“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies” (Aristotle). How can this happen when two characters are so different? How can they be similar? Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade from S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders have a connection deemed unlikely because of their extensive differences. While each being divergent from one another, their similarities come into play as to why they care so much for one another. Their differences stretch amongst a wide variety, but along with those differences
Can some people so different be so a like? Can some people so alike be so different? Dally and Johnny are those two who are so different, but yet they are similar. In the book S.E. Hinton writes The Outsiders, Johnny Cade and Dally Winston come from two completely different backgrounds, and have completely different scruples. Yet, at the same time they are alike. Dally and Johnny’s parents both repudiate them, making Johnny and Dally mentally tough, and the boys do not value their lives.
This morning October 8th 1965 at about 5:13 am the body of Bob Sheldon was found lying next to the park fountain he was seen to be in a pool of blood. His body had a single stab wound in his back which had pierced his heart, killing him instantly. Supposed eye witnesses say that a small boy who was a member of the "Greaser Gang" attacked and killed Bob and intended to kill the rest of them. Cherry Valance claims that she was walking with Johnny and Ponyboy after the movies when Bob approached them
The surface of an avocado, like the Greasers in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, appears dark, thick- skinned, and tough. However, once you peel the outside of the avocado, deep inside you will find a golden heart just as you will in a young male character named Ponyboy in Hinton’s book and in the movie based on her book. Ponyboy gives the impression that he is a tough hoodlum. However, when you peel away the stereotypes others use to label his group of friends, you will find that he is a gold-hearted
How can a kind, innocent boy have anything in common with a mean, tough hoodlum? How can two greasers in the same gang have so many disparate characteristics? Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade from S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders are very good examples of foils who have many similarities and differences. Johnny and Dally share compelling similarities. For example, they both have inattentive and vituperative parents. Dally used to live in New York and often got into gang fights. This shows that his
In films, film-makers make deliberate use of certain techniques to influence views to make a certain viewpoint. In the film ‘The Outsiders’, the director Francis Ford Coppola believes nothing gold can stay when it comes to teenagers. He believes that the strength and beauty in teenagers can never stay concrete because it is ruined by adulthood. In the film Coppola shows and represents two groups, the "socs" and the "greasers". "Soc" is pronounced like society, and means just that: money, nice cars
For as long as people have had disagreements, there have been social classes divided by both ethnicity and wealth. The rigid social structure formed by these disparate groups often hurts the lower rungs of society, who many times end up disparaged by the rest of society. In S.E. Hinton's book, The Outsiders, the main character, Ponyboy Curtis, tries to combat the social separation between the Greasers, presented as poor gang members, and the Socs, depicted as rich and out of trouble. In the book
Greasers are low class and the Socials are high class. In The Outsiders there are two rival gangs, one from the lower class, who are the Greasers and their rivals are from the upper class, they are the Socials. The story takes place in the mid 1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The story is set in a large town in the United States, The east side of the town is where the Greasers live and the west side is where the Socs live. The story is told in first person narration from Ponyboy Curtis’s point of view
" The Outsiders " At the start of the novel a main event that starts his change is when he is walking home from the movies he is thinking about the differences between Socs and Greasers, while hoping he doesn’t get jumped walking home all alone. A red Covair is following him and then Socs get out and surround Ponyboy. They cut him a couple times and threaten to kill him. “How’d you like that haircut to begin just below the chin?” Ponyboy isn’t sure if he is gonna live until The Socs run off and
Book Report On The Outsiders Character Analysis: Ponyboy Curtis - Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old member of a gang called the Greasers. His parents died in a car accident, so he lives alone with his two older brothers, Darry and Soda. He is a good student and athlete, but most people at school consider him a vagrant like his Greaser friends. Sodapop Curtis - Soda is Pony's handsome, charming older brother. He dropped out of school to work at a gas station, and does not share his brothers'