S. E. Hinton Essays

  • S. E. Hinton: A Brief Biography

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    (Title) S.E. Hinton is a tower of literature. She was a very well-known inspirational author during the 1960s, and still is today, she was very talented due to the wonderful novels that she has written. Even though S.E. Hinton was a great author, she was still presented with many challenges, such as people not having faith in her writing abilities because of the fact that she was a female, but she overcame those negative comments to proceed into the path of greatness. S.E. Hinton was the most inspirational

  • The Influence Of Gangs In The Outsiders By S. E Hinton

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    is based on the influence of others. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped for being the mean types that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like jumping greasers. As these two gangs are going at each other, they both go through so dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang

  • Reflection Of The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    a reader and captivated me entirely with an atmosphere of intensity and suspense. That novel is called "The outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. While the book being fiction, I felt as if many aspects of the book were influenced by reality because of how relatable it is. For example, there are many feelings of loss and emotion scattered throughout the novel, such as when Ponyboy 's friend Jhonny died. This can be relatable to many adolescents that may feel insecure, just as the main character Ponyboy had. There

  • The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton: An Analysis

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    Have you ever wondered why people fight? In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy searched for the answer to this puzzling conundrum while struggling through his trials of being in the lowest class- a greaser. Although the Soc were always the lucky rich kids and natural enemies to the greasers, they 've never gone this far. Now Ponyboy has to deal with more than his over-responsible brother, Darry. After reading this book, one idea stood out to me the most. I believe that the best theme

  • Opposites Attract In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    What does the phrase “opposites attract” really mean? The two characters, Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston demonstrate the true meaning in The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are opposites because Johnny is law abiding while Dally deliberately breaks laws. Also when Johnny dies, he dies a hero while Dally dies a hoodlum. They do have similarities though. Johnny and Dally’s parents do not care for them. Also, Johnny and Dally care for one another. Johnny and Dally may seem very different

  • Summary Of The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    The outsiders by S. E. Hinton (fiction) is about Ponyboy Curtis, the fourteen year old narrator, who lives with his older brothers Sodapop and Darry, since their parents passed away in a car accident. Ponyboy and his brothers are a part of a gang called the Greasers they are considered hoods by society. Other than being financially and socially disadvantaged, the Greasers main problem is getting jumped by the Socs, the rich kids from the West Side. The other members of the Greaser gang are Johnny

  • Analysis Of The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    The Outsiders is a fantastic novel by S.E Hinton that was published in 1967. This novel tells the story of a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry because their parents died in a car crash years back. The Curtis family are a part of the Greasers, a gang of young adults who don’t have very much money and get into lots of trouble. The Greasers have an ongoing rivalry with the Socs, the rich kids who spend their free time beating up greasers. One

  • Contrasting Characters In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    In the novel The Outsiders,by S.E. Hinton there are a lot of contrasting characters. For instance there is a character named Ponyboy Curtis. There is also another character named Darrell Curtis, whom they call Darry, there is another character named Soda Curtis. The three boys Soda,Ponyboy,and Darry are brothers. Darry is the oldest of the three boys. I am going to be doing a character analysis on Ponyboy. Pontboy is a teenager who is identified as a “greaser”. During the time this book was

  • Similarities And Differences In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    he would be dead because Dallas Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted” (154). Dally has no point in his life because Johnny is dead, so he puts up his gun, and the police shoot Dally multiple times. With no meaning in somebody 's life, it can lead to risking lives, or even

  • The Outsiders And Teenagers In The Outsiders By S. E Hinton

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    people that loved and cared for him...they just didn 't know how to show it!” In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, proves that no matter what type of Social class you are; Greaser or Socs, family is most important and will help you get through the difficult parts in life. Ponyboy, a greaser, was one of the young boys that was matured throughout the book because of his hardships. Ponyboy 's relationship with his older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, is a key factor in how Ponyboy matured throughout

  • Analysis Of The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Introduction The Outsiders is a novel written by S.E Hinton in the first person point of view: that of Ponyboy. The novel follows the conflict between the Socs and the Greasers, two different groups of boys from different classes of society. Ponyboy struggles to fit in throughout the book, juggling right from wrong. While in the church hiding, Ponyboy recites from memory the poem, ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’. Nothing Gold Can Stay is a short poem written by Robert Frost. It seems fitting for him

  • Influence Of Gangs In The Outsiders

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    is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped as being the “mean types” that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like “jumping” greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang

  • The Outsiders Literary Analysis

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    Collin Houghton English 1320 Ms.Griffitts Extra Credit Paper Word Count:1051 5/01/17 The Outsiders Literary Analysis The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a fantastic book, the way Hinton puts society into social classes really represents growing up and how having money affects people. The two main social classes involved in the book are the rich kids Socs (socials) and the Greasers, who are the Outsiders in the book. This novel appeals to the young adult fiction genre, the characters in the book are

  • Book Reports On The Outsiders

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    The Outsiders was published on April 24, 1967. The Outsiders the movie was released on March 25.1983. The author 's name is S. E. Hinton. She was born on July 22, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She found much joy in reading and writing, because Oklahoma did not have many activities for girls. So when she got older and was in highschool she wrote The Outsiders. She wrote this book because she thought the ‘girl meets boy’ stories were very monotonous. She wanted something more realistic. So she wrote The

  • Comparing Hinton's The Outsiders Book And Movie

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    The Outsiders is not only a book but a film. The Outsiders book was written by S. E. Hinton and was published in 1967. The Outsiders film was released in 1983 which is a good 26 years after the book. The Director of the Outsiders movie is Francis Ford Coppola. The Outsiders is about Ponyboy who is a greaser and the struggles that they face. The Greasers are a gang that are not very rich and are very disliked by the public. The Greasers are the first to be blamed while the Soc’s are just as bad. The

  • Struggles In The Outsiders

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    Who struggles more in life the rich or poor? The book The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton is about two groups of teenagers the Greasers and the Socs and how they struggle in life. The two informational articles offer facts about how two groups of teenagers struggle in life because wealthy kids have money to pay bills and food as well as feel pressure from their parents’ about school while low income teenagers have to drop out of school to help their families by working to help pay the bills and buy food

  • The Outsiders Book Summary

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    S. E. Hinton wrote the story “The Outsiders” in 1967, then in 1986 Francis Coppola made a movie by the same title based off of S.E. Hinton’s book. In this short summary I will be examining how Francis Coppola interpreted the book. We will be looking at things that are the same, and things that are different. The stories take place in New York in the 1960’s. There are two types of people in the stories, Greasers and Soc’s. The Greasers are from the dirtier, poorer part of the town; while the Soc’s

  • Examples Of Prejudice In The Outsiders

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    The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples

  • Why The Outsiders Hate Ponyboy

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    In S. E. Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, the main character, Ponyboy, is forced to overcome many obstacles. His parents died, so he lives with his two older brothers, Darry and Sodapop. Darry is the oldest and pushes Ponyboy to excel in school, he also works two jobs to keep his brothers alive. Sodapop dropped out of high school and got a job at a gas station. His heart broke after the love of his life left town because she didn’t love him. Ponyboy is a part of a poor gang, along with his brothers

  • Symbolism In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton can be link to other forms of literature by symbolism and their meanings. The book can be connected to the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost. In the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, each line represents special symbolism in many places or characters of The Outsiders. In the first line of the poem “Nature’s first green is gold”there is more meaning than you think; the literal meaning is the start of the changing of seasons. But, there is another way to