The story The Outsiders By S.E Hinton is said to be “timeless” because kids can relate to the characters and themes of the story. In my opinion the story The Outsiders is not timeless because kids these days can’t relate to the characters in the story The Outsiders. Kids today aren’t riding in rodeos, roll drunks, jump smaller kids, walk to a stranger's house, or get in a stranger’s car, also they get arrested at the age of 10. Saying the statement “The Outsiders is a “timeless” book “ is an invalid statement. So, Kids today often don’t relate to The Outsiders anymore in many ways.
The book “the Outsiders” (S.E. Hinton) is based on the story of two gangs the Greasers and the Socs. These two groups of individuals have conflicts. the Greasers are the East side working class people. The Socs are the West side rich kids. they drive around in a blue mustang, they “jump” the greasers and injure them purely because they are lesser than the Socs. The Greasers are a interesting bunch of individuals. the story is based from their perspective. They aren’t rich but they get by, they steal they fight they smoke but they aren’t bad guys.
The Outsiders identified the 60’s, often there would be violence between groups and often involving a group’s social class. For instance, the tensions between the Socs and Greasers is violent, and this will 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 they assume the problems will be solved with violence,
The movie, The Outsiders, starts with the Curtis parents on their weekly, Saturday evening drive to the baking store to buy some ingredients for their boys’ favorite Sunday morning, breakfast treat: chocolate cake. The Curtis boys love their chocolate cake for Sunday breakfast not only because they love it, but also because they appreciate how hard their parents have to work to save the monies necessary for the morsels that put smiles on their faces!
A hero is someone who is admired for his/her courage and his/her need to help others. Some examples of heroes are Spiderman, Superman, Ironman, Superwoman, and Batman. However, the real heroes are strangers that risk their lives to help others. The book, The Outsiders, shows several heroes that sacrifice their own safety for the greater good. This book centers around the gang, greasers, and the feud between the greasers and Socs. Three characters that show enormous courage and save multiple lives are Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally. In S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, Johnny, Ponyboy, Dally emerge as heroes because they all risk their lives for another.
Recently, I have been reading, “The Outsiders,” by S.E Hinton. I went into this book not knowing anything about it. After reading it, I decided I really enjoyed it. I have found myself relating to all of the characters, and feeling sad when one leaves, or passes away. The theme of the story is really shown in the last few chapters. Ponyboy, the main protagonist, and his brothers and friends, stand up to the bullies that have been picking on them for several years. The story gives an incredible message and has a good storyline and history to it.
The sky was fading it’s original color and all of the sudden there was darkness all around us. In that moment we knew that the rumble was about to start. We all heading where the fight was about to began that when we met all of our gang. The greasers were ready to fight then the socs were already arriving in their mustangs. “Hey ponyboy stand behind me alright,” I said. “Yes Darry I will be okay,” Ponyboy stated. I was making sure that my baby brother was okay. I can not loose my baby brother just like I lost my parents. I promise them I will take care of them no matter what happens. The greasers and the socs were ready to start the rumble. Suddenly Dally came to join us that is when we started to fight. Tiny drops of water was starting to
S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders has written many unique conflicts in her book. One of many conflicts in the story is the Socs (the rich playboys) versus the Greasers (the lowlife hoodlums), with the problem being that one is rich and the other being poor. The second accessible one to spot in the book would be Darry (older brother of Ponyboy) and Ponyboy (the main character), just can’t understand each other, they're so different. The third battle is a little difficult to understand which is Ponyboy versus himself, in which he can’t admit the truth. Considering that one is rich and the other is poor, the war between these two classes, the Socs and the Greasers, will never end.
In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, interactions between Ponyboy and Cherry, two characters with opposing beliefs, illuminate how if two people have different beliefs, it does not have to stop their friendship, because if people pick their friends based on belief, it can make people who are said to be “different” feel like they’re not good enough. When Cherry and Ponyboy first meet, Cherry tells Ponyboy about what she thinks the difference between being a Soc and a Greaser is, afterwards, she says “‘you greasers have a different set of values [...] I think you're the first person I've gotten through to’” (38). This shows that even though they have different beliefs, she still thinks of him as a trustworthy person, and still wants them
In S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, the protagonist, Ponyboy Curtis, is a fourteen-year-old orphaned teenager from a poor family. He lives with his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darry, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where there are two main social classes; the greasers and the Socs. Ponyboy, his brothers, and their friends Two-Bit Mathews, Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, and Steve Randle are all part of a greaser gang. The Socs are “the jet set, the West side rich kids” (2) who jump greasers and have beer blasts for fun. Ponyboy does not like the Socs - he thinks they get all the breaks and they are all stuck up. His opinion on the Socs changes when he talks to Cherry, Marcia, and later, Randy. Pony learns that the Socs and the greasers really are not that different; he learns to be independent and think for himself; and he learns that he can be himself and still fit in with the greasers.
The book “The Outsiders” talks about two gangs and how they interact. “The Outsiders” is a book about Socs and Greasers. The story was written by S.E. Hinton, a person who hid her name because of gender. Further more, Hinton wrote the story about her person experience being between two gangs like the Greasers and Socs. Lastly, “The Outsiders” is told by Ponyboy Curtis, a Greaser, the main character of the story. There are two main themes in the story, “The Outsiders” which focus on the Greasers and the Socs and their differences in appearance and how they use violence to settle disagreements.
“The two different world we lived in weren’t so different”(41). There were unresponsible parents, dead friends, and unfaithful love. These are the kinds of problems that are faced in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. These problems are not just faced by one group. These problems are faced by both greasers and socs. In this book, Hinton uses Johnny’s and Bob’s parents issues, Randy’s and Dally’s loss and Bob’s and Sodapop’s sad-love stories to tell the reader that life is tough no matter what kind of social class someone has.