Outsiders In The Outsider

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Hinton never uses the word "outsider" in her novel, yet it's the title of the book. Maybe she left it open for us to ponder. Write an essay in which you explain what she may have meant by The Outsiders. Be sure to define what you mean by an outsider, and then explain who you think Ms. Hinton was referencing when she titled her book. An outsider is someone who doesn’t quite fit in anywhere. High School Musical has a great example of some people we might consider outsiders. In one seen in particular, they students are sitting in their groups at lunch; the nerds are sitting together, the jocks are sitting together, the skaters are sitting together, the musical kids are sitting together. All of a sudden, one person makes a remark about how a basketball star is singing in the talent show. Then, people in their groups start telling people that they aren’t just nerds, or just skaters, or just jocks. They are expressing their love for things that have nothing to do with their “groups”. They are…show more content…
Randy, Bob, and Cherry were classified as socs. The stereotypical behavior of greasers usually has something to do with breaking the law, or being uneducated, lower class criminals.The behavioral stereotype for socs was usually rich snobs that enjoy picking on people with less money. The gang were outsiders in this book. They were greasers, but they didn’t really act like it, especially Darry. Most greasers spent their life breaking the law, or in jail, but the gang was full of a bunch of kids that just happened to have a small amount of money, and/or bad living conditions like Johnny. Randy and Cherry were the soc outsiders. They were both sick of all the fighting that went on between the greasers and the socs. They saw greasers as people too, not just poor hoodlums, or people with lots of hair oil. They were different from everybody else, and that’s not a bad

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