People ask me who inspires me the most in the world and the ones that pop right into mind are my mother and Mrs. Napoli. Mama Naps is the only one who left a lasting impression in my life. She has done so much for other students including myself. She always goes out of her way to make sure her ‘kids’ are always flourishing. Mrs. Napoli, enhances higher levels of student achievements in her classroom in many different ways. In the beginning of my sophomore year, we had the chance to choose a book out of three selections she gave us. I chose “The Outsiders”, meanwhile in reading the book I got lost in the process. Napoli asked me several questions about the book and I had to answer them. If I didn't know the answer she would make me go back and reread a couple sections in the book and to look back at my study guides. She understood that I read a little slower than most students so being able to take the book home helped me out alot. At the end of reading the book I understood what the book was about because when I had to go back and reread because of Napoli, It allowed me to get a grip on what I was reading. Napoli had her creative ways on how she motivated us in …show more content…
She is like our other mother. Not only would she help us with things we weren't understanding but she was always tough on us as well. She treated us like we were her children. She never gave up on us no matter how irritated she got from us. She was tough on us because she saw great things in our futures. She saw how some of us were driven and whenever someone wanted to give up and walk away, she would look at them and tell them to sit down and keep giving their best because no child of hers was a quitter. In the end, that student was very happy with their accomplishments and proud of themselves because mama Napoli wouldn't let us walk away. I'm proud to call her the most amazing teacher but also a great
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In the story “The Outsiders”, there is a huge feud going on with the Socs and the Greasers. The Socs are known as the wealthy and snobby people of their town. The Greasers on the other hand, are the poor people of where they live. Because of the Soc and Greasers differences, they don’t get along so well. The relationship of the Greasers and Socs changes quite a bit throughout the story. At the beginning, it’s a harsh fighting relationship and towards the end of the books, it changes to a laid back relationship where they would still fight but not a lot.
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton follows the lives of two groups of young adult’s set in 1950’s America. The groups are the “Greasers” and the “Socs”. Greasers is a term used to class all the boys living on the East side, which was the poor side of the town they were mainly known for their long and greased hair. The rival gang, the Socs short for Socials, are "the jet set, the West-side rich kids," who are from upper-middle-class families. Ponyboy explains that the gangs are "just small bunches of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes" (pg 10). Ponyboy is a Greaser, a 14-year-old boy whose world has been turned upside down. His parents were killed in an automobile accident just eight months before The Outsiders story takes place. He lives with his oldest brother, Darry, who is 20 years old and has legal custody of him and his other brother, Sodapop. Society views greasers as dull but views soc's more hardworking as they get better grades. They are more favoured as they are better looking and are rich. Greasers aren’t respected by society, many of them have heroic qualities. This novel The Outsiders shows that all people have heroic qualities all it takes is a dramatic event. A hero is someone who helps those in need and does not expect people to applaud or reward them for it. Dally, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade are the three main Greasers and three unlikely heroes in the novel. They achieved this state by saving people's lives, help those in need, showing care and standing up for each other. These three greasers put their lives in front of others to save people.
It’s difficult to be a hero when you do some bad things to get there. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton there are two completely different sides of town in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Socs are the rich kids who drive expensive cars and wear expensive clothes and the Greasers are seen as a good-for-nothing person. They don’t have money and they don’t get whatever they want, they also have to work additionally hard to get to where they want to be in life. If you are considered a Greaser you are like a muffin and the Socs are the colorful cupcakes. Everybody would prefer a cupcake over a muffin. In this novel two boys were trying to protect themselves and they run into a problem while doing it so, they hit the road. I am going to tell you my opinion on whether or not Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade are heroes.
Humans need to feel a sense of acceptance and belonging; moreover, teens need to feel loved and valued by their families. If the family does not meet this need, they tend to attach themselves to another social group, usually to a group of friends. Unfortunately, without these close ties to their families, some teens will attach themselves to a group of delinquents and adopt a gang lifestyle. In her novel The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton illustrates how Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally’s dysfunctional family situations led them to attach themselves to the Greasers while demonstrating how these choices resulted in tragic consequences.
Have you ever felt like an outsider? S. E. Hinton wrote the book called “The Outsiders” Taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1960. (Doc A) She was still in high school when she wrote the book. The reason she wrote the book, because she was mad about the social situation that was happening in her school and every other school. The outsiders are people that are separated from their own groups or so called social groups. In “The Outsiders” they had the greasers, Socs, and other social groups that get together, but really who are the true outsiders?
An ‘outsider' is an individual who is ostracised by society. This notion is conveyed by the characters in S.E Hinton’s novel ‘The Outsiders”, featuring two rival groups - the Greasers and the Socials (Socs) - who are divided based on their socioeconomic status, and Kathryn Stockett’s novel ‘The Help’, which portrays the hardships of African-American maids as they try to survive in a White Man’s world. In Hinton’s novel, Darryl Curtis (Darry) and Johnny Cade—outcasts in their gang, The Greasers— and Stockett’s Minny Jackson and Skeeter Phelan—outcasts in their individual societies— perfectly exemplify the concept of an ‘outsider’.Through the portrayal of characters and tribulations they face, composers explore the irony of the 'outsider' paradigm
I think the second song is a better fit for The Outsiders rather than the first song, because has more details that relate to the book, such as “They laughing at us, yeah we know.” In this line they would be referring to the Socs. Also, “We might die,” meaning that the greasers might die just as Johnny and Dally did. Another line that relates to the story is “There’s plenty of people like me,” those people being the Greasers. The line saying “We need these folks,” is saying that the Greasers need johnny and Ponyboy when the gang is going to make stupid decision.
In conclusion I think everyone is a outsiders or think that they are outsiders but true outsides are the people that doesn't hang around the socs or the greasers. In my opinion I think that the socs and the greasers aren't because they fit in and they are in groups. In the beginning I said that I thought the true outsiders were Ponyboy, Cherry, the other people , and Johnny because they really never fit in anywhere they always thought different then the socs and the greasers and they liked different things than the socs and the greasers .So have you have felt liked a outsiders and who do think is the real outsiders ?
The Outsiders was a book that was written by S. E. Hinton, which was then transferred into a movie directed by Francis Ford Coppla. So the main question is, did Francis Ford Coppla did a good job in translating S. E. Hinton’s book to a movie? My answer would be yes, but only around some parts of the movie. Like the 1st chapter of the book when Ponyboy got ambushed and when some parts were changed, I would of liked it better if it were to stay the same. In comparison to the book, the movie had a little less character development
The book is a marvelous read for young adults all over the world. First of all, the book allows for visualization and imagination for scenes and characters. An example is imagining what it would be like to be jumped like Johnny. Likewise, Hinton’s writing style makes the story enjoyable to read. Hinton uses cliffhangers to get the reader to turn the page. Most importantly, the book goes into detail and is very descriptive. The characters get detailed descriptions in beginning of the book. For young adults The Outsiders is a splendid book to
S.E Hinton was born Susan Eloise Hinton on July 22, 1948. Hinton was born to Lillian and Grady Hinton. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is famous for her young adult literature, mainly “The Outsiders.” According to notablebiographies.com, “Often considered the most successful novelist for the junior high and high school audience, S. E. Hinton is credited with creating realistic young adult literature.” (Hinton 1)
Mother Teresa, although she was not hidden from the public eye, she was hidden from me until recently. Her ways I discovered were simple but simply perfect, and her words crept into my heart and made me feel her love even now. She lived a life of truth, I soon discovered, and one that I now yearn to have the strength to attempt to imitate. Her life was anything but ordinary and began with a small seed of love, but eventually flourished into the most beautiful and breathtaking love to behold.
In the introduction of the Outsiders written by Julia Eccleshare, the author explains that “unlike most stories about adolescence, this novel is not about the breakaway from restrictive parents. In fact, adults have been almost completely removed from the story. Far more interestingly, it is about how teenagers regard themselves and each other.” As a matter of fact, it is precisely how the novel begins. The story takes place in Oklahoma and relates the story of a small group of teenagers who live in a tough neighborhood without parents and very few adults. The main character of this novel is Ponyboy Curtis, he is a fourteen-year old boy, the youngest of his family and the first character introduced in the novel. Ponyboy’s story is told in
Over time, there have been several people who have influenced various aspects of my life, based on their personal characteristics, accomplishments, and values. I have been privileged to have had numerous teachers and professors who I respect for their patience and intelligence. There are artists that have inspired me by their natural talents and original creativity. I value many political leaders, who have inspired me by their contributions to society, and their ability to change our futures. Of all the people I have encountered in my life, the person I admire most is my father.