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Gender Inequality In The Outsiders

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How S.E. Hinton broke new ground for women by writing the novel The Outsiders The Outsiders is a fiction novel written by S.E. Hinton, and in the novel it tells the story of two different gangs,the Greasers and the Socs and the battle between the two gangs in what is presumed to be their 1960s small Oklahoma town. The novel was inspired by real life occurrences in S.E Hinton’s high school between the two gangs The Greasers and The Socs. In the story two greasers Ponyboy and Johnny killed Bob a Socs in self defense. This incident rattles the small community and the two gangs plan to have a huge rumble, and while the two gangs are getting ready to fight Johnny and Ponyboy get out of town to avoid the cops. The two find shelter in an old abandoned church and after the heat dies down their friend Dallas picks them up, but they have to return to the abandoned church. Upon arriving at the abandoned church Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas notice the abandoned church is engulfed in flames while a group of students on a field trip in the church. The trio take it upon themselves to save the kids, and while Dallas and Ponyboy get out just in time Johnny goes back to get a book that the duo had while him and Ponyboy were in hiding. While Johnny…show more content…
Hinton was writing The Outsiders it was not as debated then as it was now. Critics in that time period thought that women both young and old knew nothing about the darker side of the world. S.E. Hinton however, challenged the stereotype of that day and the result was readers and critics alike enjoyed The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton broke new ground for all women to write about whatever they desire, and now their is no question whether women can actually write about real world experiences. She single handedly broke down a gender inequality door and opened it wide open for women to write about the cruel harsh
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