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Hinton - 514 words
S.E. Hinton is considered to be one of the greatest writers about youth of all time. Since she often writes from a boys point of view, she uses her initials S.E. instead of her name Susan Eloise. She explains this by saying, I figured that most boys would look at the book and think, What can a chick know about stuff like that? She was born in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was raised there and went to college at the University of Tulsa, with education as her major. She wrote her first, and probably most famous novel, The Ousiders, at age 16. It was published three years later in 1967. From this book she became known as the "Voice of the Youth." After having writers block for three years becaus ...
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Jd Salinger Vs Se Hinton - 964 words
Imagine this: you write a novel, and it is banned. All that hard work down the drain. To J.D. Salinger and S.E. Hinton this is not a figment of their imagination. This IS reality. Salingers Catcher in The Rye and Hintons The Outsiders have been banned in many school districts and public libraries. These two mistreated novels, each of the authors most famous, are proof of their literary greatness. Their greatness can be found in their literary style. Although these authors are similar in some aspects, they are dissimilar in others. The first way to compare and contrast Hinton and Salinger is to discuss them as human beings. Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919, in New York City. ...
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The Outsiders - 1,513 words
"Among adolescents, so-called 'body talk' can be a major topic of discussion. This is the time when the body arrives to greet its owner, and how to respond with its obvious significance. With ease and enjoyment? With fear and constraint? With abandon, if not reckless abandon?" Robert Coles, (Coles 159). When adolescence occurs in the typical teenager, one of the major transitions in human life occurs. The body of a teenager becomes the body of an adult. This metamorphosis that occurs leaves the ordinary teen to use their new body in a way that they never have before. Robert Coles' quote and this ideology is greatly defined in the novel The Outsiders. The Outsiders is a novel based on an adol ...
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The Outsiders - 1,160 words
... s. Sometimes, Ponyboy is daydreaming and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isn't dead: "...That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere elsemaybe The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboy's point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the feeling of realism in t ...
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The Outsiders - 480 words
The novel I read was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. My copy of The Outsiders was published in 1997, but the original was first published in 1967, both by Viking Penguin. S.E. Hinton wrote this novel when she was just sixteen in the 1950s. The times are different, so some thing were a little confusing, but overall the book was written well. The story takes place in a city in Oklahoma in the 1950s. The storys main character is a boy by the name of Ponyboy who is fourteen years old. He is sensitive beneath a tough and confused outer layer. Ponyboy is very smart for being a greaser, he has tuff looking hair, he has a strong build for his age, hes the youngest in the gang, and he doesnt like the g ...
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Gang Life - 598 words
Gang Life In life, teenagers and adults join gangs for difficulties in their life. They feel that they need a group of people to understand and support them through the rough stage of their life. In the novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old boy who is a part of the gang called the greasers. His whole remaining family are greasers. Gang life can lead to death and trouble. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy is in a gang with all of the people he grew up with in the neighborhood, including his two brothers, Sodapop and Darry. In a fight against the socials, the enemy of the greasers, Ponyboy and another member of the greasers named Johnny were outnumbered five-two. In orde ...
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That Was Then This Is Now - 931 words
1. In the story That Was Then, This is Now, the main character was a 16 year old boy named Bryon. Being 16 and living in the 50s would obviously give anyone a very trendy look. You could either be a Greaser or a SOC. In the novel, Bryon was a greaser. He always wore things such as jeans, and Tee Shirts. With his brown hair, and blue eyes Bryon had his share of girlfriends. Bryon didnt have the same personality as most of the other greasers, he was nice, and more mature. Even though he still had that rugged, rebel personality he still had a side of kindness. Another Character in this book was Mark, Mark was Bryons best friend since they were 5. They almost acted like brothers. While Bryon was ...
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The Outsiders - 816 words
I read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, who at age 16 wrote this book. The book contains 156 very well written pages. The book would probably be placed in the adventure category. The book was written on things that S.E. Hinton experience in her life as a teenager. Almost everything that occurs in this book happened to S.E. as a kid. Let me tell you a little more about this book. In this book the narrator is a boy named Ponyboy. Ponyboy is a fourteen year old living at home with his 2 older brothers. Ponys parents were killed in a car accident when Pony was a little boy. Ponys hair is light-brown. He likes to wear it longer than most boys his age. His eyes are a greenish-gray color. Pony introd ...
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The Outsiders - 401 words
Author: S. E Hinton Publishing Company: Puffin books Copyright Date: 1967 Number of Pages: 180 Price: $5.99 ISBN: 0-14-038572-X In a small town a gang made up of seven people are called Greasers. Ponyboy, the main character in this story is different from the others in his gang. Ponyboys brothers, Garry and Sodapop, support their family because their parents died in a car accident when Ponyboy was very young. The Greasers are at a constant war with the Socs, or the Socials, the richer west side kids. One night Ponyboy finds himself asleep in a vacant lot with his friend Johnny. As Ponyboy realizes what time it is he runs home and gets hit by his over protective brother, Garry, because it was ...
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Artificial Intelligence - 1,304 words
... ify more complex shapes, e. g., a person's face, the professors estimate the requirement would be at least 100 times more pixels as well as additional circuits that mimic the movement-sensitive and edge-enhancing functions of the eye. They feel it is possible to achieve this number of pixels in the near future. When it does arrive, the new technology will likely be capable of recognizing human faces. Visual recognition would have an undeniable effect on reducing crime in automated financial transactions. Future technology breakthroughs will bring visual recognition closer to the recognition of individuals, thereby enhancing the security of automated financial transactions. Voice recognit ...
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The Outsiders - 1,000 words
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 giv ...
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Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education - 1,169 words
Let me begin this essay by stating that I am a retired English teacher of 34 years experience and believe that I have treated all of my students fairly and equitably. Three times I had been named into Whos Who Among American Teachers and two of those nominations have been by minority students, one black and one Hispanic. Those students realized that my classroom standards were just as tough on them as they were on the majority Caucasian students and that I gave them no favoritism, slack or handicap for their minority-status ethnicity. I had always refused to dumb down my curriculum (Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature, Writing Skills) to accommodate students that lacked motivation, desire, curio ...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper - 1,509 words
Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Research Paper "I am Me, My Eyes Toward God" Mark Evans Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transformation of Janie, from a young unconfident girl to a thriving woman. Janie experiences many things that make her a compelling character who takes readers along as her companion, on her voyage to discover the mysteries and rewards life has to offer. ...
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The Piltdown Man - 735 words
1. A hoax A hoax: n. 1. Practical joke 2. Deceptive trick 3. Play trick upon 4. Decieve example: Piltdown Man For forty years they were considered one of the archaeological finds of the century: A fragment of jaw and a part of a skull that could prove man evolved from the apes. They were the bones of Eoanthropus dawsoni found near Piltdown Common in Sussex. The bones of the "Missing Link." Not since 1953 the name "Piltdown" hasn't been associated with great scientific discovery, but great scientific fraud. It was in that year that a group of scientists, lead by Kenneth Page Oakley, attempted to use the new method of fluorine testing to get a more exact date on the bones. What the test showed ...
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The Outsiders - 1,194 words
... and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isn't dead: "...That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere else-maybe asleep in the lot..." The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboy's point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of the plot to help its development. To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the fe ...
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Communists In China - 1,866 words
... reasingly disturbed by Japanese incursions in the north. In the public mind, the CCP knew what their problems were and were, more importantly, prepared to do something about the situation. Therefore, the Second World War was a useful opportunity, where they showed their efficient guerilla warfare under Maos firm leadership. More and more peasants became actively resistant, because of the Japanese atrocities. As a result of the weakness or absence of local notables, the communists were able to place themselves at the head of this movement of popular patriotic resistance to the foreign invaders. The CCP also included the status of women into their policies. As Mao said, Women hold up half ...
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Media Violence (complete With Bibliograhy) - 1,234 words
Psychological Reasoning Is Media Violence Harmful to Children? Media violence is getting more attention now than ever, as a precursor to children becoming violent teens and adults. Does watching a violent cartoon before school in the morning influence children to go to school and show violence toward their peers? The verdict seems to still be out on this issue. Some studies show children can differentiate between cartoon violence and violent shows depicting real people such as research by Deakin University lecturer David Ritchie. Other research conflicts Ritchie's findings. Many children, especially preschool age, cannot differentiate between animated/fantasy, violence and reality based viol ...
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Critical Analysis Of "the Outsiders" - 932 words
There were all kind of feelings going trough my mind as read the S.E. Hinton novel The Ousiders. Envy, love, roughness, strength, happiness...which leads me to think of this novel as a dramatic humorist nonfiction story that represents the reality that a society in every place in earth has to face with. There are always to sides: the good ones and the bad ones. Obviously it is not possible to define each one because there are different ways of setting a preference for who is the good or the bad. The Socs are the privilege kids from the West that as the word Soc means society, they have nice cars, they are rich and they live for bluffing. The greasers are the unprivileged ones who live in the ...
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Gang Warfare And Themes In The Outsiders - 487 words
"The Outsiders" by S. E Hinton is an early novel based on two waring juvenile gangs, divided by economical and social background, the lower East side Greasers and the upper West side Socs. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of these distinct worlds. I chose the novel "The Outsiders" as a text for year 10 for the following reasons: It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel that's theme can be found in any society and time period. The student can rela ...
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