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1 The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton

2 What is identity? The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group The quality or condition of being the same as something else The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; individually

3 What is class? What is race?
To arrange, group, or rate according to qualities or characteristics; assigned to a class; classify Race: A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution

4 What is individuality? The aggregate of qualities and characteristics that distinguish one person or thing from others; character An individual or distinguishing feature

5 What is a clique? What is a gang?
A small exclusive group of friends or associates Gang: A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents

6 Author: S.E. Hinton Published The Outsiders when she was 17.
The Outsiders – a story about the greasers and the rich kids in high school She uses S.E. instead of Susan Eloise because she writes from a boy’s point of view Themes: family, sacrifice, community, identity, prejudice, rites of passage, and strife

7 Setting: Tulsa, Oklahoma Mid-1960s Kennedy wins Presidency
Two white public schools are the first to integrate Russian Astronaut Yuri Gayarin is the first man to circle to the globe East Germans build the Berlin Wall (tensions rise) Yo-Yos become national craze

8 1960s Entertainment

9 1960s Cars

10 1960s Fashion

11 1960s Movies and Books Robert Frost

12 1960s Rodeos

13 Presidents

14 1960s Terms/Language A Gas – a lot of fun
All show and no go – referenced to a car that had all the pretty chrome goodies, but wouldn’t get out of its own way. Bad – awesome Bag – to steal What’s your bag – what’s your problem or where are you coming from

15 1960s Terms/Language Blitzed – drunk
Cruising – driving up and down the same street looking for races, girls, guys, etc. Deuce – a 1932 Ford. Dude – a geek Pad – someone’s house. Thongs – something you wore on your feet

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