BOOK REPORT: “The Outsiders” 1. Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. New York: Puffin Books, 1967 2. The title of this book relates to the story, because in the book, Ponyboy and Johnny are “outsiders.” They can be thought of as Outsiders because they are labeled Greasers although they do not act like hoodlums, like the rest of the Greasers. They are thought of as Greasers just because they live on the East Side of town, and because they slick back their hair. But Ponyboy and Johnny are different then all of the other Greasers because they show their emotions, and are sensitive. 3. This story is about a group of kids that are called Greasers, because they live on the East side of town, which is the lower income part of the city. They all slick back their hair with grease, and that’s where the name Greasers came from. Ponyboy Curtis is the main character in this story, and he has 2 brothers, one named Darry, and the other named Sodapop. One night Johnny and Ponyboy are out at the park, and a group of Socs, the nickname for Rich Kids, came by and started beating them up. One of them stuffed Ponyboy’s face into the fountain and tried to drown him, so Johnny stabbed him before he killed Ponyboy. The boy that he stabbed died, and so they went to a friend who gave them money and a gun to run away with. They ran away to an abandoned church, and one day Dallas, the friend who gave them the supplies came by and took them out to lunch, and when they returned the church was one fire. Johnny and Pony saved the kids inside, and a piece of wood fell on Johnny and he broke his back. He died in the hospital a few days later, and Dallas couldn’t take it so he robbed a grocery store and took out an unloaded gun when the police came, so they shot and killed him. Exposition: The gang is introduced and the rivalry between the Greasers and the Socs is shown. Complication: Johnny kills the Soc that almost drowned Ponyboy, and they must leave town Climax: Pony and Johnny go into the burning church to save the children that are inside; Dallas dies. Resolution: Everything goes back to normal, and Pony decides to write about his journey for his English essay. 4. The main character in this story is Ponyboy Curtis. Three physical characteristic... ... middle of paper ... ...hey don’t. Johnny just looked dead. Like a candle with the flame gone. I tried to say something, but I couldn’t make a sound.” (p.148-149) 9. I think that I most identify with Johnny because he is a kind, sensitive guy. I think I identify with him most because he has common sense, and he is nice. I also think that I am alike him because he was the one of the group that got along with everyone, and I do too. So that is why I think I identify with Johnny more than I do with Pony. 10. If the characters in this story changed genders, I think that this story would be totally different. First of all, if they were girls, the Socs wouldn’t try to beat them up when they were at the park, so there would be no murder. Second, there would be no rumble or big fight between the Socs and the Greasers, because only boys took part in that fight. Also, if they were all girls, the whole plot of the story would be different because the girls in the story never got into fights, they never carried blades, and they didn’t all hang out and smoke. So I think this story would be dramatically different if the characters changed their gender.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about a group called the greasers, a group called the socs and what’s different between the groups and what’s the same. The greasers are the kids with little money, who feel a lot, and are tough. The socs are rich kids with not enough emotions and they never get in trouble. The Greasers have it worse because they have broken families, are always getting jumped by the socs, and are expected to steal and be rude because of their backgrounds.
Ponyboy Curtis, the main character, and his friend Johnny Cade are two teenage boys that are part of the greaser gang also known as the greasers. The greasers are constantly battling with the socs which is short for socials. Johnny and Ponyboy both have rough lives at home. Both of Ponyboy’s parents were killed in a car accident, and Johnny’s parents are abusive. Ponyboy lives with his older brothers,
Venturing inside, we all noticed two things very quickly: we were at once wearing entirely too much clothing to be comfortable in the sweltering heat, and entirely too little to fit in with the rest of the congregants assembled. And yet we were welcomed with open arms. We had arrived, the Reverend Rogers L. Pruitt emphasized as we filed into the sanctuary, on a very special day. As he distributed bulletins and hearty handshakes to the rest of the group, I noticed that the front of mine read "Fragment Day." As I looked around the modest sanctuary, I wondered what the service had in store for us.
The Outsiders focuses on the life of Ponyboy Curtis who has two brothers, Darry and Sodapop, which belong to a group of young people that were called greasers. The Greasers defined as a group of hoodlums with a background of being poor, mean, and violent. Ponyboy’s brother, Darry, stepped in to support his family after their parents died in an automobile accident. Darry was a smart and serious person that worked most of the time, and was very hard on Ponyboy .He often yelled at Ponyboy to do better in school. Soda, the middle brother considered very handsome and likeable, was happy most of the time. The brothers often fought over Ponyboy’s future. They closely associated with two members of the greasers, Dally who was one of the oldest gang members and certainly the toughest, and Johnny who was shyer than Ponyboy. Dally seemed to enjoy being a criminal and thought the law was a joke. Johnny’s parents abused him, so he always seemed scared which made him the pet of the group.
This experience was really out of my comfort zone. It was hard to be an outsider and not prepared for what was to come and not speaking one of the languages used to understand the entire service. This service learning project gave me the opportunity to try a new church and gain a deeper respect for a different religion. Everyone at the service was very educated on speaking the sacred texts and participating in the rituals practiced. I hope to have gained a better understanding for those who are new to religions and are nervous to come to a worship service. I will make more of an effort to be welcoming and accommodating to those who are new to our church.
In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy, along with his brothers and friends, has to face the daily struggles of being a greaser among the Socs. This fiction book focused on Ponyboy’s life and the problems he ran into with the Socs. He and his gang of friends had fights with the Socs that happened often, and had to deal with a Soc being killed by one of the Greasers, though it was an act of self defense. The three topics addressed in this intriguing novel are the fight between rich and poor, the power of friendship, and what it means to be a hero.
Ponyboy Curtis is a 14 year old boy, who has been classified as a “Greaser” a gang in the town where Ponyboy lives. The Greasers are “supposed to be like hoods, they are supposed to wear their hair long and dress in blue jeans and white t-shirts, and wear leather jackets and tennis shoes or boots” (pg. 3). That’s mostly what all greasers look like including Ponyboy. Ponyboy has “light brown hair, and greenish-gray eyes, his hair is longer than a lot of boys but that’s something that defines him as a greaser” (pg. 1). Although Ponyboy sticks with his gangs and goes by their rules there’s also some things that make him different. Ponyboy loves to read books, and watch movies. Something that the other greaser don’t do because they don’t have the time. He also takes school very seriously, Ponyboy thinks that he is “supposed to ...
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a late 60’s novel about a young 14 year old kid named Ponyboy. He is part of a hood group on the eastside of town called the greasers that to him are closer than family. Each and every person within the gang looks out for each other and would do anything for them, but sometimes these things they would do for each other without second thoughts have jurrasic effects that nobody could see coming in the future.
I spent every spring and summer in middle school doing mission work and community service. I loved the opportunity that it gave me to build relationships and share my beliefs with people I didn’t know. Little did I know that this would pave the way for a life-changing experience that I would encounter one day. Each spring my church would host a missionary event called “The Ignite Project.” I felt an urge to join the group, recognizing that it was a calling to profess my faith in Jesus. These mission trips helped me to go out
The Outsiders is a book about Greasers And Socs. The Greasers are the poor east side kids they would wear their hair long and greasy and they will dress in blue jeans, T-shirts, or wear they shirttails out and wear a leather jacket and tennis shoes or boots. The Socs are the rich west side kids that worn nice clothes, drove nice cars, and had all the pretty lady’s. They both was gangs in Oklahoma. The Socs they would jump Greasers, wreck houses, and throw beer blasts for kicks.
S.E Hinton’s ageless novel, The Outsiders, tells the dramatic story of the main character and protagonist, Ponyboy Curtis, who has to face deadly crimes, enemies (the Socs) and society with his family and gangster friends (the Greasers) to survive. Along with themes of identity and social division, the author uses characters from the novel, both protagonists and antagonists, to provide a balanced reflection of the real-life situations in mid-twentieth century America and in today’s society. The mental differences between the classes, the misjudgement of self-worth, and the Greasers’ difficulty to understand the Socs demonstrate issues within the real teenager society.
Greasers are real people just like Socs, but they do not fit in as easily. They feel as though they don’t belong anywhere. Or in other words, they are outsiders. Hence the title name. Ponyboy especially feels like this due to the fact that he does not fit in very well with Socs or Greasers. The rest of Pony’s gang feels more like the fit as Greasers. In conclusion, the title of the novel fits with the theme because they do not fit in anywhere, and they are outsiders.
The Outsiders is about the life of a 14-year-old boy. The book tells the story of Ponyboy “Curtis” and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. Ponyboy and his two brothers, Darrel (Darry), who is 20, and Sodapop, who is 16, have recently lost their parents in an automobile accident. Pony and Soda are allowed to stay under Darry's guardianship as long as they all behave themselves. The boys are greasers, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town. The greasers' rivals are the Socs, short for Socials, who are the "West-side rich kids."
This camp is at a place called Awanita Valley and can be rented out. An evangelist named CT Townsend rents this place out every year and hundreds of teens from 6th grade all the way to college aged students meet. This camp has lots of fun things to do like a water slide and zip lining. Everyday you wake up and get breakfast at 8 and then go to morning service. After that you are free to do whatever you want until around 5. After that we go to a powerful evening service. These services can get extremely emotional. During these services your youth group gets together and we pray and this is when I realized even more how privileged I am. Privileged enough to have 250 dollars from working to pay to go to camp all by myself. But also privileged to have such an amazing youth group and for my
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.