Literary Analysis Of The Outsiders

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The Outsiders Literary Analysis Are things really rough all over? S.E. Hinton shows in her young adult novel The Outsiders that people's prejudice leads to violence and oppression. S.E. Hinton shows this through events that take place and the characters such as Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally and others. In the book The Outsiders, Ponyboy lives with his two brothers Sodapop and Darry. His parents died when he was young. Ponyboy enjoys reading and going to see movies. He was walking back from the movies and got jumped. Johnny has also been jumped in the past. Hinton shows the theme that, prejudice leads to wrong conclusions, violence and oppression. through the characters, plot events, symbols and theme of The Outsiders The definition of theme is the message the author conveys to reader. The theme is that there is prejudice between the gangs, like the rumble in the end of the book. Randy says this when he and Ponyboy are talking in the car “Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs. …”(pg.117) This quote is showing that you are who you are, and there is not much you can do to change it. Another quote from The Outsiders is “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold. …” (pg.148) Johnny says this when he is sick and dying in the hospital in chapter nine. When Johnny says this he is referring to the poem “Nothing gold can stay” by Robert Frost. Johnny is saying nothing good can stay forever. The definition of symbolism is a figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has

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