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Book Report On The Outsiders

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The book that I chose was “ The Outsiders”, because is a classic book and its fiction. The author is Susan E. Hington; she wrote the book when she was 16 years old in the 1950´s. The book was one of the best sellers books it was published in 1967 and it won a lot of awards for example the New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Books List, 1967, they made movies about it and plays in schools about it, now the book is still being sold as a young adults book .
The story is about a gang in Oklahoma and its told by Ponyboy Curtis, the main character. Ponyboy is a 14-year-old boy who lives with Sodapop and Darry who are Ponyboy´s older brothers; other characters are Johnny a quiet kid who gets beat up by his father, and Dallas a wild New Yorker who hates the authority. They’re all part of the gang. There all like brothers, they trust each other and stand up for each other. The story also talks about two different social
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There are a lot of themes in this story, but I think the one that stands out the most is that you should not judge a book by its cover and to love one another because at the end were all the same. As the book said “ The only thing we can do, is to learn to understand each other… Because in the end, the Greasers will still be Greasers and the Socs will still be Socs.” I really like that phrase because even though its not that long it still gives a big meaning. A lot of things had a lot of meaning to it but the main symbols are for example the sunset, the sunset is a symbol of hope for Johnny and Ponyboy when they had ran away. It also symbolizes the socs and the greasers as one. I think another symbol is Bob`s ring, I think it symbolizes his money and power over the greasers. Having greased back hair means you’re a greaser and greasers even though their not rich in money, their rich in loyal friendship and their not afraid of what people say or think because there not afraid of
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