Literary Analysis : ' The Outsiders '

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Gina Cabano Eng-150 Whetstine Literary Analysis 05/04/15 Inside The Outsiders The Outsiders, a coming-of-age novel, written by S.E. Hinton who was a teenager at the time of writing is firmly based upon groups of teenagers divided amongst their social classes. The novel takes on the rival battles of the Socials and the Greasers. Susan Eloise Hinton as known as, S.E. Hinton was born July 22, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She had grown up as a voluntary tom boy in love with horses. Susan could not write or even type to use her typewriter to write a letter. She had learned to write and taught herself to type in the sixth grade. Susan enjoyed reading but was not satisfied with the literature that was being written for young readers. So she began writing her own stories, focusing mainly on horses from a male child’s point of view. Along with her passionate love for horses, Hinton also had an undying passion for reading books. “I started reading about the same time everyone else did. . .” expressed Hinton whom once wrote in the Fourth Book of Junior Authors. Hinton told that a major influence on her writing was her reading. She stated that she read everything including Comet cans and coffee labels, she began to write a short time after. Hinton was around the age of fifteen and a half when she started writing The Outsiders, becoming a junior while attending Will Rogers’s high school in Tulsa. She became influenced by her peers and began writing and rewriting which took a year and a

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