Eloise Hinton Essays

  • The Outsiders, By Susan Eloise Hinton

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    If you walk into any bookstore or search online, you will find many books that interest you. For example, books that involve crime, tragedy, and love. One book that is a great example of these topics is “The Outsiders,” by Susan Eloise Hinton. The book portrays the lives of two rival groups of teenagers who fight for respect and dignity. In this book report, I will discuss where the story takes place, the characters, and the plot of the story. The story takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which happens

  • The Importance of Family

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    in order to gain better understanding of the themes of these works, it is necessary to examine the novel The Outsiders from a historical point of view.?@Susan Eloise Hinton, the author of The Outside, was born in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was raised. Her writing style in this novel is very straightforward as it was written when Hinton was only sixteen years old. I suppose that when she wrote the novel, she was also facing the problems which are referred in the novel. Poverty, rejection, violence

  • S. E. Hinton's Influence On The Outsiders

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    famous young adult novels ever written. That is exactly what Susan Eloise Hinton did. S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1948. As a sophomore in high school, Hinton wrote The Outsiders and had it published before she graduated. S.E. Hinton grew up among two feuding groups (the greasers and the soc’s) that sparked the idea for her most famous novel, The Outsiders, which she wrote in high school after her friend was jumped. S.E. Hinton has always enjoyed reading and writing but was never happy with the

  • Stereotypes In The Outsiders

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    What is it like to be judged based on what other people think and say about you, but not by who you really are? If you can imagine what it’s like, you certainly know how the characters in The Outsiders, by Susan Eloise Hinton feel. Her book tells us a story about two gangs, different social classes, and enemies living in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1960s. The city is divided into two parts; Greasers live in the East side and Socs live in the West side of Tulsa. Greasers and Socs don’t get along and

  • S.E. Hinton

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    S.E. Hinton’s real name is Susan Eloise Hinton. It was suggested that she use her initials, S.E., because during her time, it was almost impossible for a woman to write such outstanding books. Her books were about hardships during the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Sixteen years on the streets and you can learn a lot. But all the wrong things, not the things you want to learn. Sixteen years on the streets and you see a lot. But all the wrong sights, not the things you want to see.” Hinton’s writing was greatly

  • The Outsiders Summary

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    24, 1967, by Susan Eloise Hinton an American writer, at the age of 19, best known for her young adult novels set in Oklahoma. The Outsiders became a commercial success and won numerous awards. In 1967, it was named one of the best teen books by the New York Herald Tribune and was also a Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honour Book. The novel’s gritty, realist portrayal of teenage life was striking, as was the fact that it was written by a teenaged woman. Hinton has stated that she

  • Skulduggery Pleasant And The Outsiders Comparison

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    How are the characters from S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ and Derek Landy’s ‘The Skulduggery Pleasant series’ portrayed as outsiders? The Outsiders is a famous, modern classic novel written by Susan Eloise Hinton or S.E. Hinton. This timeless novel was written in 1967 which has made the novel appropriate to its time. An outsider is a person who does not belong to a particular group, set or party. In every text there is always at least one outsider, in this case Ponyboy Curtis and The Greasers are

  • The Relationship between Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally in S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

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    doing. It really shows how some people, like friends, could be more like a family than someone who is actually family. S. E. Hinton, short for Susan Eloise, was only sixteen when she wrote this novel. The Outsiders is one of the first novels to focus on people from the other side of the tracks. S. E. Hinton had a major impact on young adult fiction (Harris). S. E. Hinton uses her strategy of remaining gender anonymous by only using her initials. She does this because her books are typically first

  • A Deconstructionist Perspective of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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    scenes consist of Ponyboy's and Johnny's confrontation with the Socs and also when Ponyboy and Johnny save the children in the burning church (54-57; 91-93). In these two scenes, Hinton manipulates the characters' reactions to illustrate two divergent readings of the text. Critics have consistently argued whether Hinton intended the text to be read as a realistic account of teenage life, or a text that embodies the idealism of youth. I believe the answer lies within both interpretations, for the

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton takes place in a small town in the southwestern part of the United States and it's about two groups of kids called the Socs (socials) who are the rich kids and the Greasers, who are the poor kids. The Socs live on the west side and the Greasers live on the east side of town. The difference between these two groups is the Greasers have long greasy hair and they steal things. The Socs have more money than the Greasers, they drive nicer cars

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton This story is about a young boy of 14 named Ponyboy. He is part of a hood group called Greasers on the east side of town, a group of lower-class teenagers who wear their hair long and greasy, wear jeans and ripped-up T-shirts, and are at odds with the rich-kid bullies known as the "Socs". This group of hoods are born into rich families from the west side of town, are of a high "social" class, drive around in Mustangs and Corvairs, and mostly wear checkered jackets

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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    The main characters are Ponyboy Michael Curtis Johnny Cade, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston, Darrel "Darry" Shaynne Curtis, Jr., Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews, and Sodapop Patrick Curtis, a gang of Greasers in Tulsa. Ponyboy whose two older brothers are Darry and Sodapop narrates the story. The three boys are orphaned after a car accident kills their parents and Darry is left to provide for them. The Greasers, who tend to be less prosperous, obtain their nickname from the grease they use to slick back their

  • Outcast Theme in a Novel, a Film and a Song

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    try to fit in. Finally, the song, “Don’t Laugh At Me”, by Mark Wills, describes the feelings of an outcast. These three examples of the outcast archetype, describe the feelings of an outcast trying to live in modern society. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, a wonderful, modern novel about social divisions causing conflict in society, describes a group, the greasers, feeling like outcasts because of the constant pressure and ridicule put on them by a different group, the Socs. The greasers, typical middle-to-lower

  • That was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

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    That was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton Book Report 1. Title: That was Then…This is Now 2. Author: S.E. Hinton 3. Number of pages: 158 4. Setting: That was Then…This is Now, had multiple settings but it was mainly placed in either Charlie the bartenders Bar, or in Bryon’s house in Tusla, Oklahoma. In Charlie’s Bar, there is a set of pool tables, lounge chairs and booths, and a long bar. It’s centered near an alley and has a big neon “Charlie’s Bar” outside of the building. Bryon

  • Biography Of Bonnie Parker And Clyde Barrow

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    Bonnie and Parker and Clyde Barrow were robbers,murderers,but were still Texas heroes as people still say.They were the unstoppable crime making machines.Stealing cars,robbing banks,what worse could they possibly do.They were the town gossip.What bank they robbed one night or what jail they escaped.Jesse James was the new outlaw but now it’s Jesse James times two. Bonnie Parker was born on october 1,1910,in Rowena,Texas,to henry and Emma Parker.She had an older brother and a younger sister.When she

  • The Outsiders Book Report Essay

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    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Published 1967 Published by: Puffin Books Genre: fiction The book The Outsiders is the realistic story about this between two very different groups in a town in the United States: the poor Greasers from the east side, and the Socs, whitch is what the greasers call the socials, the richer boys from the other side of the town. Ponyboy Curtis is the narrator of the story, a 14-year-old boy who lives with his two older brothers, Darry and Soda. He is a pretty good athlete

  • Perspective in The Outsiders, and A Squatter's Tale

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    and the world at large is an ongoing battle that most humans face to one degree or another.  On a larger scale, bloody battles are fought between countries, governments, and races in an effort to co-exist on the planet.  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and A Squatter's Tale by Ike Oguine are stories that tell of this battle to fit in, and both have characters that personify these four definitions of the word, "outsider."  These tales have dramatic themes and stylistics that in some ways are similar

  • Comparison of Themes in The Outsiders and The Kite Runner

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    Both Hinton and Hosseini explore the theme of class separations harming people, which extends across the two novels' radically different settings and characters. The settings for the two novels differ drastically in both time and location. Hinton's story takes place in Oklahoma. “He was staring at my head as he circled me. 'I wouldn't have believed it. I thought all the wild Indians in Oklahoma had been tamed (Hinton 106).” Hosseini, however, places his book in mainly Afghanistan. Hinton portrayed

  • Similiaries and Differences in Characters in The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

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    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.

  • Friendship in S.E. Hinton´s The Outsiders

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    “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