As timely now as it was written 48 years ago, “The Outsiders” is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction written by S.E Hinton. Books such as “The Outsiders” have the power to affect readers’ lives and stay with them forever. Ponyboy’s life was not easy, he had it tough and he is very aware of that. But he finds ways to make it work. I really liked this book because it was like a “Blast in the past” sorta thing because we are reading a book about a 14 year old in the mid 60s, and he is talking about the issues he has and the differences between the two groups the Socs and the Greasers,we get a rare glimpse of a boy 's life in the 60s and we get to read a unique piece of literature which we can’t find nowhere else.
Injustice is everywhere, but in an abundance of different shapes and forms. Judgement is the basis of injustice and people are judged on a multitude of reasons like: where they come from, the language they speak, who they are, what they are, and what they do. Injustice also appears in novels, and the characters fight against it. Two novels that have this are The Outsiders and The House of the Scorpion. The characters in these books fight against the injustice to make their world more fair.
Thesis: In the book The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis tells the whole story, however, if the novel was told by several characters such as, Soda, Dally, or Johnny, the book would have been told in a much more desirable manner. Lastly, Johnny was with Ponyboy throughout various parts of the book, which would allow us to hear the complete adventure from a whole nother standpoint. The first example of this was seen when Pony and Johnny had just ran away to the local park.
Life is a long journey in which we are forced to experience something new everyday. We have days of strength, days of weakness, days of honesty, and days of deceit. We are not fully in control of the what happens to us, but we have the power to choose where to go next. We have the option to be happy, to be sad, to be a leader, or to be a follower. Choice is powerful, without choice we would not have change-for better or for worse.
In the story The Outsiders the two main groups who are figuratively and literally on the opposites sides of town, the East side and the West side where the prime meridian of the city separates the Greasers and the Socs. When Pony and Johnny are at the movies and stop Dallas Winston from annoying the two Soc girls in front of them, the girls start to talk them and the boys realize that Socs aren’t very different from Greasers, besides the slicked back hair and the fancy blue Mustangs.
Do you know the difference between a Soc and a greaser? There is always a social structure no matter where you go. In the movie based off the novel “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton and produced by Frank Ford Coppola there is a fine line between Soc and greaser. At the bottom you have the hoods. The hoods are like greasers, but they are dirtier and a lot meaner.
In the 1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma there was a difference between social classes and a ongoing war in this town. The Greasers were a group of people mostly dressed in leather jackets, and jeans. While the Soc’s (Rich kids) wore madres, and khakis, and even drove Mustangs. In the very beginning of the story there were clear differences between the Soc’s and Greasers.
The 1950’s ear has been relevant in today’s media from television to art to celebrity cameos and so on. ‘Grease’ is an iconic musical that is commonly known today for its pink ladies, high school drama, and full mid-calf skirts while making its original premier in 1978 but as of 2016 ‘Grease Live’ was made to revamp the original with more modern television quality and entertain a live audience. ‘Grease Live’ and ‘Grease’ were made to represent the simple 1950’s era and strut the classic fashion of the time period, the musical has been played over hundreds of schools and even made its way onto Broadway for today’s society to watch. (Grease, IMDb). The recreation and popularity reveal the subtle hints of the 1950’s subculture with many enthusiasts
Family & relationships. Not everyone has them, and not everyone realizes how good they have it. Family can come us all different shapes and sizes. You must develop a relationships with them. Relationships do not happen overnight, they need time and effort.
Particularly, in the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, he shows that growing up is tough, especially for the Greasers. The novel takes place in a modest town in Oklahoma. This was where the “Socs” and “Greasers” were split due to the way the community saw them. The characters are affected by the setting due to style. If they lived any place else they wouldn 't talk the way they do or wear what they wear.