Imagine having to watch your back everywhere you go somewhere and must have someone with you everywhere you go. In the story The Outsiders there are two sides of town that are separated by poor and rich people. The state is Oklahoma in 1967 and there are Greasers and Socs too. Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry are greasers because they are poor. Darry is a hard worker but is very protective of his brothers, Ponyboy is smart but hates where he lives, and Johnny carries a blade for safety or incase he gets jumped by socs their enemies.
Ponyboy is part of the Greasers gang. Many people make stereotypes about him and his friends as a group, just because there friend killed someone out of self defense. People say they are aggressive and pick fights for the sake of it. They say gang members have guns, and kill people. Well, Johnny did kill that guy, but he was in fear of himself and Pony’s life, he usually doesn't hurt a fly.
Water. Water and even more water everywhere. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 devastated the homes and lives of people living in Pennsylvania. An earthen dam collapses toppling homes and destroying families. John McCollough’s “The Johnstown Flood” explores how this devastation affected the lives of the Quinn family and other townspeople.
The novel, The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton is a story of a teen gang in rural Oklahoma through the eyes of fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis while he struggles to learn right and wrong in a society in which he believes he is an outsider. Ponyboy has a hard time maturing after his parents die in a car accident and he is forced to live with his two older brothers Darry and Sodapop. The greatest internal conflict within this novel is the struggle of choosing between his youth and maturity occurring within Ponyboy’s mind. Although Ponyboy is just a 14 year old boy the death of his parents put a shockingly new amount responsibility on his shoulders that he personally felt he could handle. Ponyboy can either continue to behave like his peers,
In the novel the Outsiders, two "Greaser" gang members, Johnny and Ponyboy, get caught in a murder. There are two main gangs in the story, the Greasers and the Socs, who are at odds throughout the novel. We are shown in the novel that two people, one poor and one rich, both share a love for sunsets. Metaphorically, sunsets in The Outsiders reveal insights into rival gangs, showing that we are not that different from our rivals, we are all a part of the same world, and that everyone faces obstacles in life.
Particularly, in the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, he shows that growing up is tough, especially for the Greasers. The novel takes place in a modest town in Oklahoma. This was where the “Socs” and “Greasers” were split due to the way the community saw them. The characters are affected by the setting due to style. If they lived any place else they wouldn 't talk the way they do or wear what they wear.
Setting can be a major factor in a story. Setting is the time and place of a story. The setting may also include the climate and even the social, psychological, or even spiritual state of the characters. Many times, a story's setting not only can create conflict, but it can also have a major impact on the choices that characters ultimately make. As a result of affecting the choices of the characters, setting can also affect the outcome of the story.
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped for being the "mean types" that slack off at school. Then there are the Socials who are know as the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like "jumping" Greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, leading him to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
"When I was young, all these books were about Mary Jane and the football player and the prom and ending up with the quiet guy and making your mom happy." S.E. Hinton wanted to write about stuff that depicted the real lives of teenagers and not the typical boy meets girl or the girl meets boy stories that people always wrote. Hinton has written over 20 books and some of them were made into movies, she also has received 19 awards. S.E. Hinton was influenced by her childhood of being a tomboy and playing with all her male cousins. As well as experiencing being a female teen in Oklahoma.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's “Young Goodman Brown”, it introduces a character who goes by the name of Goodman Brown and he faces issues while living in Salem, Massachusetts. “In great fiction, the setting lives from the very first pages. Such places not only feel extremely real, they are dynamic. They change. They affect the characters in the story” this was said by Donald Maass, agent and author of “The Breakout Novelist”.