Analysis Of The Outsiders

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What is the author 's argument? S. E. Hinton’s argument is given from the perspective of a 14 year old Greaser named Pony boy Curtis who is being raised by his older brothers Darrel and Soda pop. The theme of the Outsiders is no matter what side you may grow up on whether you are a Greaser or a Socs, that you all can still have the same problems, see the same solutions, and dream the same dreams. You are also able to see how his character grows up and matures during the various interactions throughout this book. The two gangs in the book are the Greasers and the Socs (socials) and honestly, even after reading the book the only reason they didn’t like each other is they both had assumptions about each other that really weren’t correct.…show more content…
During their conversation he spoke of how nice a person Bob Sheldon was and that the image he portrayed was due to his parents. Randy went on to say that Bob drank and got into trouble because he wanted his parents to tell him how bad he was, and everything he was doing was wrong. Instead, they blamed themselves for the cause of his problems and this caused Bob to drink heavily and get into more trouble. This behavior would eventually lead to why he lost his life earlier in the story. Randy also opened up about how he was tired of living in the image of a Socs and he was going to leave and not attend the final rumble between their two gangs. Pony boy was able to relate to him in many different ways. Once again the reader would come to the conclusion that these characters were so alike and felt the same way and carried the same concerns. Is the information convincingly supportive of the argument? The interactions between several of these main characters provided more than sufficient support to the argument presented by S. E. Hinton. I think what made this book worth reading is that it was written from the perspective of a teenager and easily understandable to any

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