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The name of the movie I have chosen is The Outsiders. The reason why I chose this movie is because it was one of my favorite movies to watch when I was in middle school. I remember in middle school that I was in a reading and writing class where the teacher provided students several books to read together as a class and The Outsiders was one of the novels. I always had an issue with reading since I was kid even today in college because I have a reading comprehension disability where I have a hard time remembering what I read as well as having trouble pronouncing words. This was such an awesome book and for the first time I was able to understand the whole story. The whole class actually enjoyed reading this book. Whenever the class finishes …show more content…
Ponyboy Curtis is the youngest character at age fourteen and is also the narrator of the movie. Ponyboy lives with his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop Curtis, after losing both his parents in a terrible car accident. Johnny Cade is a vulnerable sixteen year old that comes from an abusive home. Johnny is always with the Greasers because they are the only reliable family he has. Also one of the main characters is Dallas Winston. Dallas is known as “Dally” and is the most dangerous member in Greasers. Not only does he take pride in criminal records, he also feels very protective of Johnny Cade. The background of the movie talks about a big group of teenagers within the ages from fourteen to seventeen who form a gang together so they can hang out all the time. These teens have a tight friendship and would do any activities as a group. There have been no conflicts or fights during their friendship whatsoever. What the group of young teens do not realize is there is another gang roaming around town filled with teens who are eighteen and older. When the two groups meet for the first time, problems have been occurring left and right. They immediately start to not get along with each other. The older group of teens starts to brag to the group of younger teens about the stuff they have such as cars and girlfriends. The older groups of older teens believe they are a threat to the group of young …show more content…
One night, Dally, Ponyboy and Johnny all decided go watch a movie at a local drive-in and ended up meeting two of the Socs member’s cheerleaders named Cherry and Marcia. Cherry is well known because of the color of her hair. Cherry was uncomfortable with the way Dally was treating her. As Dally leaves the scenario, Ponyboy starts to have a conversation with Cherry. Marcia did not really speak at all because she is usually the quiet type. Later on the conversation, Cherry tells Ponyboy that she could fall in love with Dally some day. As the four characters leave the drive-in theater, two Soc members for talking to their girlfriends confronted Ponyboy and Johnny. Both Cherry and Marcia went home with the Socs so there would not be a huge fight occurring. However, later that same night, Greaser members, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade, get involved in a brawl at a local park with five Soc members. The five Soc members grabbed Ponyboy and tried to drown him in a fountain. As Ponyboy is trying to keep himself from drowning, Johnny kills one of the Soc members by pulling a switchblade out of his pocket and stabbing one of the Soc members. In result to this incident, the rest of the Soc members’ runaway in fear and

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