In the beginning of the book, The Outsiders, we meet PonyBoy Curtis and his two brothers; Soda-Pop and Darry. The boys are in a type of place where their tier is referred to as “greasers”, and they live in a gang because their parents died in a car accident when they were younger. The greasers are the poor boys on the east side of town. Their rivals are the Socials, also referred to as “Socs”. The book begins with PonyBoy getting out of a movie and he proceeds to run into some Socs.
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.
Their parents died earlier in the year. As a result of this, Darry, the oldest, works two jobs in order to take care of his two younger brothers, and though Darry and Ponyboy have a strong relationship as brothers, their relationship has ups and downs. Darry is trying to take care of his brothers and do what is best for them. Sometimes, though, he pushes Ponyboy too hard, which Soda constantly has to remind him of “...when Darry hollers at you, he don’t mean nothin’.” (Hinton, 17) Soda is trying to remind Pony that Darry doesn’t mean all of the things he says when he is angry, and that he only yells because he is concerned about how Ponyboy acts.
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, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963 This summary is about a family whose last name is Watson. The members of this family are Wilona (the mom), Daniel (the dad), Byron (the older brother), Kenny (the younger brother), and Joey or Joetta (the sister). In chapter one, Byron had just turned 13, which meant he was an “official juvenile delinquent.”
S.E Hinton uses point of view to show the narrator’s position in relation to the story as being reveal. One example where the author uses point of view is “ I could have waited to go to the movies until Darry or Sodapop got off work.” This illustrate the reader that is a first person point of view since the story is narrated by a fourteen years old named Ponyboy. As a narrator, Ponyboy first let the reader to know his character better than others, but even though show us his friends and the difference of the social classes the socs and the greasers by describing his environment. “The Socs jumped up and left me lying there”
You expect your life perfect. In comparison in the book “Outsiders” talks about how a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy curtis had struggles in his life with right or wrong society. In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” it talks about how life growing up is not easy, you learn from your mistakes and that is how life is supposed to be. In the “Outsiders” it states that “Ponyboy and his two brothers recently lost their parents in a car accident, that is a struggle for Ponyboy and is two brother because without your parents you don 't know what they do that makes them live, have food, and have nice food, for me it is a struggle for me because without my parents it would be a real struggle for me because I would not know how to do these things that my parents are doing for me and for them
“Godfather Death”, written by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, is a fable about a poor man who already has twelve children has to run out on the road to find a godfather for the thirteenth. Throughout the story the man has to decide who will be the godfather and he choses death. This story is used to teach people of all ages about the importance of telling the truth as well as that there are consequences when you disobey. It conveys that trying to cheat death never works. I believe that the the moral of this story is that no one can escape death because death can not be eluded.
The novel, The Thief and the Dog, explains that Said, as the male of his family, was forced to “take over [his] father’s job as custodian for the building...at an early age” after his father died (Mahfouz 103). Most Egyptians tend to believe that having children, regardless of gender, is “the greatest blessing of all”, though the general preference is to have a son (Hopkins). In The Thief and the Dogs, the first thing Said does after he gets out of prison is visit his daughter, Sana, with the hopes of regaining custody of her. After she rejects him, he feels “crushed by a sense of total loss” (Mahfouz 21) and wonders if Sana knows “how much [he] loves her” (Mahfouz 22).
Emmett was only a 14 year old boy, that had this whole life ahead of him, but died in a unconsiderate way in 1955. Till had gone to the market to buy a refreshment after working in an excessively, hot day. Their is where he “either whistled at, flirted with or touched the hand of [a]...white female”(source 8), “unaware that he had broken a time honored Jim Crow law”(source 2). He was just doing what any other boy his age did, try to be a lady’s man. Roy Bryant and J.W Milam abducted Till from his house.
The novel Peace Like A River takes the readers on a trip back to adolescence through the eyes of 11-year-old Reuben Land. Reuben lives in a motherless family with his two siblings Swede, a western obsessed poet, and Davy, the protective older brother. When Davy commits a crime of passion in protecting his sister and is announced a fugitive, the remaining siblings set out with their father Jeremiah to follow Davy’s trail. Throughout their journey Reuben witnesses miraculous things at the hand of Jeremiah and his deep connection with God. All the amazing events that Reuben witness all involve his father’s unrelenting kindness to all those who make his company, regardless of the way they act.
Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash leaving his oldest brother Darrel also known as Darry to take care of his two younger brothers. The middle brother Sodapop is always trying to keep Darry and Ponyboy from fighting. Darry has become more of a parent figure in in Ponyboys life causing a lot of tension between the two. Some of the other main characters are Johnny, Two-Bit, Dallas, and Steve. They are all Greasres and are coincided a gang but just think of each other as friends.
Write a two paragraph response: Reflect on the article From Gangs to Grad school . What connections can be made between Anton and any two characters from the Outsiders . The connections can be made between Anton and Ponyboy from the Outsiders is many things. Like how they are both smart and were not really expected to succeed, such as Anton grew up in a black neighborhood and his mom was a drug addict and was surrounded by drug dealers flossing off with drug money and he became a dealer and went to jail, but he overcame all that and graduated, Ponyboy came up from a greaser neighborhood, he was a greaser (poor and looked down upon the sources) they are all classified as drop out lowlife scums but Ponyboy is smart and is going to succeed
People today could say that stereotypes aren't such a factor in life, but they don’t notice what's really around them. The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, gives a realistic example of how stereotypes rule society. The Outsiders is about two groups of kids, the Socs, and the greasers. The story takes place in the east side of Tulsa Oklahoma, in the 1960’s. The main character Ponyboy is part of the greaser group, with Johnny, Darry, Dally, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Steve.
The Outsiders movie and book are very different . They have many differences like in the movie more than one soc tries to drown Pony , Johnny and pony chased a rabbit , and dally gets bernd. Some of their similarities are bob has a blue mustang , pony & johnny got a week's supply of baloney , they both talk about sunsets and Johnny still carries his switchblade . There are many differences , but let's talk about some similarities .One