The inequalities refers to the existence of socially created inequalities such as; Health, education, housing and jobs. The lead of the family is Curtis Payne and his wife Ella Payne. The two main groups of the story were the Socs and the greasers. To realize that people and events may not be purely right or wrong, good or bad, can be frightening. E Hinton, is one that takes readers on a roller coaster of emotions.
The Greasers, on the other hand, were discriminated against, seen rather as the scum of the neighborhood, with little or no futures ahead of them. What do you think Pony means by this? Of all the groups of outsiders I have gained knowledge about this semester, I feel like racial outsiders and sexual outsiders are more outcast than any of the other outsiders we have studied. Many people have tried to figure out exactly what it is that makes up a particular social class. To start out, The Outsiders is a story about the hardships and accomplishments experienced by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs living in the inner city in the early 1960's. And that family automatically understands him, which is usually different from the family into which he was born. There is an upper class. They are both hailed as heroes in the local paper.
The Greasers defined as a group of hoodlums with a background of being poor, mean, and violent. Explain why this theme is interesting. Cars and jewelry symbolize the Socs; hair symbolizes the greasers. The social class in today's society is divided into lower class, working class, lower middle class, middle class, upper middle class and capitalist class. Though it takes tremendous amounts of hard work, the end result is worth it. Parents, teachers, and other authority figures are always telling them how to live their lives. Initially, both boys play passive roles in the narrative and in their social group.
He is determined to succeed and make a good life for himself and his family. Ella Payne fixes breakfast for Curtis before he goes to work. This can be linked to real life in many ways, success comes from hard work and determination. Both of them commonly point towards one issue i. My experience with her made me realize that the notion of having a writer on the set makes a lot of sense.
In the early 1900's, racial grouping was the structure used in the American South. Discuss elements like point of view, characters, and how thematic elements like violence are handled. Outside of these boundaries no-one knows of them but the hatred for each other still plays on their minds. Ponyboy Curtis is the one telling the story. Ponyboy is the narrator and main character, and lives with his brothers as a greaser. There is always the vision of social mobility, which occurs whenever people move across social class boundaries, or from one occupational level to another. To date, the book has sold more than 14 million copies.
He believes that the strength and beauty in teenagers can never stay concrete because it is ruined by adulthood. Sodapop Curtis - Soda is Pony's handsome, charming older brother. Sometimes it is hard to do what is right, and people often get caught up in the web of morals. Looking at life as an outsider and feeling as though one is being treated as an outsider is a matter of perspective or point of view. Not only is Ponyboy self-motivated, but he is also thinking of the greasers, his friends and family, constantly and he is always finding more and more truths of everyone; Ponyboy is best informed on where problems come from and he knows best about what he should do for everyone else. Ponyboy and Johnny were not as intimidating as the other greasers, Two-Bit Mathews, Dallas Winston, Darrel Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, and Steve Randle. This can relate to real life in many ways such as racism and religious discrimination.
But Bob also uses these rings as weapons in his attacks, in the same way that brass knuckles are used to increase the damage of a punch in a fight. Occasionally, it can prove disadvantages to many people, at other times it can be a blessing. In particular, we see acts of honorable duty from Dally Winston, a character who is primarily defined by his delinquency and lack of refinement. The Socs often made fun of the Greasers for their bad reputations. Is it a compliment, or an insult? You are not an outsider; you are on the inside with at least one group. Because the Greasers came from such a low level of society, they might have felt their self worth was not as high as someone higher on the social ladder.
Jimmy has about a one in eight chance of earning even a median income. It is perceived that the British society is divided into different social classes. Violence Theme The Outsiders is a very violent book. Those teenagers are from the lower class and they lived in different places like U. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.