Outsiders Locking In - 1,010 words
In the United States something very odd happened during the period of time from the middle of the 1950's up to the impact of the crisis of the 1960's. For once in the storied history of the United States a majority of Americans accepted the same system of assumptions. This shared system of assumptions is known as the liberal consensus. The main reason there was such a thing as liberal consensus was because of the extreme economic growth we experienced in the U.S. during the post World War II era. However, the consensus didn't apply to one important group of people. These were the combat soldiers it the Vietnam War. Their experiences at home and abroad suggest that they were outsiders to the ...
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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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Outsiders - 573 words
The following is a transcript of the recent hearing of the L: Randy were you there the night of Bobs death? L: What happened that night and how did it happen? R: Well it all started when we all saw the two Greasers (Pony and Johnny) in the park. We were completely drunk and had no idea what we were doing so I guess we all just wanted to beat the two of them up, no really big reason it is just that the we hate the Greasers and the Greasers hate us. So we got out of the car and started to gang beat pony, when I think of it now it is kind of harsh, we mostly just tried to drown him but we ended up not harming either one of them that much it was Bob that was going to pay the consequence. I turne ...
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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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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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The Outsiders - 981 words
The main character, Ponyboy he is a greaser, part of the lowest-class kids who wear their hair long and greasy, wear blue jeans and ripped-up T-shirts. There is another group of kids called the Socs. They were the preppy kids, the rich ones, the goody-two-shoes.The Greasers and the Socs do not get along and have their daily brawls in the street. One day, as Ponyboy is walking home from a movie, he is jumped and beaten by a gang of Socs. At the last minute, his gang of greasers--including his brothers Darry and Sodapop, who raise Ponyboy. The next night, Ponyboy and Johnny go to a movie with Dally; they sit behind a pair of attractive Soc girls, whom Dally hits in his rude self. After Johnny ...
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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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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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Alienation In "richard Cory," "miracle Boy" And "the Outsiders" - 681 words
Alienation is a feeling of separation which can be felt in many different forms, whether it be socially, culturally, or by self estrangement. In the works of The Outsiders, "Richard Cory," and "Miracle Boy," alienation is the main theme. In each of the works, there was an outsider or a group of outsiders. An outsider is someone living in a way in which society believes is different. In the movie, The Outsiders, there was a strong dislike of the group called the Greasers. They weren't as rich as the other group of the town, the Socs. The Greasers were alienated against because society thought that they were mischievous and disruptive. One of the Socs, Randy, said something that brought out th ...
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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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International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,865 words
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art - 1,295 words
During my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I observed many interesting paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The two exhibits I chose to do my report on were Anonymous Official, from the thirteenth dynasty in Egypt, (1783 B.C.), and Head from a Herm from the early Greek civilization, (first quarter of the fifth century). (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, Howard, pg. 306) I chose these two particular exhibits because of their faces. The way the human face is portrayed is an excellent way to figure out how humans were perceived in these specific time periods. You can compare the two different faces from the two different time periods, and compare and contrast the two time periods. ...
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The life of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential early blues artists, in shrouded by vague details and encompassed in mystery. His emotion filled playing and singing blends to form some of the most moving, original blues music ever produced. Ironically, despite being one of the top influences to blues music, little is known about the shy, mild mannered bluesman. "Almost nothing, is known about his life he is only a name on a few recordings." Where did he come from? Who was Johnsons family. Who inspired Robert to play the blues and who influenced his music? Who exactly was Robert Johnson? Only the vague recollections of his friends and family link us to the mysterious life of Robert Jo ...
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Joy Luck Club - 1,963 words
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan, 1989, Chinese A. Jing-Mei (June) Woo. June is rebellious in nature, always swimming against her mothers dreams for her, not because they were harmful dreams but because she felt she could never live up to them, and she didnt because she thought she couldnt. Her mothers death has brought her face to face with questions about herself, her mother, and both their identities. B. Suyuan Woo. Like any mother Suyuan wanted her daughter to be the best she could be. She pushed her, to make her proud of herself, to give that one child what the two that were swallowed by her past could not. A. An-Mei Hsu. She is a strong woman, whose strength came form her mothers sacrifice. ...
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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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