Conflicts in The Outsiders In the book the Outsiders, Ponyboy faces many conflicts, some had carried more significance than others. The author of this novel is S.E. Hinton. The main characters of this novel are Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, and Darrel Curtis (Darry). The Outsiders is novel about the wars between the two social classes formally known as Socs (The higher class/richer people) and the Greasers (The lower class/poorer blue collar workers.) This novel however is told from the perspective of the Greasers, more specifically a young boy at the bottom of a small gang or family of greasers. In the novel The Outsiders the character Ponyboy experience multiple conflicts with his family, his friends, and the law. At home, Ponyboy is taken care of by essentially both of his big brothers, but, it is mostly his eldest brother Darry who is the authority figure in the house. Ponyboy believes that Darry works him too hard because he gets yelled at regularly. His second oldest brother, Sodapop, says that Darry only works him harder because he is trying to protect Pony. When Sodapop and Ponyboy are trying to fall asleep, but, start talking to each other Sodapop says, “Listen, kiddo, when Darry hollers at you...he don’t mean nothing’. He’s just got more worries than somebody his age ought to. Don’t take him serious...you dig, Pony? Don’t let him bug you. He’s really proud of you ‘cause you’re so brainy. It’s just because you’re the baby-I mean, he loves you a lot. Savvy? The
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In “The Outsiders”, the speaker of the novel is a fourteen year-old fellow named Ponyboy who is the narrator and the youngest member of the greasers. S.E. Hinton wrote the novel in the 1960s in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the time of class struggle in society. The novel was intended to relate to young teens and adults who have experienced the troubles and unfortunate situations in the story. The author is referring to the poor and their daily struggles. The author explains the harshness of the greaser’s life and shows empathy for them. The author tells the truth as it is and doesn’t blur the reality. The author wants the audience to understand the predicaments and relate to it. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is a fiction novel that represents social
In the novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, two social groups, the Socs and the Greasers, are rivals because of their different places in society. Throughout the novel, the main character Ponyboy Curtis’ feelings and attitude towards the Socs change. Ponyboy finally learns at the end of the novel that although a group of people may have a reputation, that reputation may not hold true to individuals.
In the book, The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis is part of the Greaser’s, a gang of boys who are in the lower class in 1965. Their arch rival, the Socs, are the more privileged, upper class boys from across town. Throughout the book, the two gang have many conflicts. Darry, Ponyboy’s oldest brother acts as a parent figure for him since both of his parents were killed in a car crash. Other member of the Greasers are Dally, Two-Bit, Steve, Sodapop, and Johnny. After getting in a fight with his brother, Ponyboy flees to the park where he runs into a group of Socs. The Socs attack Ponyboy and hold his head under the water in the fountain, trying to kill him. Ponyboy blacks out, and later wakes up to see on the Soc boys dead body next to him. Johnny then tells Ponyboy that he killed the boys because they were trying to kill Ponyboy. The boys are afraid, and desperately try to find Dally Winston, who gives them a gun and sends them to the abandoned church to hide. The two boys stay at the church for a while until they decide to go back into town. As they are leaving
The Outsiders display how adversity can help people find the real meaning of actions. Ponyboy thinks that Darry doesn’t care about him and believes he’s too strict as said in this passage “Me and Darry just don't dig each other. I could never please him… He never hollered at Sodapop, even when Soda dropped out of school or got tickets for speeding.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a novel about two neighborhoods separated because of classes in society. In these two neighborhoods, teenagers are separated into two different gangs, the lower-class Greasers and the upper-class Socs. Ponyboy, a greaser comes from a hard life. His parents died and he is left being raised by his older brother Darry. After both his brothers failed at accomplishing their dreams in life, Pony is left feeling like he will only be a greaser. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy realizes he has many traits making him have an outstanding future, such as his intelligence instincts and heroic skills.
Conflict could be stated as a ‘a solemn difference between two or more beliefs, ideas or interests.’ In general, it is a fairly indispensable part of our lives as well as shapes individuals into who they are, and due to the consequences that linger around conflicts , it affects the relationship they have built with others along with their opinions towards them. This is evident in the award-winning play written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. In which the two families , Capulet and Montague constantly compete each other, and in the midst of this heat, ‘a pair of star cross’d lovers’ strive for the sake of their short-lived love; as a result causing what is now known as ‘the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’. Correspondingly, in S.E
Ponyboy Curtis is the famous character in S.E Hinton's novel “The Outsiders”. Ponyboy Curtis is academically smart, enjoys reading books watching movies, daydreaming and watching sunsets. Since both his parents have passed away, Ponyboy is under the authority of his older brother Darry who is twenty years of age along with his other brother Sodapop who is seventeen. There are other people in Ponyboy's life that he cares about too.
In light of the comparative study between Growing Up Asian in Australia and a novel of choice, I have chosen The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton as my novel. The Outsiders is a classic dramatic novel that was first published in 1967 and was set in Oklahoma, USA. The novel is a coming-of-age story that focus around a gang of young boys called the greasers, and is narrated by Ponyboy Curtis, the main protagonist. The major conflicts that appeared in the novel were man vs man, man vs society and man vs self( internal conflict).
The book, and the movie, “the Outsiders” is about a conflict between greasers and socs. Up until the point where Johnny kills a soc, there are mostly only small fights and arguments between the two. The story “the Outsiders” takes place in the 1960’s, when there were two main lifestyles. Greasers and Socs. Greasers are known for greasing their hair. Socs are rich kids who have good clothes, drive mustangs, and always have an argument against the greasers. The main character in S. E. Hinton’s book “the Outsiders” is Ponyboy Curtis. He has two older brothers Darry and Soda. Pony is 14 years old and his best friend, Johnny, is 16 years old. S. E. Hinton wrote “the Outsiders” when she was 17 years old. Her book was published in 1967. The
The Outsiders is a novel written by Susan Eloise Hinton, also known as S.E Hinton. The setting of the story takes place in the 1960s. The Outsiders is written in first person view, by Ponyboy Curtis. The story revolves around the greasers and Socs. The Socs are the west side rich kids, they wrecked houses and “threw beer blasts for kicks”. While the Greasers were the east side kids, they “drove old souped-up cars, held up gas stations and had gang fights once in a while.” One of the conflicts the characters face is man vs man, which is because the greasers and Socs don’t get along, this is because they feel superior to each other. They both had different ways of lives, they did different things for fun, and they did not understand each other. This conflict was later resolved towards the end of the story when Ponyboy speaks to Randy about no longer fighting after Bob’s death.
There are many characters in the Outsiders book that found their identity in conflict. Bob is one of the characters in the Outsiders that found his identity in conflict. He didn’t have anything to find his identity in and the result of that was finding his identity in conflict and being in a gang. Randy found his identity in conflict and he also rose out of being a person who sought conflict in his everyday life. In the book, Randy participated in beating up Johnny, and certainly in fights with other Greasers.
What are conflicts everyone experiences? They could be horrible and terrifying. Or maybe extremely easy. The novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is about The Curtis brothers, Darrel ‘Darry’, Sodapop ‘Soda’, and Ponyboy ‘Pony’, Johnny and Dallas ‘Dally’. The Curtis brothers lose their parents in a car accident and Darry, The oldest, has to take care of his younger brothers, Soda and Pony. One night, after a drive in movie, Ponyboy and Johnny go to the lot. They both fall asleep and lose track of time. When Pony got home Darry yelled at him and then hurt him. Pony goes back to the lot to johnny and they go to the park. Some Socs come and try to kill Pony and beat Johnny for walking their girls home. Johnny kills Bob and they run to Dally for help. Dally sends them off to a church in Windrixville and they stay there for a week. Dally comes and visits them and Johnny soon comes up with that they need to turn themselves in so the go back to the church to get their stuff only to find the church on fire with some children trapped inside. Johnny and Pony go in to save the children. They successfully save the kids, but as they get out of the burning church, a support beam falls onto johnny’s back and breaks his back and gives him 3rd degree burns all over his body. Dally is burnt trying to put out a fire that had caught on Ponyboys clothes. Johnny, Dally, and Pony go to the hospital. Dally is hurt and Johnny is dying. Later on Johnny dies and Dally commits suicide by cop.
“ ‘I hate to leave you here by yourself Ponyboy,’ Darry said slowly. ‘Maybe I ought to take the day off.’ ‘I’ve stayed by my lonesome before. You can't afford a day off”’ (p. 122) This quote shows that Darry even if he had to work to make money he wanted so badly to stay with his brothers. He could have missed work, not get paid for that day, but he decided that his brothers needed him to make the money. This quote proves that Darry made the right decisions in his life even though there was
In Tulsa, Oklahoma the society is divided by Socials (High Class) otherwise known as Socs, Middle Class, and Greasers (Low Class). The Socs and Greasers always get in fights with each other because they cannot accept each other. The main character is Ponyboy. He is fourteen and a Greaser that faces his troubles with his group’s help. His best friend is Johnny. Everyone in the group loves Johnny because he keeps everyone together. Ponyboy lives with his two brothers. One of his brothers is Sodapop who is known as the good looking one. He is understanding and gets along with Ponyboy. Darry is “tuff” and smart. He always picks on Ponyboy. In Greaser language, there are two words that are tough they just mean different things. “Tough is the same as rough; tuff means cool, sharp.”
Are things tough all over? The book The Outsiders written by S. E. Hinton, translates prejudice leads to wrong conclusions, violence, and oppression by using strong characters, symbolism, and compelling events. The Outsiders is a book about and narrated by a fourteen year old, greaser named Ponyboy Curtis, who lives with his two brothers Sodapop and Darry after their parents that died in a car accident. This book takes the reader through the world of a teenage “hoodlum” written by a woman, from a young boy’s point of view. During a small brawl at the park one of the Soc gets killed by one of Ponyboy’s friends, Johnny. Which sends Ponyboy and Johnny into hiding.