In S.E. Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, children born on the wrong side of town grow up to be juvenile, teenage hoods. In this book, these teenage delinquents are the Greasers, whose only "rival" is the Socials, or "Socs," as an abbreviation. The characters within The Outsiders unmistakably choose a remote. lifestyle of juvenile delinquency and crime. Ilanna Sharon Mandel wrote an article called, "What Causes Juvenile Delinquency?" This editorial presents many circumstances that can be applied to the main character, or protagonist, Ponyboy Michael Curtis and his brothers, friends, and neighbors. Their behavior may not always lead them to the right side of the law, but it is the cause of juvenile delinquency that gets them in. trouble.
The two main characters in the story are Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny. They are both greasers. Ponyboy is the youngest member of the greasers, and narrates the novel. Though only fourteen years old, he understands the way his social group functions and the role each group member plays. He is by far one of the smartest greasers in the bunch.
Have you ever felt judged or marginalized only because of the situation you were born in?Having to walk on the street wondering if you’re safe. Have you ever been the one that gets made fun of? The laughing stock? The uncool one? The one with the bad luck? In S.E Hinton's The Outsiders, the Greasers are all of those things. It’s a dark world they live in but they have no choice. Although the narrator, Ponyboy, may not lead the best life, he still tries to make the most of it. Heroism, social class and survival are some of the most transcendent themes demonstrated in S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders.
In S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, a “Greaser” having promise is impossible.A Greaser can not be promising; they are the lowest of society. There is, however, against considerable odds, a Greaser who shows incredible promise. Darrel Curtis, eldest son of his deceased parents and guardian of his two younger brothers, was one of the only characters who showed major promise. However, society refused to accept that he had potential. Darrel Curtis showed major promise and should have had a favorable future regardless of his lack of wealth because of his determination, hard work, and intelligence.
“Things gotta get better, I figured. They couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.” thought Ponyboy (Hinton 52). Do not judge a book by its cover is the theme for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, which takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the mid-1960s. This book is about rival gangs (Socs and Greasers) whose conflicts lead to Johnny killing Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny running away, a fire in the church, the boys becoming heroes, the Greasers winning a rumble, and Johnny dying. In retaliation Dally dies, in spite of all this the brothers get to stay together and Ponyboy writes the novel The Outsiders. Ponyboy stands out in this story because his parents died in a car crash when he was very young alongside the fact that he has to live with his two older brothers. Ponyboy has to stay under control so he is not forced to be go away to a boys’ home. Ponyboy is round as well as static meaning he shows many sides to his personality and he does not change throughout the story. A few of Ponyboy’s personality traits are scared, emotional, as well as respectful.
Ponyboy, the main character, lives with his brothers as a greaser. One day Ponyboy and Johnny,
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published by puffin books in 2001. Pony boy is the little brother of Soda and Darry. Pony, Soda and Darry live together in the house, that their parents left them when they died in a car crash. Darry is 19 and a big muscly man who works two jobs to support his two little brothers. Soda is 16 going on 17 and looks a lot like a Greek god; he works at a car yard and dropped out of school because he needed to work to support the family. Pony is 14 and is an A student at school he likes to watch the sunset and is the narrator of this book.
From looking at the two gangs, both the Greasers and the Socs. The book The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton is able to show that the Greasers were the true disgrace and a menace to society. The Greasers were able to show this from their looks, their behavior, and the choices that they make.
The Outsiders a book was written by S.E Hinton. Is Johnny a coward or a hero? Johnny is a hero because he sticks up for others and Johnny is brave because he saved Ponyboy and he’s courageous because he saved the kids in the church while it was on fire. Johnny is a hero because he sticks up for others. Dally was harassing Cherry and Johnny sticks up for them. “Leave her alone Dally” pg.24. Johnny is a hero by saying that to Cherry. Ponyboy and Johnny get jumped and Johnny stabs Bob. Johnny is a hero by saving Ponyboy from the socs. Johnny has gone for supplies bologna, bread, cards, cigarettes and bleach. Johnny is a hero by getting them supplies.
In the story”The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, the author describes a conflict between two vastly different groups of students. The point of the climax in the story is when Johnny, the Greaser, stabs Bob the soc. Johnny was the second to youngest besides his best buddy Ponyboy who was with him the night of the murder,Johnny was smaller than the rest of the group and slightly build. He always had a nervous and suspicious look in his eyes. He got beaten by Socs and his dad. The night of the murder Johnny and Ponyboy had went to the park because Ponyboy needed to let off steam because him and his older brother Darry had gotten into a fight, so when the went to the park Bob the soc was there and he was drunk and Bob wasn’t himself when he’s drunk.
As Ponyboy matures, he views the members of the gang differently. Johnny has a significant impact on Ponyboy's thinking, and Ponyboy realizes that other Greasers are complicated people with good things about them, despite acting tough all the time. Ponyboy learns to look up to Dally for his courage and loyalty, as well as Johnny for his intelligence and judgement. Sodapop also helps Ponyboy reflect upon his actions and encourages him to get along with Darry. Ponyboy ends up maturing into a understanding, thoughtful person by the end of the
The main character in this book is a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy. He lives with his two older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, ever since his parents passed away. He and his brothers belong to a gang called the Greasers, who are from the wrong side of the railroad tracks. They all have long and "tuff" hair; their trademark is the amounts of oil that they put in their hair. They hate the Socs. The Socs have everything, they have great girls, great cars and they think they are superior so they always pick on the Greasers.
One of the main characters in “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, is a 14- year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who goes by pony, Pony is a greaser along with his 2 brothers Darry and Sodapop. Pony is a very brave character he shows bravery throughout the book he risked his life to help children in need. Pony helps out a lot of people because of his good traits, such as smart, selfless and helpful.
Throughout life individuals face many challenges testing their values and personality one situation at a time. In the evocative novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton themes of growing up and innocence are shown. Ponyboy is not your average 14 year old he is part of a gang known to many as the Greasers. He encounters many situations testing his values and beliefs. Having lost both his parents recently he and his brothers stick together like a true family but this relationship is tested when Darry hits Ponyboy. He also experiences the loss several close friends in a very short period of time. Throughout this novel, Ponyboy encounters many life changing experiences that prove he is a dynamic character.
Within The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, a strong theme was developed throughout the plot. The author illustrated the story on the idea that a title does not always refer to one’s actions. As an example, Cherry was portrayed as a pretty, well-dressed Social. Ponyboy described her and Marcia as “tuff-looking girls -- dressed sharp and really good looking” (p. 21) to paint a picture of how she looked. According to the way she dressed, Cherry was part of the upper class Socs. However, her image was not a portrayal of her attitude and intentions. Contrary to her title, she chose to help the Greasers and did not neglect them. Additionally, Ponyboy started to realize this as well. Over time he grew to understand that he was not entitled to be be called