S. E. Hinton Essays

  • The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    written by S. E. Hinton is a very enjoyable book, with lovable characters, an exciting plot, and detailed settings. It is so good that it was made into a movie, which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The basic plot of the story is between the greasers, who are the poor, rough guys who wear worn-down clothes and hang out in gangs, and the Socs, who are the rich, polished kids that wear really nice clothes. The Socs throw beer blasts and think they are better than the greasers (Hinton). It is the

  • 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 Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    Kejdi Mucaj 8-3 A Different Side In the 1960s novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, there is an on-going war between two gangs named the Socials, or the Socs, and the greasers. The Socials live on the west side of the town and the greasers live on the east, however, that is not the only difference between the two gangs. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is the wealth disparity. The Socials are in the upper class and the greasers are in the lower class. Throughout

  • The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    S.E Hinton wrote the famous coming-of-age novel The Outsiders in which the perspective character Ponyboy Curtis lives in a world where there are greasers and socs. Ponyboy and the gang are like brothers, one night Johnny and Ponyboy get into some trouble with the socs. This interaction changed all of the gang members.. Dallas Winston was a juvenile delinquent who was very proud of his body length long criminal record. Often bragged about his records and how he was good at fighting and getting into

  • The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton tells the story of Ponyboy, a member of the gang known as “The Greasers”. In the book, Ponyboy faces many challenges and conflicts, both in his own gang, the greasers, and with the enemy gang, the "Socs." Even with the problems he faces, Ponyboy consistently shows bravery and loyalty in the book, showing that these qualities can overcome very difficult challenges. An example of Ponyboy's loyalty, which is also a recurring theme in the book, is his relationship

  • S. E. Hintons Changes In The Outsiders

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    In the book “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton the character Sodapop changed for the better in the final chapters of the book. He changed by telling his brothers that they need to recognize that he has feelings and doesn’t always want to be in the middle of their fights anymore. In the beginning of the book we see very early that Soda is the one that is keeping Darry and Ponyboy together, this is shown on page 17 it states, “Listen, kiddo, when Darry hollers at you . . . he don’t mean nothin’. He’s

  • The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the author discusses a conflict between two groups of students. The point of climax in the story is when Johnny, the Greaser, stabs Bob, the Soc. On the night of the murder, Ponyboy and Johnny had ran away from home because Ponyboy had got into an argument with his brother Darry. Ponyboy ran to Johnny and told Johnny that he wanted to run away. They headed down to a park and the saw a group of Socs heading their way. The Socs decided to mess around with

  • Stereotypes In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    S. E. Hinton started to write her book The Outsiders when she was 14 years old in the 1960s. The novel takes place in Tulsa Oklahoma during the 1960s and focus around a teenager named Ponyboy Curtis. Tulsa is split in two parts where on one side the rich people live and the call them the Socs. On the other side all the poor people live and they are called the Greasers. Pony boy is a greaser and he lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry because his parents died. In the book the Socs and

  • Stereotypes In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    When everyone stereotypes you as one way, isn’t it easier to turn into what is expected of you? The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is about a fight between the street rat Greasers and the filthy rich Socials. This story takes place in a city in Oklahoma. In the middle of all the fighting, a young boy by the name of Ponyboy Curtis lives with his two brothers. Ponyboy is the protagonist of the story and tells the story through his eyes. Ponyboy is a Greaser, but he’s not like the other boys in the gang

  • Impermanence In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    We do not realize how much someone else can affect our own life, and Ponyboy is about to find out. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a coming-of-age novel where the 13 year old main character Ponyboy Curtis runs away with his best friend Johnny. Ponyboy experiences a lot of death and impermanence in this story. From his parents, to his enemies, to his best friends. He is forced to let all these people go. Let go of the memories, and the friendships, and the good times. Impermanence is an important

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

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    do you identify yourself? You might answer “as a potato” but some might that they are influenced by others or are very individual. In the novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, many characters identify themselves in specific ways and these identities are very important to the story. This novel takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the 1960’s. The main characters of the book are Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old Greaser, 16 , and year old Johnny Cade, who is also a Greaser, Ponyboy’s older brothers, Soda and

  • 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

  • Hate And Violence In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    S.E. Hinton uses the conflicts between two rival gangs during her high school year as an influence to write The Outsiders. Through the problems they face, Hinton was able to show how both gang groups are very different yet slightly similar. Their differences lead to hate and violence. Without their conflicts, the members go their own separate way. S.E. Hinton grew up living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reading and writing became her pastime since there were few activities for girls in Oklahoma. She wanted

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

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    “When [Ponyboy] stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, [he] had only two things on [his] mind: Paul Newman and a ride home…” (Hinton 180). The author, S. E. Hinton, begins and ends “The Outsiders”, with this single sentence to show how the character, Ponyboy, had developed and matured throughout the events that occurred during the story. Ponyboy faces many types of conflict throughout the story, such as nature vs. self, person vs. society, and person vs. person

  • Stereotypes In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Outsiders Most kids go to their parents with problems, but what if a child did not have a parent to provide support? These unfortunate children suffer from not having the power to make decisions, Ponyboy, the main character in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton does not have a father or mother to go to, he just has his two brothers and his greaser gang. The greaser's stereotype hinders Ponyboy from changing into his true identity and having an education but he eventually overcomes the stereotype by having

  • Analysis Of The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    S.E. Hinton is known for astounding everyone with her book The Outsiders which she wrote when she was 15 years old and was still in high school. Michael Malone’s critical essay, tough puppies, gives the reader a good understanding of what happened in Hinton’s life which helped her to become one of the most successful authors for teenagers. In the article, it explains how Hinton’s personal life and ability to relate it to her books helped her to revolutionize modern teenage literature. Malone provides

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

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    In S.E. Hinton's book, The Outsiders, many things and people change, but the most noticeable change was in Johnny Cade. Johnny had always been the quiet one, sitting back and doing whatever the others told him, but by the end of the book, everything had changed for him: who he was, what his situation was, and the confidence he had grew to enormous heights. This was a key part of the book because without these drastic changes in Johnny, the book would have stopped on chapter two. At first, Johnny

  • Violence In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    In the story The Outsiders, a young adult realistic fiction, by S.E Hinton, a big central problem is “You can solve things nonviolently so no one gets hurt.” Scars after scars, bruises after bruises, fights after fights. The boys in the outsiders known as The Greasers,” are a gang of kids from East Tusla, Oklahoma. Night after night the Socs and the Greasers meetup for a “rumble.” A rumble is a big massive conjoined fight. The first reason I think the Greasers are too violent is because near the

  • Honor In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Is there distinction among the rebellious? As a matter of fact, honor among the Greasers in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is shown in various ways. The Greasers have a tough and hard life due to their rival gang, the Socs. Nevertheless, they stick up for each other and sacrifice themselves for one another. When one of them is in danger, they form into one and defeat the problem. Although the Greasers are hoodlums, they are still righteous because they are courageous during times of danger

  • Johnny In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    “Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save life” (The Fray). In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton the greasers experience some heartache and pain from losing a few friends. The greasers were all like family, so it was very hard on them. Losing one in particularly special greaser, Johnny, was saddening and hard on a lot of the members of the group. Surely almost all of the group members wish Johnny