As George Bernard Shaw once said, "you cannot be a hero without being a coward". In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton many characters think they are cowards but act like heroes and have heroic attributes in their own ways. Three characters are heroic in The Outsiders are Sodapop, Darry, and Dally. Soda pop is a hero because he keeps everyone happy and stops his brothers fights. Soda is always the middle man in fights so he is the one who has to brake them up, like in chapter 3 where Ponyboy got home really late and Darry was yelling at him and Soda had to step in and defend Ponyboy. At the end of the book in chapter 12 Soda explains that he is tired of breaking up Darry and Ponyboy he is tired of there fighting. Soda pop also is makes everyone
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Bravery is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger or fear. In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, they live in a society where stereotypes, opinions, and social class determine your place in the world, and in this world, there is a boy called Ponyboy Curtis(main character), a greaser, who wishes that such things didn't matter. In the book, social class plays a big part because of gang rivalry.
Examples of violence in The Outsiders Is Violence really the answer to conflicts? For most people, the first instinct is to argue or even starting a fight with someone to overcome conflict and anger. But this isn’t the case for Johnny and Ponyboy in the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. Even Though violence can get rid of anger for a short period of time.
In the past, as the story begins, Darry hurts Ponyboy by his words and actions. But when he comes back home, Darry shows his love and care for his brother. Darry always was a strict and rude brother to Ponyboy. But after he realizes the stress Ponyboy has been going through because of him, he decided to make it up to him. He decided to be a kind and loving brother like Soda.
t: Did the characters in the novel overcome challenging obstacles? Write a five paragraph essay discussing the major conflicts in the novel and whether or not they were overcome. In the book “The Outsiders” the main characters Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally face many obstacles. In the book there are essentially two different classes (gangs), the socs and the greasers.
Within the novel, “The Outsiders”, written by S.E Hinton, it conveys the rivalry between the two gangs, the Socs and the Greasers. They constantly encounter conflict since the Socs are wealthy, living on the West side of town unlike the Greasers who are lower class, living on the opposite side of town. Each gang consists of multiple members, however, for the Greasers, particularly one member stands out from the crowd, Sodapop. His personality reveals that he is someone who endlessly provides comfort while keeping the peace but still maintaining a happy-go-lucky attitude.
When Darry and Soda find out that Ponyboy has ran away soda writes Ponyboy a letter. In the letter Soda show he cares about Ponyboy by saying " Darry and me nearly went nuts when you ran out like that". That statement indicates that Darry and Soda were worried about Ponyboy. When Ponyboy comes back home after being in the hospital Soda starts to become more cautious about
Just after Soda escaped the quarreling between his brothers, Darry explains to Pony why Soda was worked up even before they argued. Darry confides in Pony this: “‘He wanted to marry her anyway, but she just left’”(Hinton 174). Sandy, Soda’s girlfriend, had been cheating on him and was going to have a child, so she went to Florida. Soda sent her a letter saying that he would marry her, and therefore, sacrifice his future for her, even though she betrayed him. This, to me, shows Soda’s ultimate virtue of heroism through his love and loyalty towards
but I couldn’t. I burst out bitterly: “He’s not like Sodapop at all and he sure ain’t like me… but he can’t stand me. I bet he wishes he could stick me in a home somewhere, and he’d do it, too, if Soda’d let him.” However, towards the end of the book, Pony finally understands the multitude of love that Darry holds for him. An example of this is, “Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about
The novel “The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton depicts the theme of violence predominantly. This novel portrays how violence leaves physical and emotional scars. SE Hilton explores the effect of living in a place where a teenager can't even walk home by himself and where fear is the foremost emotion. Gang violence, shooting, stabbing, ignorance etc are examples of violence illustrated in the novel. I will explore the theme of violence through characters such as Johnny,Dally and Bob and analyse the emotional and physical damage caused by the violence in this novel.
Darry then decided to step up and “come of age” to try to be a father like figure for Ponyboy. Ponyboy doesn’t seem to think that Darry cares for him because of the way Darry treats Ponyboy so Ponyboy turns to Sodapop more, “Sodapop is different from anybody; he understands everything...almost. Like he 's never hollering at me all the time the way Darry is, treating me like I’m six instead of fourteen,” (#2). This shows that Ponyboy is annoyed of Darry 's strict father-like figure because Darry is always telling Ponyboy what to do instead of being their for him. But Darry’s strict Father-like figure isn 't so bad, it did do some good…..
Just like how the idiomatic expression “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” is perceived, ‘moral values’, to a different person, has a distinct meaning. Moral values, more often than not, are defined according to the cultural beliefs. Each culture has its own sets of rules and beliefs to determine what is crucial, trivial, right, wrong, good and bad. For instance, it is vital for Chinese children to practice filial piety as it is an essential value of Chinese traditional culture (POŠKAITĖ, 2014); hence, living with parents, regardless of the marital status, is the right thing to do for it is good. On the contrary, Western children are not entitled to such obligation.
The outsiders is a book by ( S.E Hilton ) narrating the story of over the course of two weeks of a 14 year old boy . The novel revolves around economical class and depending on the clothes you wear , how much money you have or where you 're from you are either a Greaser or Soc . The story paints the picture of the gang Warfare between the east and west sides in the mid 1960s in a town . The conflict in the novel represents the division of the east at West sides. The following essay will discuss each of the 3 conflicts that were encountered between the Socs and Greaser .
The acting in The Outsiders is compelling to watch because it keeps the viewers on edge and excited. A scene with exceptional acting is right after Johnny kills a Social gang member in the park because he was drowning Pony. The scene starts with Johnny sitting against the fountain wall in a medium shot with the bloody knife in his grip. Johnny stutters as he speaks softly, “I killed him.” A quick cut shows a close-up of Pony with no facial expression to convey his emotions of shock and horror for what Johnny did.
I read 2 very different books this summer. I read “Death Cloud” by Andrew Lane, and “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. I enjoyed getting to know the character and their morals in the different books. Both book had very different time frames, very different neighborhoods, and very different people. I enjoyed getting to know the gang’s idea of family in “The Outsiders.”
Heros. Who are they? They are not the ones that are fighting the imaginary villains. Heros are the ones who save others emotionally and physically and do whatever it takes to do the impossible. The Outsiders, a young adult fiction novel, by S.E Hinton, has multiple acts of heroism throughout the novel.