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Importance Of Books In The Outsiders

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Books can be compelling to society, due to the powerful messages they show and their relevance towards real life. Many fiction authors have the ability to produce well-written books that are enduring and purposeful regardless of when they are written. The Outsiders novel is still relevant 50 years on. S.E. Hinton created a novel that would be relevant and meaningful for the present and future generations. The Outsiders is still relevant because it celebrates uniqueness, teaches society about social classes, and high schoolers can relate to the critical issues in the book that are apart of adolescence and maturation. S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ is relevant Fifty years on because it compels its readers to understand the human condition.
Everybody in the world is different in some way. The Outsiders is still relevant as it celebrates uniqueness. All of the characters in the novel are one of a kind. Nobody has the same physical appearance or personality traits. The Socs and Greasers be their selves and do not try to copy each other, which makes them unique. (Appendix 2). One of the characters, Pony boy, is good at anything. “I’m supposed to be smart; I make good grades and have a high IQ and everything, but I don’t use my head.” (pg. 4). Ponyboy Curtis is a super talented person. He gets straight A’s at school, excels at sport and art. Unlike, Darry and Sodapop who have dropped out of high school or college. Pony’s interests and abilities separate him from his family and other
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