The Outsiders make the readers think about if it is right to judge people because of social class, their family and how they look. The further you get into the book the more you think of the hardships of people judging you. There are multiple ways people judge you that are shown in the book such as family/friends and social class/ income. This reminds the reader about the civil rights movement, which is around the same time as when the book takes place. At the end of the book you get the message that being prejudiced is not the right thing. The Outsiders connects to judging others is how family changes how others think of you. When Ponyboy was thinking about how Darry would be a Soc if it was not for us, shows how people judge each …show more content…
In the 1960s greasers and socs were rivals and blacks and whites were too. The only reason this was true was because of wealth and social income in the outsiders case and race in the civil rights. It had nothing to do with liking the other person or not; it was all about how your "group" felt about the other "groups". In the civil rights movement many whites were on the blacks side. Although, this is true because they were white they "hated" blacks. As said before in The Outsiders, even friends could be fighting each other. All of these types of people deal with prejudiced people in their life more than others. All of them have to deal with different things, including name calling and being jumped. The problem is they all do the some of the same things to their rivals. In all, this book connects to a lot of interesting ideas and historical events. In conclusion, the theme in the book the outsiders are being prejudice is a human instinct, although, we cannot let it take control of us. It reminds the reader of the ways people are judged and a few groups of people that are judged. Is it wrong to judge people in all
When everyone stereotypes you as one way, isn’t it easier to turn into what is expected of you? The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is about a fight between the street rat Greasers and the filthy rich Socials. This story takes place in a city in Oklahoma. In the middle of all the fighting, a young boy by the name of Ponyboy Curtis lives with his two brothers. Ponyboy is the protagonist of the story and tells the story through his eyes.
Now some people believe 8th graders should not study The Outsiders because the book doesn't cover the same issues we deal with now, like racism, and because it glorifies gangs and violence. The Outsiders doesn’t deal with issues we have to deal with as regularly as a society. Nevertheless, the book still has the same effect on people as it would if the book had been about racism. In the book, the greasers got jumped by the Socs because they were bored, and they could, but that doesn’t mean that someone who gets bullied and jumped can’t relate to the greasers getting called names and getting physically hurt when they walked home alone. Even if the reason the person is being jumped is different.
Honor Among the Greasers Noah Hertzman, Painter, LA Pd. 4/5, 10/30/14 The book The Outsiders was written in the 1960's, at a time when, in many cities and suburbs, there was fierce rivalry between social classes. S. E. Hinton wanted to stop this violence and disagreement by sending a message that no matter how unfair the situation is, both the greasers and Socs are just ordinary people, and their emotions are genuine. Her feelings are expressed in the actions, speech, and thoughts of the characters in the book. Throughout the novel, the greasers show compassion, loyalty, and fairness to each other, proving that there can be honor among the lawless.
These teenagers go through a tragedy and realize that they are all going through the same thing. Social classes have been separating people for the longest time. People are classified by there looks, race, clothing, and money. Teen rivalry is inevitable causing misfortune. The Outsiders is a timeless novel because it is so relevant to how years have passed on because it is always classifying people into groups.
“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.
The captivating story of Ponyboy Curtis and the rivalry between the greasers and the socs has been praised and loved by many for years because of its accurate depiction of what it's like to be a teen, unfortunately this novel has been banned by many schools across the country. The Outsiders should not be banned at Astoria High School. This novel should not be banned because teens are mature enough to handle any mature content this book has, it is a classic book that many enjoy and that students should be able to experience, and banning this book is unnecessary censorship and pushes beliefs onto others. Teens are mature enough to handle the indelicate content presented to them in The Outsiders.
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. First of all, Socs and greasers have a trademark that showed who was part of their gang, Socs are know for Mustangs, Madras, and leather jackets;
A book and a movie can be both the same and different. In The Outsiders there are many similarities and differences with the book and movie. They were the same because Johnny kills a man, they cut their, there was the movie scene, and Johnny and Ponyboy went to the church. Some of the differences is when Darry slaps Ponyboy but in the movie he pushes him, Johnny doesn't bring a lot of food in the book but does in the movie he does, when Johnny killed the man it was more described but it wasn't in the movie, and Johnny says he wants to kill himself in the movie. In The Outsiders one of the themes is “friendship”
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class. The story is about a boy named Ponyboy who lived in a small town in Texas with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop were a gang war was taking place between two different social class people: The Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy will learn the consequences bad acts can bring to your life in the middle of a gang war. The greasers were a middle class and not so social kind of people who liked to get in trouble and The other gang The Socs were a most of them a high class or middle-high class group of people who where they went they will always go in groups of like three or four people.
It is about how a gang of low-income teens, the Greasers, conflicts with another gang of wealthy teens, the Socs. By being loyal to each other, the Greasers have overcome most of the challenges that the Socs have proposed. This is why the major theme of The Outsiders is that loyalty is essential for a group’s survival and well-being. One way that loyalty is demonstrated in the novel is how the characters grouped together to protect one another from physical threats. An example of this is when Ponyboy was mugged and beat up by the Socs at the beginning the book.
“Are outsiders simply those who are misjudged or misunderstood?” When presented with this question, I immediately formed my opinion. This immediate reaction was most likely formed from the defensiveness I have allowed myself to have towards varying subjects. As my mother always says, “past predicts future.” I understand the argument of people who are “outsiders” are misjudged.
The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples of prejudice shown in the novel are fights and hate between the two social classes. As a result of prejudice, many characters got into fights and there was a lot of hate between the two classes.
“The Outsiders” is a novel written by S.E. Hinton. Originally Published in 1967, Hinton was only 18 when her novel hit the shelves. Instead of using her real name Susan Eloise Hinton, she used her initial’s so people wouldn’t know she was a girl making the book less desirable. The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults
In S.E. Hinton’s story, The Outsiders, group identity is so important that sometimes people overshadow their own identity. In our generation it is kind of the same way to some people, for instance people sometimes act and dress differently around the popular kids to fit in. While at home they do their normal routine and stay true to themselves. This is so important to the story for many reasons. It is also really important to kids this age in 2017.