Presentation on theme: "The world of The Outsiders"— Presentation transcript:
1The world of The Outsiders 1960’s AmericaThe world of The Outsiders
2General SettingThe Outsiders presumably takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where S.E. Hinton grew up.We mostly see the east side of the city, from the perspective of the Greasers.
3Fashion Madras Shirts Hair Grease During the time period of the novel, Soc “types” would wear madras shirts and khakis. You can see an example of typical clothing below.Madras ShirtsJames Dean embodied the cultivated Greaser image. Leather jacket, jeans, white t-shirt and boots were typical of boys who emulated the free and uncontrolled lifestyle Dean seemed to live.Hair Grease
4Music and Film Here are some images of popular artists and movies. The BeatlesElvis PresleyBeach moviesPaul NewmanThe Beach Boys
5Drive-insWatching movies at the drive-in theatre was a popular thing to do, especially for teenagers.The car culture was a big part of society.You’ll notice that cars are often mentioned in the novel.
6CarsHere are two cars and a gas station that are mentioned in the novel.Chevy Corvair1965 Ford MustangDX Gas Station
7Drive-in RestaurantsThese restaurants were a typical place to take a date. They were also where gangs hung out.
8The American DreamHappiness for the characters of The Outsiders was a girl, a car, some money, a strong group of friends, and probably an ice-cold bottle of soda.How much has changed?