Presentation on theme: "The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton A book about growing up and how complicated it can be to be on the “outside”
2 The Socs The Greasers Wealthy Fancy clothes Jocks and Cheerleaders Popular kids at schoolSpoiledDidn’t have much moneyJeans and worn clothesParents weren’t aroundDidn’t make great gradesGot into fights
3 Main character-Ponyboy “You’re a nice kid, Ponyboy.” -Cherry“I never noticed clouds and colors and stuff until you kept reminding me about them.” -Johnny“I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman-he looks tough and I don’t-but I guess my own looks aren’t so bad.”“I used to make A’s in English.”“We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class. I reckon we’re wilder, too.”“I’ve always been kind of absent minded.”“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”“And nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do.”
4 Other Characters Sodapop Darrell (Darry) Older Brother of Ponyboy Jock in HS and smartTrying to be a parent to Sodapop and PonyboyMiddle brotherDropped out of schoolWorks on carsBest friend is Two-BitHappy-go-luckyJohnnySmallest of the GreasersParents hit himSleeps in the park sometimesPonyboy’s best friendCherryDallas Winston (Dally)Older friend of Ponyboy and JohnnyTough guyHS dropoutHelps the boys outA SocFalls for DallyHelps out the GreasersBecomes friends with Ponyboy
5 SettingTulsa, OKEarly 1960sDrive InThe ParkThe Church
6 Conflicts1) Man vs. Man (physical) – Ponyboy and the other boys fight against the Socs with fists and knives, but they have guns and the most might2) Man vs. Circumstances (classical) – Ponyboy struggles with the fact that he wasn’t born with money and priviledge3) Man vs. Society (social) – Ponyboy and the Greasers struggle against the wealth and the elevated social position of the Socs4) Man vs. Himself/Herself (psychological) - Ponyboy struggles with the trouble he feels he has caused and whether to turn himself in or not
7 Theme It doesn’t feel good to be on the ‘outside’ Life Isn’t Fair Family relationships change and evolveNothing Gold Can Stay
8 Symbol-Colors Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf’s a flower,But only so an hour.As leaf subsides to leaf,So Eden sank to grief.So dawn goes down today,Nothing gold can stay.
9 Connections to……… Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson That was Then, This is Now by S.E. HintonRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
10 CritiqueWritten by Hinton as a 16 year old, so sometimes themes are oversimplistic. The world is black or white, Greaser or Soc, nothing in between.Hinton criticized for her overly macho male characters and her rather flat and stereotypical female characters.Very accessible to young readers. It was essentially the first young adult novel that gave a realistic look at what it was like to be a teenager.