Have you ever felt like an outsider in your life? An outcast to others, or the feeling that you 're going through something by yourself? Well meet the main character in S.E Hilton 's novel, The Outsiders. Ponyboy Curtis is a fourteen year old boy in the decade where in every city there were gangs and groupies. Ponyboy is in a gang along with his two brothers and their friends.
The Greasers are more emotional than the Socs. The Socs are the rich kids on the West side. They are the popular kids. They have friend groups, but they are not as “family like” as the Greasers. The main thing going on in the movie/book is Johnny (a sixteen year old, who is small for his age, and innocent) stabbed a Soc with his switchblade, because him and a few others were drowning Ponyboy ( a fourteen year old, who is bigger than Johnny, and dreams a lot).
Well, The Outsiders is a book about two gangs, The Greasers and the Socs who have very different ways of life and they always fight. The Greasers have well-oiled hair and live on the more sketchy side of town, while the Socs are rich, all have madras shirts and drive around in Mustangs. Ponyboy you may ask, is the protagonist of the book and his personality changes throughout the story in many ways. Johnny is Ponyboy’s best friend and he makes many choices that affect Pony’s life. He is 16 years old and he as been through a lot only being that age like his parents not caring for him.
“Cinderella Man”, directed by Ron Howard, takes a hasty plunge from a booming economy to a bombshell into the Great Depression; Jim Braddock the courageous boxer, persevered through the nations lowliest point. In the film the camera caught a glimpse of a newspaper front-page reading “Unemployment Hits Record 15 million Americas”. This exposed the American economy; nationalism is shown incongruently in the film “Rocky IV” where the Western/American society is captured as a world superpower, strong and confident on their ability, but in “Cinderella Man” citizens are portrayed as desperate and willing to beg for mercy. Storm clouds of economic and societal conditions were in full affect on how it sculpted the film’s path had a dramatic mark on
Adversity in “The Intouchables” “My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It’s having to be without her.” (The Intouchables). Lines like that are just a piece of the great undertaking directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano took when they decided to be part of The Intouchables. Adapted from real-life events, this French biography was applauded for succeeding in painting a touching and resonating picture of the events that led to the birth of a strong relationship between the two protagonists, Driss and Philippe. Winning multiple awards, this movie has achieved the status of being one of the greatest French movies ever made.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual”. In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield’s lies become habitual throughout the book. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy, who has been kicked out of several schools including, most recently, Pencey Prep. Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden.
There is a myriad of examples to be seen of Jean Finch being disillusioned by Atticus. For example, in chapter 8 of Go Set a Watchman, Atticus says, "I especially liked the part where the Negroes, bless their hearts, couldn't help being inferior to the white race because their skulls are thicker and their brain-pans shallower—whatever that means—so we must all be very kind to them and not let them do anything to hurt themselves and keep them in their places." This quote said by Atticus lists Negroes as an inferior race that needs to be supported and lead by white people. This shocks Jean by Atticus saying that he is far superior to the Negroes in all ways when in the past Atticus stood up for them and tried to give them equality. Another case of a racist comment from Atticus, in chapter 17, asks, "Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters?
Should a useful book that tells about reality in the 1960’s and a book that teaches important ideals be banned? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a book that teaches important lessons, while maintaining an entertaining storyline. Ponyboy Curtis is a teen living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960’s with his gang and brothers. His gang, the Greasers, lives on the East Side, while their rich enemies, the Socs, live on the West Side.
The Outsiders: Literacy Essay The Novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, (you only need to underline the title, not the author),is a novel about a gang of young men called Greasers (from the poor side of town) who support and stand up for each other in a difficult situation, like a problem, challenge, rumble or the Socs (from the rich side of town). In this novel, a character that interested me was Darry Curtis. Darry is hard and firm and rarely grins at all. I found him interesting because he gave up his football scholarship and took two jobs to take care of his brothers(Ponyboy and Sodapop Curtis) and his gang.
The eldest, Darrel, his friends and brothers call him Darry, is twenty years old and serves as the father figure after their parents died eight months earlier. Darry gave up going to college and playing football to work and support both of his brothers. Sodapop is the middle child and is sixteen years old. He dropped out of High School to work at the DX (the gas station) and is the happy-go-lucky brother, while Darry is the serious one. The official summary that graces the back of many copies of “The Outsiders” says, “A heroic story of friendship and belonging.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, also famously known as ‘Commodore Vanderbilt’ was one of the richest men in America. He was born on May 27, 1794 on Staten Island, New York. He was brought up in a poor family including a tragic death in his family. At age eleven he dropped out of school and started working on boats which, brought about an interest in the shipping industry. Then at age sixteen he bought his very first ferry with a one hundred dollar loan.
At the age of 14, he was the smallest, weakest, and also the smartest in his gang. The gang consists of Dally, Sodapop, Johnny, Two-Bit, and also Darry. Ponyboy lost his parents 6 months ago and is now living with his brothers Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy and Johnny always got picked on by the socs, or the socials. The socs were the rich kids and they usually got drunk and picked fights with the greasers.
Ben Franklin spoke a quote all too close to one for Messina’s beloved linebacker, saying, “Players must remember that the best victory was not over the opponent, but over oneself.” Addiction had not only consumed Jesse’s life, but it had taken his father’s (163). When Jesse started dealing in his college years, “He was kicked out of school…and barely escaped without jail time” (162). At this point in his life, Jesse, “could not be
Tyler Perry underwent a childhood filled with abuse and violence predominately from his father, Emmit Perry. Hence the reason Emmitt Perry Jr. changed his name to Tyler Perry at the age of 16. Perry dropped out of high school, earned a GED, and had 25-30 odd jobs before finding his true calling. While working an assortment of jobs such as collection agent, and used car agent, Perry managed to save $12,000 dollars. In 1992, he used the money to rent out Atlanta’s 14th Street Playhouse and host his own production of I Know I’ve Been Changed.
Who is to blame Ethan or the privileged child parents? I believe that they both are to blame in this case. June 15, 2013, Ethan Couch was sixteen, when he went in his new Ford 350 truck, drunk, and killed four innocent bystanders and wounded many. He was a child of a famous sheet metal businessman, Fred Couch, and Tonya Couch. In his home growing up he was treated like he was the most important person in the world and all that mattered is what he wanted.