the conflict.
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Johnny has gotten jumped once and he said that the next person that tries to jump him he will kill. The murder was `caused because they were frowning Ponyboy and Bob was gonna beat up Johnny. Johnny killed Bob because Bob was gonna beat up Johnny. I 'm defending Johnny because he did not murder no-oe he was just self-defending . Johnny and Ponyboy went to the 2 blocks away to cool off.
Fernando Mireles' City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Caballeria who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené (Phillipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed before he can retire, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura (Matheus Nachtergaele). But Sandro and a young gangster named Mane form an alliance and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé.
Sodapop, as a static character, maintains a congenial and empathetic charisma as shown through the Soc’s attack on Ponyboy, Ponyboy running away after associating with Bob Sheldon’s murder and the fight between Darry and Pony towards the end of the novel. Despite being a minor character, Sodapop Curtis resembles a comforting and understanding figure as shown through the Soc’s attacking Ponyboy. This first scene within the novel features a group of Socials ganging up on Pony after he departed from a local movie house. He continuously affects his relationships and surrounding as “Soda tries to understand at least, which is more than Darry…Soda is different from anybody; he understands everything, almost” (Hinton 2). Soda’s true colors are demonstrated as he comforts Ponyboy after the attack, “Easy Ponyboy, they ain’t gonna hurt you no more (Hinton 7)…“You’re an okay kid Ponyboy” (Hinton 8).