The Outsiders Character Analysis Essay

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Ponyboy is the main character in the novel by S.E Hinton The Outsiders. The book is told in his point of view of the whole story. He is a caring, considerate, 14-year-old boy. Even though he has grown up as a greaser, which meant that he grew up on the hard side of town. Greasers were a social status in a way and were frowned upon by the higher-ups. Most of them tend to have more street smarts than actual academical smarts, while the socs, the group that is higher up and opposes the Greasers, tend to be the other way around. But Ponyboy stands apart from this general way of thinking, unlike his fellow greasers he enjoys reading, running track, and even likes to watch sunsets. He has a heart like no other in this book, or in our world. Throughout the book, he is faced with many unexpected obstacles. Though it is hard on him, he manages to get up, dust himself off, and carry on. It is truly remarkable for us to think about, in this day in age, what it was like for people our age went through such different situations not that long ago. Honestly, if anyone from my generation ever found themselves back at the time the book was written with nothing, I don’t think that they would be able to handle it even remotely. In most books, I have read everything is black and white. That’s what I like about this book, the more you think about all the bad you realize all the good and the fact that there is only mostly grey. Everyone does what they think is right in the book. So do we really
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