Have you ever read a very hard hitting and the phenomenal story about rival gangs and the effect it has on the lives of the people and the society. In The Outsiders, is a story of 14-year-old Ponyboy Curtis and his two older brothers, Soda and Darry. The boys are orphans and struggle to stick together in their lower-class neighborhood, known as the East Side. They and their friends are part of a gang of tough street boys called the Greasers. Even though other people might think you're unimportant and below them. You will always have your friends and family. In The Outsiders, we see the idea of the difference in the society based on the economic level of the characters, honor among the lawless and violence among the youth.
Criss Jami once stated, “When I look at a person, I see a person-not a rank, not a class, not a title.” In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis and his gang are Greaser’s, meaning they have little to no money. As the text progresses, Ponyboy is getting judged because of his social class. Ponyboy is having a hard time fitting in with the people around him. One theme evident in The Outsiders is, you should never think you are better than anyone because of your social class.
“The Outsiders” identifies the 60’s, illustrating the violence between groups, often involving a group’s social class. For instance, the violent tensions between the Socs and Greasers lead to Bob’s death, Johnny’s death, as well as many injuries throughout both gangs. The book “The Outsiders” is written by S.E. Hinton and is portrayed through the eyes of a high school student in Tulsa, OK where S.E. Hinton grew up. Hinton began writing “The Outsiders” in 1965 at the age of 17 and the book was finally published in 1967 when she was 19. The difference in perspective upon the society and social class creates issues throughout “The Outsiders” and since the Socs and Greasers assume the problems will be solved with violence, they take action.
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Like you were an outcast in your society. That you didn’t fit in with anyone in the group or even your society. In the outsiders it shows how some people just don’t fit in with a crowd. The novel is The Outsiders and the author is S.E Hinton. Even 50 years after it’s release the outsiders theme of the society/class and violences are still uncannily similar in our modern society.
Social divide represents unfairness. However, social divide still brings some benefits. Merely, we do not realize it. But, we can not deny the fact that social divide has its advantages to benefit our mental or physical ways. In the outsiders, there is an obvious social divide. Although the social divide brings about some negative conflicts in the story, it is not completely bad because it strength the relationship between the greasers, it let the characters in the story become mature and it makes all the characters in the story stay gold and keep the positive mood and be hopeful.
Social novelS.E. Hinton’s realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma- where people are socially divided. Ponyboy, the youngest child and main character, is treated like a baby by his brothers. He and his friends are part of a gang. They call themselves “Greasers.” Greasers are and of un-wealthy people. The “Socs” are the wealthiest people. Both Greasers and Socs discriminate and jump or beat each other. Ponyboy is considered and even considers himself different from other greasers. Unlike other Greasers, Ponyboy is smart academically, has an interest in reading, and loves to watch movies. One day, Pony was strolling his way home from the movies, and the Socs follow him and beat him. From that moment, problems for the Greasers and Socs start escalating. While some believe S.E. Hinton’s coming of age story theme is brotherhood, I argue that the central theme is about social division. This is supported by S.E. Hinton’s use of dialogue, repetition, and figurative language.From the beginning of The Outsiders, social division have been shown through dialogue. For instance, “...but I am a Greaser,” (Hinton 3.) Ponyboy is aware that he is part of a different social class, he even classifies himself as a Greaser. The whole gang of Greasers gets discriminated. Another example is, Hinton’s use of dialogue to stow social division is when Pony says his goodbyes to Cherry, “’ I mean...if I see you at school or someplace and don’t say hi, it’s not personal
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is about Socs and greasers differences in life and society. Socs had a better life than the greasers. The problem was that they didn’t get along, they would have rumbles such as fights. It directly affected them because Socs lived in the West side and the greasers lived in the East side. The fact that Socs had cool cars and nicer clothes and the greasers had greasy hair and worn out clothes. The only way that the Socs and greasers could be truly happy in their relationship was not fighting and get along with each other. Until this happened, the setting drove the relationship between socs and greasers because their life and society were different it controlled them in a different way.
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.
The 1967 novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is about the social outcasts; the Greasers and their rivalry against the high class Socs. In the beginning of the book the characters values and attitudes are revealed to the reader through the point of view of Ponyboy. As the book progresses and the lives of the characters take a turn for the worse there is a significant impact on the characters resulting in an alteration of their values and attitudes. Ponyboy, Dally and Johnny experience these changes due to the death of Bob the Soc and the chain of events that follow.
No matter where you go in the world people are divided. They can be divided by their wealth or state of living these are social classes. In the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton social classes a very apparent the rich and the poor. In The Outsiders, social classes create a divide in the community. The isolation of these two groups lead to the tension and violence that is seen in the book.
The Outsiders is a novel written by Susan Eloise Hinton, also known as S.E Hinton. The setting of the story takes place in the 1960s. The Outsiders is written in first person view, by Ponyboy Curtis. The story revolves around the greasers and Socs. The Socs are the west side rich kids, they wrecked houses and “threw beer blasts for kicks”. While the Greasers were the east side kids, they “drove old souped-up cars, held up gas stations and had gang fights once in a while.” One of the conflicts the characters face is man vs man, which is because the greasers and Socs don’t get along, this is because they feel superior to each other. They both had different ways of lives, they did different things for fun, and they did not understand each other. This conflict was later resolved towards the end of the story when Ponyboy speaks to Randy about no longer fighting after Bob’s death.
The book, and the movie, “the Outsiders” is about a conflict between greasers and socs. Up until the point where Johnny kills a soc, there are mostly only small fights and arguments between the two. The story “the Outsiders” takes place in the 1960’s, when there were two main lifestyles. Greasers and Socs. Greasers are known for greasing their hair. Socs are rich kids who have good clothes, drive mustangs, and always have an argument against the greasers. The main character in S. E. Hinton’s book “the Outsiders” is Ponyboy Curtis. He has two older brothers Darry and Soda. Pony is 14 years old and his best friend, Johnny, is 16 years old. S. E. Hinton wrote “the Outsiders” when she was 17 years old. Her book was published in 1967. The
In the book the Outsiders, Ponyboy faces many conflicts, some had carried more significance than others. The author of this novel is S.E. Hinton. The main characters of this novel are Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, and Darrel Curtis (Darry). The Outsiders is novel about the wars between the two social classes formally known as Socs (The higher class/richer people) and the Greasers (The lower class/poorer blue collar workers.) This novel however is told from the perspective of the Greasers, more specifically a young boy at the bottom of a small gang or family of greasers. In the novel The Outsiders the character Ponyboy experience multiple conflicts with his family, his friends, and the law.
In “The Outsiders”, the speaker of the novel is a fourteen year-old fellow named Ponyboy who is the narrator and the youngest member of the greasers. S.E. Hinton wrote the novel in the 1960s in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the time of class struggle in society. The novel was intended to relate to young teens and adults who have experienced the troubles and unfortunate situations in the story. The author is referring to the poor and their daily struggles. The author explains the harshness of the greaser’s life and shows empathy for them. The author tells the truth as it is and doesn’t blur the reality. The author wants the audience to understand the predicaments and relate to it. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is a fiction novel that represents social
The Outsiders is a young adult novel written by S.E. Hinton. The book was first published in 1967 by The Viking Press. Today, the book is published under Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group. The book has a total of a hundred and eighty pages. The Outsiders fits in the genre of young-adult fiction because it relates to teens on emotional levels. Like Ponyboy, the teen protagonist of the story, teens relate to his emotional growth as he tries to piece his life together. The story follows a rivalry in a socially divided community. The Greasers are a gang of teenage boys who live on the east side of town; the wrong side of town. Their rivals, the Socials, better known as the Socs; come from the wealthier side of town. The two groups are always head to head with one another, seeking a fight. Ponyboy belongs to the Greasers. He is the youngest out of the three brothers in his family. Apart from his brothers, Ponyboy hangs out with Johnny, Dallas, Two-Bit and others who are also Greasers. The rivalry between the two groups heightens when Johnny kills Bob, a Soc, in an attempt to save Ponyboy from drowning. In this book report, I will go through the meaning of this book and my opinion on the story itself.