"Theme Of Violence The Outsiders" Essays and Research Papers

  • Theme Of Violence The Outsiders

    The Outsiders INTRODUCTION: "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...

    Fiction, Fiction writing, Gang 1116  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders In class we have been reading a novel called ‘The Outsiders’ by S E Hilton. This book was published forty years ago and is still popular because it has an interesting theme and characters as well. The book was set in the 1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, America. This book is about a boy named Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers and his gang. Ponyboy is from a gang called the greasers. The greasers are enemies with the socs who are the rich kids. Ponyboy is good friends with Johnny Cade, who...

    Gang, Gangs, The Outsiders 818  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Outsiders

     S.E. Hinton: The Outsiders A Term Paper In Partial Fulfillment For Language Arts 11 By Eduardo Rivera Rivera 5/22/13 Mr. Jesus Ramos Period 6 S.E. Hinton is one of the best known American authors. She has written many stories and novels, none of which are as famous as her young-adult novel, The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton has won some awards for her contributions to English literature. Her books have been used in schools as she has...

    Francis Ford Coppola, Rumble Fish, S. E. Hinton 1423  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    ‘The Outsiders’ written by S.E Hinton demonstrates that violence can cause much change to a person on the inside as well as outside. This book became an immediate success when it was written during the 1960’s and was based around the reputation and the stereotypes of that current decade. If you were a kid growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma you either belonged to one of two groups, a “Soc” or a “Greaser”. In this book, there are many differences between the two groups, which tends to cause much violence...

    Causality, Emotion, Greaser 913  Words | 3  Pages

  • "The Theme of violence in Richard Wright's Native Son".

    is the direct result of white racism. Bigger Thomas is a product of this society, and is driven to hostile actions as a result of his rage. The central theme of this novel is one of violence. The three components developing this theme are elements of setting, imagery, and symbolism. One important element in developing Wright's theme of violence is the setting. This novel takes place in Chicago, where there is a vast difference between the lives of the black and the white society. Robert Bone emphasizes...

    African American, Afro-Latin American, Black people 1402  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Outsider

    English A1 Higher Level World Literature Assignment 2c: A detailed study of an extract from pages 14 to 15 from The Outsider by Albert Camus Word Count: 1,378 I have decided to focus on an extract from chapter 1 of Albert Camus’ The Outsider as I feel this extract is highly significant as it serves as a device of exposition to develop Meursault’s, continuously judged, character and provides foregrounding for the rest of the novel. The prose style...

    Absurdism, Albert Camus, Existentialism 1524  Words | 5  Pages

  • Outsider

    In the short story “The Outsider” by Lovercraft, there are many themes projected. Although, the feel that the author is trying to project is in order to prevent loneliness you must accept who you are. There is something that drives us not to want to be lonely, and this is where the tone plays in. A clear connection to being lonely is the connection of feeling melancholy. In the beginning of the story the character is lonely to the point he tries every so hard to “cling desperately to those sere...

    Emotion, Feeling, Fiction 980  Words | 3  Pages

  • Violence as a Central theme in Blood Brothers

    Violence is a central theme in the play. Discuss this theme with close reference to the play. (20) Contextually, the play ‘Blood Brothers’ was written by Willy Russell and is set in the 1980s in Thatcher’s Britain and is a social commentary of the ways in which different social classes were treated in the early 1980s, where money was short and families were considerably larger than you would expect to see today. The story is told through the voice of the omnipresent narrator, who is presented as...

    Aggression, Black-and-white films, Blood brother 897  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsiders

    The Discrimination of Outsiders ZZ Packer’s Drinking Coffee Elsewhere a book that consists of many short stories that are very similar in plot, however very different in the overall meaning of the story. Throughout her compilations of short stories Packer grasps the idea of being labeled an “outside” in our society. In these three stories “Brownies, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, and Geese” all of the main characters of the story receive discrimination from their other peers. In one story “Brownies”...

    Caucasian race, Discrimination, Fiction 1272  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    ?John McKenna Mr. Cook English III Honors 10 May 2008 Themes of “The Outsiders” In the novel “The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the protagonist Ponyboy struggles with many common problems that a teenager encounters. One of these problems is when he struggles with remaining loyal to the Greasers and living a moral life. The Greasers don’t have many morals except for looking out for each other, and that is how most of them lose their innocence. This is the problem that Ponyboy must deal with. He...

    Greaser, Life, Novel 1189  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    Q1. With evidence from the text, explain why the text is entitled “The Outsiders”. The text is entitled “The Outsiders” is show there in the social system of a teenager’s world, for example, Ponyboy’s, there is a huge difference between groups. One example is the Socials and the Greasers. The Socs, an abbreviation for the Socials, are favoured by society because they are rich and educated as said in the book. It says, “…. But it’s the abbreviation for the Socials, the jet set, the West-side...

    Crime, Death, Gang 1490  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Outsider

    The Outsiders S.E. Hinton “No rival gangs, only Socs. And you can't win against them no matter how hard you try, because they've got all the breaks and even whipping them isn't going to change that fact.” The Outsiders a novel that was first published in 1967 by the author S.E Hinton is not only a novel about gang mentality and gang rivalry but is also about how a person could feel like ‘an outsider’ based on where they live or how much money they have. In Pony Boy’s case it was his grades that...

    Emotion, Feeling, Feelings 837  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Outsider

    The Outsiders The Outsiders was written by S.E. Hinton and takes place in an unnamed town in the United States. The whole story takes place over a few days and describes the life from the view point of Ponyboy Curtis who is the main character of the story as this is his story from an outsider, a Greaser. A Greaser is someone that comes from the East side of town, which is the poor side of town and has long hair and puts grease in it to make it look shiny and slick. The three main characters of...

    1967 in literature, Nothing Gold Can Stay, S. E. Hinton 2275  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders was written by a teenager about teenagers. It is told in a first-person narration style, with the narrator being a 14-year-old boy. This story deals with issues that are very close to the hearts of teens, whether in the 1960s when this book was written or today. Ponyboy Curtis is the narrator of this story, and it is through his eyes that the events unfold. Ponyboy takes the reader through a two-week period that will shape the rest of his life. No adults figure prominently in this...

    Adolescence, S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders is a novel written by S. E. Hinton. It is the story of a traumatic time in the lives of three major characters: Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Winston. They are all members of the lower class gang of "Greasers", a term created by the upper-class "Socs." These three boys play a major role in bridging the gap between the two seemingly different groups. Growing up on the poorer side of town, they witness many things, some of which they would not choose to, but they do anyway because...

    1967 in literature, Nothing Gold Can Stay, S. E. Hinton 1317  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    The author S.E.Hinton uses extreme events to make the argument that given a chance; even those labelled ‘bad’ by society can do good. In the novel The Outsiders the characters that are labelled bad greasers who are placed in challenging situations. Those situations demonstrate that people are not always what they are labelled. S.E.Hinton uses her characters and their actions to persuade us that you cannot label someone until you know them and what they have been through. The novel demonstrates that...

    Bad, English-language films, Form of the Good 1361  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsider

    What is means to be an outsider in America? Throughout history, America has encountered battles of racism, discrimination, and segregation. Victory of these social battles did not guarantee that these issues still wouldn’t occur. In America today, many people are still affected by racism, discrimination and segregation. American writers such as Langston Hughes, Aurora Levins Morales, and Gertrude Bonnin have experienced the feeling of being an outsider differently. Through their writings, we...

    African American, Hair, Indigenous peoples of the Americas 1714  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders is a novel by S.E Hinton that is set in the 1960’s in a city close to New York. It is about the conflict between the rich people, the upper-class, the west-side kids, called the Socs and the lower class, poorer people, called the Greasers. The conflict between the two social groups occurs because the Socs are too real and too demanding for things. The Greasers are being jumped by the Socs and that creates conflict and hatred between the two groups who aren’t really that...

    Cher, Gang, Need 982  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsiders

    een ander heeft in een straat met rijwoningen een bijzondere tuin. Dit zijn eenvoudige voorbeelden van deviant gedrag waardoor mensen in bepaalde situaties bestempeld kunnen worden als buitenstaander. Het volgende essay is gebaseerd op het boek ‘Outsiders’ van Howard S. Becker (1997). In dit boek wordt Beckers onderzoek (1963) over buitenstaanders beschreven. ‘Deviantie’ is een bijzonder belangrijke term in zijn boek. Hij definieert deviant gedrag als volgt: Het door een persoon uit een bepaalde groep...

    1122  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    Tanya Wilson English 101 Dr. Mullens 4/29/13 Tanya Wilson English 101 Dr. Mullens 4/29/13 Over the years we’ve seen people divided socially by attitudes, money, and lifestyles. In The Outsiders they too are divided socially by attitudes, money, and lifestyles. Although there really isn’t much difference between the Greasers and the Socs, they are divided. There are some similarities between the Greasers and the Socs. The kids are about the same age, each group has problems...

    Crime, Criminology, Difference 834  Words | 3  Pages

  • How significant is the theme of violence in "Of Mice and Men"?

    an extraordinary friendship between two ranch workers who fight for survival in the harsh times of the 1930s, the great depression of America. The essay concerns the role of violence throughout the novel and explores the theme of violence in different parts of the tale, as well as looking how specific characters use violence for different reasons. Specific areas of which the novel will explore are parts such as the death of Curlys wife, the fight between Curly and Lennie and the death of Lennie....

    Aggression, Domestic violence, Great Depression 2521  Words | 7  Pages

  • the outsiders

    ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E Hinton shows the challenges of teenagers in America during the 1960’s. Many of the characters in the novel are ‘heroes’ as they face their fears and become better people. Johnny was a character to remember. He overcame his own fears to save the lives of pony-boy and a group of young children. Darry was courageous due to the sacrifices and choices he made to his family. Cherry Valance will be highly remembered for all she stood up for and all she believed in. Although all these...

    Character, Fiction, Greaser 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders Essay

    The Outsiders Essay – Describe an interesting theme from a text you have studied. Explain why this theme is interesting. In the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton an important theme is family and friendship. This theme is interesting because it shows us how when you’re family you come together to look after each other no matter what. The theme of friendship is also interesting because when your friends you support each other through everything and anything no matter what the consequences are...

    Family, Friendship, Greaser 1429  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Outsiders- from Books to Movies

    “The Outsiders” S.E Hinton S.E Hinton published her book, “The Outsiders” on April 24, 1967. Sixteen years later in 1983, The Outsiders was then produced and was showed in theaters. SETTING The author never mentioned exactly where this all took place; In 1965 in an unnamed city, in an unnamed state, the East Side/West Side which is two “zones” divided by economics; East Siders don’t have enough money and West Siders have plenty. An abandoned church on top of a hill, the country, and...

    1967 in literature, Nothing Gold Can Stay, S. E. Hinton 1308  Words | 4  Pages

  • violence

    How violence in our country is affecting today’s Belizean youth? Violence is a behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone; although the law considers it as the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force. There are different types of violence, self-directed violence, collective violence, non-physical, interpersonal violence and targeted violence. The self-directed violence is divided into two groups the suicidal and self-abuse...

    Abuse, Acts of the Apostles, Aggression 793  Words | 4  Pages

  • violence

    Violent role in history In the “Violence Vanquished” with Steven Pinker, Pinker considers that the modern era is the most peaceful time in the history of the human species. All kinds of violence have declined due to the progress of human civilization, government ability to enforcement, development of commerce and the expansion of cosmopolitanism. The author has pulled together data from numerous statistical sources to back up his claim that violence has tended to decline through human history...

    Civilization, Human, Slavery 1343  Words | 4  Pages

  • Violence

    Nowadays, school violence becomes a serious problem in many countries. Especially in Vietnam, there r more and more SV with more serious consequence. Everybody usually thinks that school is a peaceful place, but now the risk of dangerous is lucking? Our children. So, what should we do to protect our children? First, we have to find out the causes of SV. After that, we can expose some solutions. In short, what I want to talk abs today is cause and solution of SV. Let’s start with some reason why...

    Education, Interpersonal relationship, Psychology 880  Words | 3  Pages

  • Research Paper On The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton

    Thesis: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, a novel which tells the story of conflict between the "greasers" and the "Socs," captures the voice of ponyboy and his friends in a realistic way that relates to boys and their gangs even today. This story has a lot of issues that are going to be talked about in this paper such as the realism, the conflicts, the characters, Hintons style, the themes, etc. This book is pretty interesting and brings up a lot of good issues. There are a lot of reasons for reading...

    Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Frost, S. E. Hinton 2399  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Outsiders Debate

    In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the Socs are the ones to blame for all of the problems. After all they are the cause of the rumble. The Socs are no good drunk 24/7 idiots who need to turn their ego down, and intelligence up. They screw up MANY times in the book. Yah yah, greasers are not perfect, but at least they have some common sense. And I’ll tell you why the greasers are innocent and the Socs are not. First of all, Johnny was justified in killing Bob. It was in self-defense...

    1948 births, Death, Francis Ford Coppola 1113  Words | 3  Pages

  • Violence

    Erick Perez English 282 AD Kitamura March 11, 2014 Violence San Mateo usually Isn’t a very violent place, or so I thought. Two years ago at the St Timothy carnival I was robbed at knifepoint by some punk in a black hoodie. I was walking up to a concession stand to get some cotton candy when I felt a hand on my shoulder and something sharp against my back, I tried turning around to see who it was but he quickly pushed me back around and told me to stand still while he searched my pockets for...

    Cannon, Charles Colson, Crime 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsider Music for Outsider People

    Jan Demafiles English 1301 Professor Huff 24 November 2012 Outsider Music For Outsider People For as long as it has existed heavy metal has consistently been stereotyped, dismissed and condemned. Everything from the lyrics, the imagery, and the guttural vocals has been badgered by everyone who does not believe heavy metal is not a form of music. I am here to set the record straight. If people were to take the time and analyze what is in the music, heavy metal is not as demonic and malicious...

    Alice Cooper, Black metal, Death metal 1291  Words | 4  Pages

  • Theme

    Eddie Truong Prof. Gray English 28 11 March 2013 Finding The Theme Many stories around the world have a wide variety of theme and issues that are not easily identified. Throughout stories, authors like to describe the characterization of character rather than the plot. The reason authors don’t describe the plot of the story is because through the characterization of the characters, readers are able to distinguish the different issues the author has planted in the story. Alice Walker’s...

    Character, Family, Fiction 934  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsider Essay

    dictionary defines an outsider as “a person who is not accepted by or who is isolated from society” This archetype is a character within a text that is positioned outside the mainstream society the result of which many not only affect the individual, but also other people. Their outsider status can help to define decisions they make in life but may also be the result of barriers preventing their inclusiveness to society such as age, skin colour, or beliefs. The poems Theme for English B by Langston...

    Affect, Black people, Novel 1231  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsider Speech Exploring the "Outsider" Notion

    Outsider speech “I was an insider and an outsider. I was at home and I was exiled. I had never been happier, nor had I been so sad,” Betty Bao Lord confessed; a U.S writer referring to her years in Communist China during the 1980s. Indeed year eleven, the concept “outsider” embodies both the notions of acceptance and exclusion no matter whether you’re a maestro, a Jewish WWII veteran or a migrant seeking appreciation. It is their intrinsic value that defines them rather than the exterior qualities...

    Anna Goldsworthy, Audrey Flack, Grammatical person 792  Words | 3  Pages

  • Violence Is the Answer?

    Alexa Keating 3/24/13 Violence Is The Answer? Human violence is frowned upon by society, but it is a very common theme for short stories. Authors use gruesome or macabre details to develop and emphasize theme. Theme, the controlling idea or insight to the story, can be clarified when authors use such extreme forms of violence. In the short stories “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene, “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson, and “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Conell, some form of gruesome actions...

    Fiction, Shirley Jackson, Short story 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Does John Steinbeck Present the Theme of Violence in Of Mice and Men?

    How does Steinbeck present the theme of violence in ‘Of Mice and Men’? John Steinbeck’s short novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ presents the desolate nature of 1930s America, in particular Soledad, close to where Steinbeck himself grew up and worked during this time. Notably, Steinbeck focuses on the life of migrant workers who were forced to travel from ranch to ranch in search of work as a result of the simultaneous occurring disasters ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Dustbowl’. Due to the economic crisis...

    Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Novel 1292  Words | 3  Pages

  • Discuss How Social Class Division and Rivalry Is Depicted in the Outsiders

    In her classic novel, The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton represents the social class and rivalry of her time. Through the endless struggles between the rich city dwellers, the Socs and the Eastern residents, the Greasers, Hinton depicts the social hierarchy and conflict. She explains in her novel that the class differences causes rivalry between the rich and poor. However, as Ponyboy matures his black and white view towards the world begins to blur. Ultimately, Hinton shows that there is no fine line between...

    Difference, Novel, S. E. Hinton 1248  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    |Related Text Overview: Novel | |Title of novel |The Outsiders | |Author |S.E. Hinton | |Date published ...

    Crime, Epistolary novel, Gang 2458  Words | 11  Pages

  • The Outsiders Text Response

    Text Response Option 2- “The Outsiders” S.E. Hinton What are the lessons that S.E. Hinton wants to teach us through the story of “The Outsiders’? A number of lessons can be learnt from reading S.E. Hinton’s debut novel “The Outsiders”. By naming the novel “The Outsiders” yet writing it from the greasers perspective, we feel more like an insider in this group society seem to be pushing out. We identify with the underdog from the opening page. We find ourselves seeing life through the eyes of the greasers...

    1948 births, Francis Ford Coppola, Learning 839  Words | 2  Pages

  • Media Violence

    troubled youth, others looked beyond the obvious, pointing an accusing finger at the level of violence in the media. Could higher levels of violence in the media be what’s pushing some troubled students to commit violence? What the research shows The idea that media violence may cause some people, particularly young people, to commit violence is not new. Parents have been concerned about violence on television almost since the medium’s inception, and researchers have been studying television’s...

    Aggression, Columbine High School, Columbine High School massacre 1740  Words | 6  Pages

  • Anger and Violence in Partition Literature

    Anger and Violence in Partition Literature By : Madhu Sharma Partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947 was the biggest and most painful event in the whole human history. Millions of refugees came from Pakistan to India and vice-versa to seek a shelter of safety and security over their heads. The inarticulatable pain, trauma, angst and violence they went through is hard to believe and even imagine. They lost their hearth and houses, became alien in their own country and were treated inhumanly as...

    British Raj, Delhi, Human 1479  Words | 4  Pages

  • violence in kindred

    August 7th, 2015 Is the Violence in Kindred Necessary? In modern society, violence is unquestionably looked down upon. With any type of inhumane abuse, there is a strict set of laws in place to protect victims. However, this was not always the case. In Octavia Butler’s book Kindred, she does not hesitate in intensely describing the unjust and violent exploitation of power by white people against blacks within the 1800’s. Even more so, she uses violence as a dominant theme throughout the entire novel...

    Abuse, Black people, Slavery 1221  Words | 5  Pages

  • Violence: A Striking Theme throughout God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun

    Discuss Glauber Rocha’s approach to violence and morality in God and the Devil in the Land of Sun. Glauber Rocha’s purpose as a filmmaker, as he explains, has always been to contribute to the creation of a cinema that is genuinely Brazilian, based on national features, which can facilitate the social and political awareness required for the transformation of Brazil as a country. In the course of forming an identity for a new national cinema, which sought to deviate from the conventions of the...

    Devil, Evil, Glauber Rocha 1971  Words | 6  Pages

  • gun violence

    Michael Reidy Social Justice 12/9/13 Ever since the 1990s, gun violence in America has been a problem that has worried many American citizens. There have been too many incidents in which guns have caused death to innocent people. The technology of guns has progressed rapidly in recent years, making the weapons more efficient but yet more lethal. If a gun gets in the hands of someone wanting to do harm, it would be hard to stop him/her from injuring those around. In the past twenty years...

    Catholic social teaching, Conservatism, Firearm 897  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sex and Violence

    200 Professor Fish 4/17/13 Sex and Violence: The Impact on American Culture Sex and violence have continued to be two of the most popular themes to center our media and entertainment around. The television, radio, and internet all act as communication channels that constantly present content containing graphic acts of sex or violence. As a result our current generation has become accustomed to seeing more and more realistic portrayals of sex and violence, numbing them to it in the process. This...

    Aggression, Entertainment, Heavy metal music 918  Words | 3  Pages

  • Explore the Theme of Outsiders in the History Boys

    Explore the theme of outsiders in act one of The History Boys The theme of outsiders is prominent and reoccurring throughout act one of Alan Bennetts play The History Boys. Bennett’s language choices and dramatic techniques help the reader to understand the theme more comprehensively. Bennett projects the theme of outsiders through characters such as Posner, the head teacher, Irwin, Mrs Lintott and Scripps. Bennett also carefully chooses scenes in which to display the theme of outsiders. This essay...

    Alan Bennett, Drama, Frances de la Tour 540  Words | 2  Pages

  • Violence In Schools

    Violence in Schools Students are dropping out, changing schools, being bullied, getting hurt by both insiders (such as students) and outsiders coming into the school. School should be considered as a safe learning place. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many students walk into their schools fearing the day ahead of them because this place is a place where they can be teased, bullied, stolen from and sexually, physically and mentally abused; all pieces of the issue called school...

    Andrew Kehoe, Crime, Education 1110  Words | 3  Pages

  • Othello as an Outsider

    In Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the character Othello is presented as an outsider to the events that are taking place amongst the other characters. He was excluded from what the truth holds and this caused his downfall, along with his jealous nature and stubbornness. To make things worse Iago’s cunning plans captures Othello into a downward spiral to his defeat. The sense of irony involved is regarded as a highly important technique that is repeated through out the play. As a stubborn and decisive...

    Desdemona, Face, Iago 1075  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsiders in Brave New World

    Outsiders are a very common theme in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many characters show traits of an outsider. John is one character who fits the bill. He is the ultimate outsider. Other outsiders in the book are Bernard and Linda. All of these characters have traits that make it difficult for them to “fit in” to the society of the New World. They don’t fit in a conforming society. These three characters are perfect examples of outsiders in Brave New World. Bernard is an outsider...

    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, George Orwell 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • Work Violence

    Violence At Work Persuasive Essay I. What is workplace violence? A. Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. 1. Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. a. It can occur at or outside the workplace b. It can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. II. According to the California branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration there are three types of workplace violence: A. Type...

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, Crime, Domestic violence 764  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sodapop - the Outsiders

    The Ousiders Essay - Sodapop Curtis In S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, there are many themes represented in the book, but one of the main themes is social ostracism, or the conflict between the economic classes. There are two rival gangs within The Outsiders:  the Socs and the Greasers.  The Socs represent the upper class while the Greasers represent the lower class.  The Socs, "jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get...

    1967 in literature, Gang, Nothing Gold Can Stay 1283  Words | 3  Pages

  • The outsiders essay

    throughout a period of time. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, there is a lot of character change. There are changes in relationships with others as well as with self. People can evolve into almost completely new beings. When you live in a very tough society, such as 1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, people are judging you by the length of your hair, and what side of the railroad tracks you live on. Ponyboy Curtis is a greaser who changes a lot in the book The Outsiders. Ponyboy Curtis is a fourteen year...

    1967 in literature, Nothing Gold Can Stay, S. E. Hinton 1168  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outsiders Theme Essay

    feeling very well and is not in very good shape (pg.131-145). It could have been easy for Ponyboy to change any of the decisions he made, but he did not. So in the end the decisions Ponyboy ultimately made define him as the hero that he is. In The Outsiders Ponyboy overcomes social boundaries. Ponyboy comes to the realization that everybody is not so different. Even though somebody might appear different we are all alike were just human. Ponyboy’s relationship with Cherry Valance proves that even though...

    American films, Debut albums, Decision making 749  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sex and Violence

    exposure to violence, the young students nowadays think that sex and violence is normal. It sends the wrong signal that everyone is doing it and that it happens on a daily basis to every people. As a solution to this problem, it is my conviction that sex and violence on television should be regulated by the government. For me, access to sex and violence on television should be restricted not only to children but even adults. It is my suggestion that shows about sex and violence should be...

    Adultery, Fornication, Human sexual behavior 1397  Words | 4  Pages

  • Outsiders: Compare and Contrast

    always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.” – Jimi Hendrix. The tone, purpose, and gangs in the Outsiders and the article share some traits, and differ with others. For example, they share the theme of violence among youth. However, the view of the gangs on violence differs. One common theme The Outsiders and the news article share violence among youth. In The Outsiders, the main character, Ponyboy, is involved in a local gang. Throughout the novel, he indicates his reluctance in...

    Crime, Criminology, Gang 459  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Outsiders

    Banned Book Report The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton was written in 1967. This novel tells the story of the conflict between two different social groups, the greasers and the socs. The socs were the socials who lived in the rich part of town, and the greasers were the lower class youths. This novel tackles issues such as violence, class conflict, and prejudice. The novel takes place in the early sixties. The Outsiders examines how two different groups compete, and unite for survival, which is often...

    Censorship, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Freedom of speech 504  Words | 2  Pages

  • School Violence

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