In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would benefit his brothers if he were to be taken away to a home. Though it is difficult for the family to live a somewhat normal life, Ponyboy deserves the opportunity to stay with his brothers.
In the book “The Outsiders” two of our main character’s died because of bad parenting. There are a lot of examples of bad parenting in “The Outsiders”. If parents would have either listen or not abused their child some of our characters might still be alive. However, bad parenting can also an absence of limits on children , like one of the character in the novel Bob.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, there are many examples that can teach about family and friends, love and longing. The protagonist, a 14-year-old child named Ponyboy lives with his brothers, as both his parents perished in a car accident, and grows up with his friends who have similar difficulties. Ponyboy grows up in a community full of violence and classism, which affects the mental state of the entire town, through the projects to the rich side of town.
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
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. The socs, also known as the socials, are the rich kids who live on the west side of New York and love to beat up the greasers. The greasers are poor and tough kids who live on the east side of New York. Ponyboy and his two brothers Darry and Sodapop are apart of a gang. Within the gang are Steve, Two-bit, Johnny, and Dallas. The gang is like a family to all of them, because their
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about the main character, Ponyboy Curtis, who struggles through life and faces reality. There are two groups in this novel the Greasers— the lowest rank in the social class and the Socials— highest rank in the social class. Darry and Sodapop Curtis are Ponyboy's older brothers who, along with being greasers, are adjusting to life on their own after the death of their parents. Darry steps into the responsibility of guardianship, forfeiting college and working to enable the three of them to stay together. Not once does Darry give up on Ponyboy, but instead pushes him to reach his potential— even if he may be a little harsh. Darry can thus be classified as a mentor for not only Ponyboy but for the other Greasers
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.
Tension between the characters in the novel “The Outsiders” is like stretching a rubber band until it breaks. After reading chapter one of the novel “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton, I can summarize that it is about a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy, who is apart of a gang called the greasers and how he has strong feeling against his oldest brother. Also, in the text the author writes about how Ponyboy 's parents died in a car accident. I believe that Ponyboy doesn 't like Darry because he does not have parents and Darry trying take the parent role.
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. These characters inflict and/or suffer from physical, emotional and verbal violence.
The Catcher in The Rye is a great book in the American Literature written for teenagers. The author, J.D. Salinger displays the boring life of Holden who is surrounded by people he does not like and calls them phonies. It is written from Holden’s point of view and it is about a week full of conflicts which change his whole life from that point on. Although he thinks his life is full of phonies, he tries to make his way around them and continue living with his parents and sister in New York after his brother died. In The Catcher in The Rye, J.D. Salinger conveys the idea of being immature and the interests of this teenage boy that fears for his future and is curious about being an adult.
There are high school dropouts, drug dealers, gangs, friends. There are even bad influences in their own family’s. Like LeAlen’s sister “Like to drink a lot? No I don’t.” His sister openly lied to him about drinking and weed. She is also is a teen mom at 15. She was a good influence when she was 13, but fell into the wrong crowd. Like in OMAM People are bad influences Crooks said their dream will not come true. " Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land”pg. 36 He was right at the end George did not get the land and Lennie did not tend the rabbits. The reason they left their first job was because Lennie but them in physical danger.
Have you ever had a rough time? Was your life ever rough?. In S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders she shows that things can be hard no matter where you come from. Overall, The Outsiders is a book about two gangs that are rivals There are two kids from the greaser gang that run away from home. The two boys go to a park to cool off. The boys are then jumped by the Socs and start to drown one of the boys his name is Ponyboy. The other greaser boy Johnny kills the head Soc Bob. The two boys are then so scared they run away from home for real this time. They go to a different town and hide out in a church. The boys have to change their appearance, they go back home and are not put in jail but, the two gangs get into a big rumble because Johnny killed Bob the Soc. Throughout The Outsiders the theme, “ Things are rough all over” is show through Bob being killed, Cherry being a spy for the greasers and, Johnny's parents always fighting.
Recently in Language Arts we read the book “The Outsiders” and watched the movie. The outsiders is a story told from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, an intelligent 14 year old boy who lives on the east side of town. The main characters in the book are Ponyboy, Dallas, Sodapop, Johnny, Darry, Two bit, and Cherry. The town is split into two groups, the socs (wealthy) and the greasers (poor) and when the boys get into a fight with the socs and end up hurting another kid they need to make a decision on how they will continue with their lives being part of their gang. After reading the book and watching the movie there were a lot of similarities and differences that stood out to me.
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.
I have previously observed a case of teen angst in the book, “The Outsiders”. This story depicts the reality of how people are often grouped and separated from others based on their social class. In this story, there was an ongoing rivalry between two main groups who were the Socs, a rich and powerful group, and the Greasers, a group that was considered to be uneducated and poor. One member of the Greasers, Dally, was a reticent person who did not seem to care about anyone or anything. However, after seeing Johnny, the only person he truly cared for, put in a life or death situation, Dally