S. E. Hinton Essays

  • Family In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    Trisha Ghotra pd. 1 Family and Blood Are Not Always the Same Family. It is something that everyone needs, yet many do not have. However, family does not always mean blood, family can be anyone. This idea plays a big role in The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, a story about teenage gangs in the early 1960s Oklahoma. Narrator Ponyboy belongs to a gang - consisting of his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop, and his friends - Johnny, Dallas, Steve and Two-Bit. They all struggle with the hardships of growing

  • Conflicts In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Life is a force that constantly comes at you, and it won’t cease to do so. S.E Hinton, the author of The Outsiders is aware of this and demonstrates this throughout the book. Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator of this story, has indeed gone through many challenges. By the end, he has learned that assumptions about people just by their appearance isn’t a correct thing to do. That is shown time and time again, which is why it is the theme of the book. One of the primary aspects of The Outsiders is the differences

  • Analysis Of The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    As soon as you start turning the pages, the world around you has transformed into the world of Greasers and Socs. This world is in a book that is The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders is still a great read today because of its powerful messages, and its wonderful writing. The Outsiders is still read by many people today because of the theme that all people are the same on the inside. This is seen when Ponyboy says that Socs are just people. Ponyboy says, "'He ain't a Soc,' I said

  • Violence In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    situation took place in S.E Hinton “The Outsiders” too, the condition that greasers face in their life makes them use fighting to solve their problems. The theme of violence in the story impacts Johnny the most. Due to Johnny is the one who experiences the most violence, all of his friends are from a gang, he became quiet and timid, and he died. The existence of violence in “The Outsiders” totally limits Johnny’s social circle into only greasers. There is a quote in Hinton P.12, which introduces how

  • Symbolism In The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    Are things tough all over? The book The Outsiders written by S. E. hinton, translates its theme by using strong characters, symbolism, and compelling events. The Outsiders is a book about and narrated by a fourteen year old, greaser named Ponyboy Curtis who lives with his two brothers sodapop and darry because of their parents that died in a car accident. This book takes you through the world of a teenage “hoodlum” written by a women, from a young boy’s point of view. This young men gang in Tulsa

  • Speech On 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    exclusion of the current grade 9 book. Today I will be discussing why the awe-inspiring novel by S.E Hinton, ‘The Outsiders’, should still maintain in the year 9 English curriculum. This novel can positively impact a student’s educational experience due to the author’s frequent usage of literary devices throughout the story. This will assist the student’s effort to expand their vocabulary. Furthermore, Hinton portrays the characters as being relatable within the society of adolescents. Lastly, if ‘The Outsiders’

  • Community In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    ” In S.E Hinton’s “The Outsiders,” living life as a greaser is impossible without others there, watching your back and protecting you, like a family- a community. The Outsiders is about a boy named Ponyboy who lives in Oklahoma city in the mid 1960’s. He lives in a house with his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop since his parents died in a car crash at a young age. Ponyboy, along with his brothers, are part of a gang called the Greasers, and they’re known for being “bad” and breaking the rules. Another

  • Losing Innocence In The Outsiders, By S. E. Hinton

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    Losing Innocence S.E Hinton’s realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1950’s. It’s hard for Ponyboy, the main character, to reserve his childhood innocence because he is in a gang, called the Greasers, and the Socs and the Greasers are always fighting. One lesson The Outsiders suggests is preserving childhood innocence. While some believe the strongest theme of The Outsiders is loyalty, I argue the strongest theme is preserving childhood innocence, as supported

  • The Curtis Family In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    siblings take the role of parents, perhaps you will. This is a similar situation the Curtis family had to overcome. Despite the drastic circumstances this event didn’t weaken their relationship, but strengthen it. In the story, the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, there are countless meaningful and powerful relationships. One impactful relationship is the Curtis family. To begin with, Darry and Sodapop both sacrificed something for Ponyboy. These two characters are the older brothers. Soda pop dropped out

  • Perseverance And Consequences In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, follows a horrific part of the life of a boy named Ponyboy Curtis. He is what you might call a Greaser, and has had a rough go at it in his life compared to others. It is difficult, but Ponyboy somehow manages to be himself and has the tenacity to stick through it all. He is in a gang with his friends and family and they are loyal to one another no matter what. A rival gang from the Socs crowd, a richer, more refined group, send him and his pals into a whirlwind

  • Love And Support In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Living without love and support is like having nothing. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is set during a time when teenagers weren’t being thought of as much as they needed to clear up their unusual lifestyles. Teenagers weren’t getting enough love and support from others in their world to clear up their way of life and improve it. In the novel, the members of both gangs didn’t have a source to provide the love and support they needed. Members of both gangs had either lost their parents

  • A Book Report On The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Title: The Outsiders Author: S.E. Hinton Publication Information: Dell Publishing, 1967; 156 Pages Genre: Young Adult Novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is about the rivalry of two gangs, Greasers and Socials. The 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

  • The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton: Character Analysis

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    that dictate their life. These beliefs hold a stronger value than anything else, and sometimes the beliefs govern the choices made. The choice may be harder, but it follows the philosophy, so it has to be made. In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, all of the characters stay true to their beliefs, even when it may be tougher to do so. For some, their beliefs is to do the right thing for those around him. For others, they choose to stick, care and always be there for those close to them. And

  • Point Of View In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    would just fly through the cloud, passengers would see that it wasn’t sunny at all. Your point of view can differ depending on how you look at things. This is how events in the outsiders can be seen differently. The outsiders a book written by S.E. Hinton, showed the theme that opinions on people can change, if people would would look from a different point of view. One example of how a character looking at a different outlook was Pony’s view on the relationship between him and his brother Darry.

  • Book Review Of The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Title The Outsiders, a timeless novel by S.E Hinton, is one that takes readers on a roller coaster of emotions. Hinton wrote the novel in her teen years and mainly targeted it toward young adult readers. However, the plot, the characters, and the action result in the novel being read and enjoyed by a universal audience. The story follows the lives of two rival gangs. The Greasers live on the East and poorer side of town; the Socs, short for Socials, live on the West and more affluent side of town

  • Summary Of The Novel 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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    The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton is a fiction, yet nonfiction novel. He started to write The Outsiders when he was fifteen years old when he had seen a “greaser” walking down the street and stopped and jumped by a bunch of kids. He found himself going home in outrage and writing up a story based on the scene that had unraveled before him. Though the novel is based upon actual people in Hinton’s life, the events in it are not, making The Outsiders a fiction and nonfiction book. The outsiders is

  • 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.

  • Comparative Analysis Of Rumble Fish By S. E. Hinton

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    Rumble Fish by: S.E Hinton Comparative essay by Jack Letterick, A block The book “Rumble Fish” by S.E Hinton is a novel about a man named Rusty James who runs into his old friend Steve on a beach, the majority of the book is a flashback of Rusty and Steve's adventures when they were kids which mostly involve Rusty getting himself into trouble and Steve trying to keep Rusty out of trouble. Steve and Rusty are best friends even though they are complete opposites, they have been best friends

  • Life Differences And Characters In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” This quote is from the book “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. In the book, there are two gangs called the Greasers and the Socials. The Greasers are the poor kids on the East side and the Socials are the rich kids on the West. Ponyboy is a member from the Greasers and has two older brothers, Darry and Sodapop. In addition, the Socials keep on beating up the Greasers until something unpredictable happens when someone decides to take things

  • Analysis Of Johnny Cade And Dallas Winston In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Is it possible for two people to be extremely different, yet so similar at the same time? While thinking about this question, two characters come to mind. Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston from the story The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. These two characters are very much alike at times but also very different at other moments. At some points they act like they are the same person, but at other moments it seems like they might as well live on two completely different planets. Johnny and Dally show lots