Title: The Outsiders
Author: Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1950)
Type of work: Novel
Genre: Class struggle; coming-of-age
SETTING TIME: 1965
SETTING PLACE: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date of publication: 1967
Publisher: Viking Press
Narrator: Ponyboy Curtis
Point of view: First-person omniscient
Tone: Colloquial and reflective
Tense: Past with some present tense
Protagonist: Ponyboy Curtis
Major conflict: Class struggle: the wealthy Socs oppress the poor greasers
Rising action: Bob's murder; the church burns
Climax: The boys attempt to save the schoolchildren; Johnny dies
Falling action: Ponyboy and Dallas promise to stop fighting; Ponyboy recovers from his trauma; he is accorded a solution for recouping his suffering school grades
...noble and honourable, effectively conveys this main key idea throughout the play....
...types of pressure group. They can be insider or outsider groups, or sectional or...
The Use of Dark and Light Imagery in “the Outsider” and Woman at Point Zero” to Convey Change in Mood and Pace
...The use of dark and light imagery in “The Outsider” and Woman at Point Zero” to...
...introduced to several ‘imaginary characters’, who are in fact delusional figures...
...conventions of the naïve narrator, the theme of the outsider and symbolism, which...