Synopsis Of The Book 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was written in 1967 and made into a movie in March of 1983. Throughout this novel we find out the struggles of being an “outsider.” The main characters of this book are Ponyboy, which is whose point of view the book is in, Darrel (Darry), and Sodapop Curtis, which are three brothers who lose their parents in a car accident. Then you have Johnny, Dallas, and Two- Bit. The teenagers in this book are separated by two groups (gangs) the Greasers who are the poor kids from the Westside of town, and the socials or (Socs) who are rich kids from the east side. These two groups are rivals that never get along. “Someone should tell their side of the story, and maybe people would understand and then they wouldn’t be so quick to judge a boy by the amount of hair oil he wore.” This quote is from Ponyboy which is basically saying that you can’t judge people by what you see until you have heard their story. For the duration of the novel you hear of fighting between the Socs and Greasers. In one fight Ponyboy who is a Greaser kills Bob who is a Soc with a switchblade. This action is what forced him to run away with Johnny so that he would not face charges for Bob’s murder. When they leave they …show more content…

When the boys get back to the church, the church is on fire and there are some children there on a field trip, the boys race inside to help the children who were not fortunate enough to get out. On the way out the roof falls on Johnny burning him severely and breaking his back. Johnny dies after being carried by an ambulance back into town, before dying he tells Ponyboy to “Stay Gold” which had a big impact on Ponyboy. Dally is filled with grief and decides to rob a store, he flees the scene but is chased by the police to a vacant lot. The police see Dally hold a “black object” and shoot

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