The Outsiders Essays

  • The Outsiders

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    In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the premise of The Outsiders is of a power struggle between two social classes, the Greasers and the Socs. This fictional book focuses on hot-button issues of that time period through the journey of Ponyboy and how he navigated through these times. The aftermath and effects of tensions in the group and when said tensions boiled over in the two groups were also shown. The three topics addressed in the down-to-earth novel are rich versus poor, the

  • Outcasts In The Outsider

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    An outsider. Someone who is excluded from society due to their social status, ethnicity or appearance. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (TPOBAW) by Stephen Chbosky explore the idea of outsiders within their novels. In The Outsiders, outsiders are portrayed by the greasers, a lower class gang. In TPOBAW, the main character, Charlie and his later friends are outcasts because of their social status. Some of the reasons they are outcasted is because of social status, personality

  • 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

  • Reflection On The Outsiders

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    their characteristics when really that should bring them closer together. In this classic novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, take a look as hatred from differences unravels in a compelling and mischievous way. Reading this book is like falling into a tunnel of excitement the deeper you get the better and more hectic it gets. My theme is hatred from differences and it contributes to The Outsiders because there are a lot of signs of the greaser going to war with the Socs due to hatred. My theme

  • Essay On The Outsiders

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    Examining “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton Have you ever been 14 and feel like you didn’t fit in? Well, I’m working on the 14 part, but feeling like you fit in or belong is tough at any age. This is a realistic fictional novel told through the eyes of Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy living in Oklahoma during the 60’s. Even though “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is not a new book, the themes of social class, loyalty and the power of choices make this story a classic with much to offer today’s

  • Who Is The Outsiders: Helpful Or Harmful In The Outsiders?

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    In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would

  • The Outsiders Background

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    who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her writing career started when she was at the young age of seventeen years old, when her first book, “The Outsiders” was published. S.E. Hinton knew she wanted to become a writer at a very young age. She wanted to write a book that was real and represented what many teenagers had to deal with in the 1960’s. Even though “The Outsiders” was published in 1967, it is still relevant today. S.E. Hinton has many more award-winning books and is happily living on a ranch in Tulsa

  • Conformity In The Outsiders

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    hard for them and they want conformity, so they go back to their old selves. According to the article, “Teen Gangstas”, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, the plight of Ponyboy Curtis, the protagonist from S.E. Hinton’s classic young adult novel, The Outsiders, will end tragically unless he adopts a pet in which he grows and bond and cares for. Ponyboy has a very tragic plight, filled with violence and confusion. Ponyboy is mixed up at the church and cries to Johnny, “I’m just mixed up” (73). When Ponyboy

  • Theme For The Outsiders

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    The theme of The Outsiders is that money shouldn 't separate people. The three following quotes prove that my theme is the supreme ruler of all the themes. However before we get into the main theme of the book let 's give a breaf overview of the book, okay the main character is a 14 year old greaser named Ponyboy he lives with his to brothers Soda and Darry, Darry works two full time jobs and soda dropped out of school to work at a gas station to help support his family. Also it important to know

  • Greasers In The Outsiders

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    The book “The Outsiders” has two rival gangs the Socs and Greasers, the rich and the poor. And how they are different than how society perceives them as. The Socs are shown in societies eye’s as law abiding, town heroes are actually just rich hoods who, find enjoyment in ganging up on Greasers and causing mischief. The greasy hoodlums known as Greasers are poor, young heroes in disguise that have feelings. They live in rundown neighbourhoods with a lacking education. Society views Greasers as low

  • Hardship In The Outsiders

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    other people think. Everyone acquires hardships in life and it’s how you handle them that determines who you are as a person. Johnny killed a drunk soc named Bob after him and a few friends jumped Ponyboy and Johnny. Johnny states in the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, “ ‘I killed him,’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy.’ (p. 56)”. He also stated, “ ‘... they were drowning

  • Sunrise In The Outsiders

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    world has moved on, and the sun’s daylight is blindingly bright, yet dull compared with the incomprehensible beauty of what was there before. As beautiful as the sunrise is, it can not last forever. In S.E. Hinton’s realistic fiction novel The Outsiders, the Greasers have to live through loss of their families, friends, and the things they love the most. But they always will have the memories of those

  • Conflict In The Outsiders

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    The Outsiders, written by the brilliant author S.E.Hinton is about the conflict between two rival gangs, the greasers, and the Socs. The main protagonist, Ponyboy is a greaser, who is portrayed as poor and distinguished by their greasy hair. Whereas the Socs is portrayed as rich and distinguished by their rich clothes and cars. The interesting part, however, is that Cherry Valance, a soc, described the Socs to be emotionless and apathetic, which led them to use violence to express their feelings

  • Loyalty In The Outsiders

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    The novel Outsiders is written by S.E. Hinton. The novel is written about a young boy named ‘Ponyboy’ and in the area that he grew up in there was a gang called the ‘greasers’. In the novel ‘Ponyboy’ demonstrates loyalty in the way that the author constructs his actions towards his friends and the ‘greasers’. As a result of this, readers understand that loyalty is not only found in family members but also the people you treat as family, the sort of people that deserve loyalty. Hinton shows Ponyboy’s

  • Analysis Of The Outsiders

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    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. He then gets

  • Groups In The Outsiders

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    Have you ever thought about all the gangs, groups, or cliques there are in your school? Well they 're everywhere. In the book Outsiders, there are two main groups and they are totally different from each other and the rest. These two groups absolutely hate each other, and somehow they haven 't killed each other yet. The greasers are on their own a lot and aren 't as fortunate as the other groups. They are also the troublemakers. This gang is a tight gang, they fight for each other and protect each

  • Identity In The Outsiders

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    Individuals regularly ceaselessly judge individuals without genuinely understanding their experience. Everybody does that unknowingly. By simply taking a gander at a man, individuals expect as opposed to know the individual's identity. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy and the Greasers posse live in the poor piece of town, also called the East Side. They are confronted with numerous battles every day particularly in light of the fact that they are Greasers, yet their number one issue was

  • Hardships In The Outsiders

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    soil with a strong mixture of troubles” Everyone goes through hardships, no matter how hard things get or no matter how many challenging things you face, overcoming them is what teaches you and makes you stronger. Ponyboy, The protagonist in The Outsiders, faces some very tough things, but they end up greatly impacting him later on. Throughout the novel, S.E Hinton suggests that everyone has their own problems, but they are what make you more powerful and smarter. As Ponyboy mindlessly runs away

  • Parenting In The Outsiders

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    Making a difficult decision can affect a person’s life entirely. It could affect them immensely in their life, and in the future. In the book “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy’s brother Darry, becomes his new guardian after their parents die in a tragic accident. Darry, who is hard, firm and never grins at all, has a different idea of what good parenting is when it comes to Ponyboy. Many people believe, that Ponyboy, should go to the system, because his brother Darry has risked and has influenced

  • Tyranny In The Outsiders

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    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about the main character, Ponyboy Curtis, who struggles through life and faces reality. There are two groups in this novel the Greasers— the lowest rank in the social class and the Socials— highest rank in the social class. Darry and Sodapop Curtis are Ponyboy's older brothers who, along with being greasers, are adjusting to life on their own after the death of their parents. Darry steps into the responsibility of guardianship, forfeiting college and working to