How were the lives of young people in the 1960s? S.E.Hinton, a twentieth century author wrote many books about youth. In her novel, The Outsiders, S.E.Hinton introduced the theme of conflict between the young teenagers. During S.E.Hinton 's life, she experienced major changes in American lifestyle. After World War II, weekly income went up for families. "With more money inevitably came a certain degree of independence - less parental support was needed for socializing and purchasing" ("Overview"
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose highlight advantages and disadvantages of universal themes in their novels. Both novels portray how ‘we are a product of the society in which we grow up.’ Through both novels we see the vulnerability of certain characters through their external pressures and internal motivations and how these desires are pinnacle to themselves and to those around. Characters in both novels portray the consequences and repercussions of stereotypical
Social Class and Identity The disparity between the social classes in The Outsiders is one of the central themes and the driving force of the plot. Hinton sought to depict teen life in a more accurate light as she saw it occur from day to day (“S. E. Hinton Biography,” 2014). Class distinction is the issue that incites the conflict in the novel, and that conflict causes much of the action. Hinton’s fourteen-year-old narrator and his gang are locked in a battle with their rival, the Socials (socs)
Jayda Janway Mrs. Luman English II October of 2017 S. E. Hinton: One of the most successful authors from Oklahoma. This is where Susan Eloise Hinton’s story begins. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 22, 1948 to Lilian and Grady P. Hinton. The author grew up in Tulsa as well, beginning to kick off her writing career during the year of 1967 when her first book came out, titled “The Outsiders”. She was inspired at a young age, 17 to be exact, and began being called ‘The Voice of The Youth’.
Analysis of Disenfranchisement in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Survival instincts allow individuals to persevere during times of hardship and struggle. Unfortunately, many families in America are struggling lower-middle class or live in poverty. It’s nice to think a person can easily go from being dirt poor to filthy rich, but it doesn’t usually work that way. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton depicts the hardships and struggles experienced by two rival gangs, “The Greasers” from the lower middle
The Outsiders literary analysis 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”
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
life and who all have their problems. The book The Outsiders written by, S. E. Hinton, is based on a true story and how two different social groups interact. The wealthier, classier group with Mustangs and Madras shirts are called the “Socs.” The less wealthier, greasy, slicked-back hair group are called “Greasers.” Both groups are stereotyped by society. Greasers are prone to crime and Socs are spoiled and can’t do anything wrong. The Outsiders has multiple themes, one is that loyalty between people
life and who all have their problems. The book The Outsiders written by, S. E. Hinton, is based on a true story and how two different social groups interact. The wealthier, classier group with Mustangs and madras shirts are called the “Socs.” The less wealthier, greasy, slicked-back hair group are called “Greasers.” Both groups are stereotyped by society. Greasers are prone to crime and Socs are spoiled and can’t do anything wrong. The Outsiders has multiple themes, one is that loyalty between people
ON THE OUTSIDERS. The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, has a lot of characteristics of young adult literature. The characteristics of young adult literature can be used for the novel to make us understand it in a better way. The story is narrated in the first person by a fourteen year old member of the Greasers group, a boy called Ponyboy Curtis, who gives a personal description of the events. “WHEN I STEPPED OUT”. ( The Outsiders, page 3). Ponyboy speculates about the ambitions and characters of his