I left friends that I’ve known since kindergarten. So when the fourth grade started, I was completely alone. I had to get to know my surroundings, try and meet new friends, and figure out how things worked around here. Then in the seventh grade, things really went downhill. That was when everything started to change.
Isolation is “the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others” (Britannica Dictionary.com). Some view isolation to be positive, others view it as negative. Some wish to be alone, while others fear it. Everyone has a different perception on this topic due to experiences and influence. These different perceptions are seen t from the experiences of many.
In the book "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, the author skillfully portrays various life-altering ideas and themes. One prominent theme explored is the notion that an outsider is someone who deviates from those they are close to. Through heartrending experiences and relatable personal struggles, Hinton effectively conveys this theme. The novel opens by introducing us to Ponyboy, the central protagonist and narrator.
How can Being an Outsider Challenge the Establishment Have you ever been an outsider? It can be lonely at times but there are different ways to challenge the establishment as Ray Bradbury shows us in his book fahrenheit 451. The two biggest outsiders in the book were Guy Montag and Clarisse McClellan. They showed us how to challenge the establishment in different ways.
What makes someone an outsider? In Tulsa, S.E. Hinton went to a large high school and in all large high schools they would have different groups. Everyone would stay in their own groups as they grew up S.E. thought it was idiotic. She made the book The Outsiders which had the socs and the greasers S.E. would get letters from kids who told her they also had the two groups in there school but they had different names for them.
The characters’ detached isolation toward one another causes them to end up feeling empty and disconnected. In both Of Mice and Men and The Outsiders characters build mental barriers to protect themselves
For the first time in forever I didn’t feel like an outcast. Few weeks down the line, I could not be myself around them, so I started feeling like an outsider again. I suppressed my feelings, and just went along with them. When school was finally over, my parents told me that we were moving back to the Philippine, but my mom was going to stay in America to look for a stable job. Suppression played a big role in my life.
It was uncomfortable for me to be around my classmates, but everyone in the class seems to be nice to me because I was the new kid. They didn’t have problems with me and I didn’t have problems with them. As time goes on, I began to feel
Once I was an outsider. When I was younger in second and third grade I was not one of the cool kids or one of the kids you’d want to play with on a usual basis. I was shy and I would only talk to the people I was great friends with which was only a couple people. I tried to play with some of the other kids who were a better at sports.
This is true even if people are outsiders for varying reasons, like Kevin and the old man in Home Alone, as well as in Harry Potter. Sometimes, though, this isolation is a very strong negative that can end up hurting people beyond reparation, as is the case for Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Feeling isolated from the group is a feeling that most people will go through during their lifetime. It can lead to strong connections between people, as was the case with my friend Bronwyn and I. Even though I had an interest in video games and she was an avid movie watcher (when we weren’t reading), we were still able to connect on our feelings and become fast friends.
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.
Humans are a social species and we need each other's accompaniment to maintain a stable mental health. Dismiss the notion that being an outSIder is cool
After the first period of class, which nothing much really happened but explaining school rules and such. I began to realize that high school feels the same as middle school expect there were four times the students than there is in eighth grade; walking down the halls I can feel eyes of the higher grades scoping not only myself but a majority of the other freshmen knowing we are struggling to find our scheduled classes. Lunch finally comes around I start opening up to other students to make and try to make some friends, I remember lunch and after were my favorite times back then my classes were easy and so chill