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The Outsiders

The year is 1966 and if you were a kid growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You belonged to one of two groups, you were either a “soc” or a “greaser”. “Soc” is pronounced like society, and means just that: money, nice cars, nice homes and a bright future. “Greasers” are the poor kids from the bad side of town with no future and no real hope. Always at each other's throats, the two warring groups fight to save face and prove themselves. “The Outsiders” is the story of two of the Greasers who come to realize that it's not always where you live that decides what kind of person you are. Instead of wallowing in hopelessness they find the strength to grow and find the beauty of the world. In this paper I will give you a look into “The Outsiders” and compare the film with the novel. I feel it is an excellent book, as well as an excellent movie. It is for these reasons that I feel it would be beneficial for you to use S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” in your class in the future. S.E. Hinton wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The book was successful, and it was sold, and is still being sold today. “The Outsiders” is about a gang that lives in a city in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old greaser, tells the story. Other characters include Sodapop and Darry (Ponyboy's brothers), Johnny, Dallas, and Two- Bit, that were also gang members and Ponyboy's friends. The story deals with two forms of social classes: the socs, the rich kids, and the greasers, the poor kids. The socs go around looking for trouble and greasers to beat up, and then the greasers are blamed for it, because they are poor and cannot affect the authorities. Plot Development The plot development in the book, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, was easy to follow. In this part of the book analysis I will give some more details about the plot development. There were no hooks or hurdles in the beginning of...

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