The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a novel that explores the challenges faced by Ponyboy Curtis and his fellow gang members, growing up in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma whilst living in the crossfire of two rival gangs: the Greaser and the Socs. During Ponyboy's journey he learns many important
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.
“Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset” (41). When Ponyboy thought of this quote in the novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, he was relating the two worlds of the greasers and the Socs. Ponyboy Curtis is the protagonist of the novel. He is split between the personalities of the greasers and of the Socs. In relation to his oldest brother, Darry, Ponyboy has the chance to acquire a bright future. They are both extremely intelligent and athletic, but Darry had to give up his dreams of going to college to support Ponyboy and Sodapop, Ponyboy’s other brother. Sodapop, a high school dropout, also believes that Ponyboy has the potential to be successful in the future. Similar to what Darry would have
Should children really be taken away from their family and be put into a group home? Do people even care that children might get sent into a group home and never see their family again? In the book entitled The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is the journey with the main character named Ponyboy Curtis and how he struggles with his life as a greaser. Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home
“It seemed funny, almost strange that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one that I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two worlds we live in werent so different. We saw the same sunset.”(Hinton 35) The Outsiders a book set in the mid-1960s, in Tulsa, oklahoma is about the clash of the greasers and socs. Ponyboy, his family, and friends try to figure out how they fit into this world. But others already know where they belong if it may be roaming the streets starting trouble or sitting in a fancy car looking for greasers. They are outsiders through and through. Dally is a wild child born from the streets. He does whatever he wants whenever he wants and no one tells him what to do. “The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn 't present in Dally.”(Hinton 10). The only person that Dally ever loved was Johnny. Johnny is a vulnerable sixteen year old who comes from an abusive home.The greasers are the only family that he has ever known and he is the pet of the gang.
In chapter 8 it talks about when Johnny’s mom went to the hospital to see Johnny. But Johnny didn’t want to see his mom, because he say “She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her and about how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead”. Also Ponyboy said “I have a bad feeling about this”. Then he went to talk with Cherry and he ask her If she already went to see Johnny but she said that “she couldn’t never see the person who killed her boyfriend”. Ponyboy got mad and told her “you’re a traitor to your own kind and not loyal to fus. Do you think your spying for us makes up the fact that you are sitting there in a Corvette while your brother drops out of school to get a job”.
In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, a situation occurs and a decision has to be made that can change Ponyboy’s life forever. Some would argue that he should stay with his loving brothers, others would argue that he should be sent into the system. Sending Ponyboy into the system may be a good idea in some ways, but he should ultimately stay with his brothers. If he stayed with his brothers, he would be under the care of his oldest brother Darry. If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person.
No matter how belligerent things become, the significance of family clearly outshines the brutality of the coming world. This is shown throughout The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. It plays a crucial role in the book. It can be shown using several literary elements. The importance of family is can be blatantly observed through conflict, characterization, and plot.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other. Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love. Darry makes these kind of sacrifices for his brothers. Later, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally risk their lives trying to save each other. The
The narrator of the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, is a complicated and emotional character. He goes through numerous changes in the book and you get a good idea of his feelings through actions towards others. He proves to be empathetic, caring, and a dreamer. He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers.
How would you feel if they tried to take your family away from you or you away from your family? Well they’re trying to put Ponyboy in the system and take him from his family. When his big brother Darry has given up his hole life to take care of his brother. In the book “the outsiders” by S.E. Hinton some of the people wanted Ponyboy to be taken from his family and put into the system. In this essay I will be proving why Ponyboy should stay with his family.
Darry Curtis from S.E. Hinton's the Outsiders is both a Greaser and Soc. Darry Curtis is part of a gang that consists of his brothers Ponyboy the smart and Soda Curtis the handsome, Two-bit Matthews the shoplifter, Johnny Cade the troubled, Dallas Winston the thug, and Steve Randal the car thief. Darry Curtis, the fatherly figure of the gang, has an average physical features, a weird role, and some, interesting personality
Author’s craft can be expressed as how the author builds the character throughout the story and what certain tool it used to make the character what it is. In The Outsiders, Darry is a dynamic character because throughout the story Darry’s personality and feelings towards Ponyboy change. Darry’s feelings towards Ponyboy go from making Ponyboy feel unwanted, to making Ponyboy feel loved and cared for. S.E. Hinton uses the author’s craft of physical characteristics, action or incident, and the reaction of others to build the character Darry.
Throughout the book Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy face many obstacles that they must face and overcome. Dally obstacles were the Socs, jail, and Johnny, and although he could survive the Socs and jail, he couldn't survive the death of his “brother”. Johnny’s obstacles were the Socs and self - esteem, and in the end he is able to overcome his struggles with the Socs. Last Ponyboys obstacles were his brother, and the Socs, throughout the book you will notice that Ponyboy believes his brother hates him. In truth his brother loves him a lot, but Ponyboy does not realize this until something traumatizing hits his life and shows him everything he has taken for granted.
“Family doesn 't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister. ”(Bindi Irwin) This is mostly true, a lot of people do not have a family due to a complicated relationship, or any other of possible issues that can occur, like even sheltering in our friends “There are just small groups of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes. (P.47) Ponyboy, the main character in the novel referring to friendship and loyalty, which is important in “The Outsiders”, including Ponyboy’s relationship with his two brothers.