Analysis Of The Book ' The Outsiders '

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The Outsiders by S.E.Hilton is one of the most well-known books of all time. S.E. Hilton was born in July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She wrote the book, when she was fifteen, and it was published during a first year in college at the University of Tulsa (Hinton). The book made a huge impact. The book sold more than 14 million copies, and it’s the number one selling young adult book in history (Hinton). She would become really popular, and she would be would be known as “The Voice of the Youth.” The book is about two gangs the Socs and the Greasers that have a different lifestyle. The main character Ponyboy would have his life change forever, when something big will happen. The 1960s made an impact to The Outsiders. The book have historical background, social context and numerous cultural context. First of all, the book was released in 1967. The 1960s was the year of Rebellious. There was The Vietnam War, Cold War and John F Kennedy assassination. During the Vietnam War, it was war between the North and the South. The United States would enter the war because they wanted to end communism from spreading (“Vietnam War”). It would cause a lot of problems. Teenagers and adults would protest and be rebellious about the war. They didn’t want the US troops to enter the war. It was one of the biggest news in the 1960s. The United States would lose more than 47,000 that was killed in action, 10,000 are missing in actions, and 150,000 that are hurt real badly during the war
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