Stereotypes In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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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. Ponyboy is a Greaser, but he’s not like the other boys in the gang. Ponyboy is independent, heroic, and intelligent. Ponyboy was quiet compared to most of the other boys in his gang. On pages 2 and 3, the book says, “I had a long walk home and no company, but I usually lone it anyway, for no other reason except that
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