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Brainstorm: Group One: Do you think cliques are as common today as they once were? What are some benefits of being in a clique? What are some downfalls? How are they different today then they were in the 60’s? Group 2: Culture 1960 What are some famous songs/musicians TV shows? Trends? Group 3: Events What big events occurred in the 1960’s? Who were the Presidents?
Born in the 1940’s in Oklahoma Went by S.E. because the publishers thought people wouldn’t like it if a female was writing about male violence. Began writing the Outsiders when she was 15 Started writing it because of frustrations with social divisions in her high school. The story is about class conflicts Violence, class conflict, prejudice She tried to shed light that ‘greasers’ weren’t bad people Outsiders was her best novel
Greasers V. Low class youth Greased hair Lived on the east side of town “tough” Socs Privledged Wealthy Lived on west side of town “All American” athletes, cheerleaders…
1960’s Cultural slang of the time Southwest Narrator: Ponyboy Curtis 1 st person subjective Themes: Brotherhood, loss of innocence, honor among the lawless, common humanity
Greaser: a group of boys that love each other like family- poor, steal, drink, smoke, fight but always have a reason. Very high emotion Socs: wealthy group lives on the west of town, fight unfairly because they are bored. Nice cars, good grades, cool, aloof Rumble: gang fight Mugged: threaten with the intent of being robbed. Lynx: wildcat Bawl: cry loudly Reckless: careless Vacant: not occupied, empty Nonchalant: seeming to be cooly unconcerned; not caring
The way the author presents at character in a story Direct: the author tells us what a character is like Ex. She was a bossy girl. Indirect: The writer lets us decide what the character is like by telling us their actions, dialogue, what they look like… Ex. As he walked by the students desk, he quickly knocked all the books off, and continued walking.
Protagonist: The main character; the person with whom the reader emphasizes. “ The Hero” Ex. Harry Potter in Harry Potter Antagonist: opposing the main character; ‘the enemy’ Ex. Voldemort in Harry Potter
Major characters: We learn the most about them- play an integral role in the plot Minor characters: Less important, but needed for the story to develop
Qualities that make up a character’s personality through actions, words, opinions, and the author’s description. Round: many traits, complex Flat: one character trait Static: stays the same through the story Dynamic: changes throughout the story