In the novel, “The Outsiders” that was written by S.E Hinton, one of the characters within the book that has changed a lot was Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy Curtis’ change was a slow process, but a lot happened to him throughout the novel. He goes through many events at the start, middle and at the end of the novel too. At the start of the novel, Ponyboy was just an innocent and smart kid who lived with the gang known as, “The Greasers”, but by the end of the novel, Ponyboy is a different person compared to how he was in the beginning. The events that took place in the middle of the novel has some key events that make him change his personality and opinion on life, and that the reader learns that his personality and opinion changes because of the dramatic events he goes through like how Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston’s death.
In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
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 to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Initial Assessment Garnet from the novel Keeper N’ Me seems like a rather resourceful individual that has relied mainly on himself to navigate through life ever since he aged out of the foster care system. The way in which he chose to survive during this time may have been influenced by the pervasively negative stereotypes against Indigenous people, his detachment from his community, family, and heritage, as well as the observed desire to fit in or belong. Garnet’s primary presenting clinical issues seem to be a diminished sense of self and self-esteem. This may be due to growing up in all-white households and schools with no formal education about his family history/heritage or of Indigenous teachings in general. The knowledge that he was able to gather from within these
Aparna T. C1 Are Soc’s just guys after all? The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is about a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis who experiences a difficult life because he is a “Greaser”. Greasers are those kids on the east side of town who are poor and have greasy long hair. They often get beaten up or “jumped” by the Socs, who are the west side rich kids and usually get drunk. In the beginning of this book, the Socs are referred as the cool, mean, no feeling for themselves and others’ bully-type kids while the Greasers are referred as the innocent, poor, and ugly greasy kids.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs.“That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader. (Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect. Even though Johnny was going through his last hours alive he did not want to see his mother, he wanted to see his family: the gang.
Thomas is the main character of the novel. He looks like a 16 year old boy but he 's not sure because he can 't remember any part of his past. The only thing that he can remember about him is his name like the other inhabitants of Glade. When he arrives to Glade, everybody suspects about him but at the end of the book, Thomas helps them to escape from the Glade. He is very brave but he is also curious Chuck- Before Thomas arrives to the Glade, he was the "Greenbean".
The official summary that graces the back of many copies of “The Outsiders” says, “A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on the much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.” This story is centered around this group of friends who don’t stick together because of fear, but out of love.
“I’m walking to the Nightly Double tomorrow night. Anybody want to come and hunt some action?” (Hinton, 14) This is just one of the countless things that Dally says to show his ferocious self. In the novel The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton, Dally is stuck in a world of Socs and Greasers, two social classes that do not get along. Dally is a Greaser who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with members of his gang. He starts out as an obnoxious teenager; however, he becomes a rebellious, but considerate person when Johnny, a boy that he loved, helped Dally learn how to care for others.
Nelson Mandela, one of the grand leaders known in history once said “It always seems impossible till its done”. Behind this quote, there is a lot of meaning that connects to events that happened around the 1930s in Africa. . During that time Africans had not experienced freedom for around 300 years . What Mandela had started seemed impossible to many people protesting and standing up for their opinion for such topic was something no one had imagined for a long time.