The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton

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The Outsidersby the Numbers Student signatures on the petition to Francis Ford Coppola, which inspired him to make a film adaptation of The Outsiders ~110 Year a movie adaptation of The Outsiders, in which Hinton makes a cameo appearance as a nurse, was released 1983 Copies of The Outsiders still sold per year ~500K Grade in which Hinton started writing The Outsiders 11th Themes Surrogate Families The greasers choose each other as family. Senselessness of Violence Despite the deaths of Bob, Johnny, and Dally, the gang violence continues. Class Difference & Prejudice The wealthy Socs and the poor greasers despise each other for being in different classes. Symbols Hair Symbolizes the greasers’ freedom from society’s constraints and expectations Cars Represent the attitude that money can buy anything, including dominance Weapons Signify gang status Two-Bit Matthews, Chapter 2 ur one rule, besides Stick together, is Don’t get caught. Sources: New York Times, The New Yorker, Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the setting for all her novels and where she continued to live throughout her life. She was just 17 years old when The Outsiders was published and launched not only her career, but the young adult novel as well. Author S.E. HINTONBORN 1948 Ponyboy Curtis 14-year-old greaser; a good kid Darry Curtis 20-year-old head of Curtis household Sodapop Curtis Charming middle brother Johnny Cade “Lost puppy” of the greasers Dally Winston Hardened and angry; has a criminal background Two-Bit Matthews Unambitious, wisecracking thief; mentor to Ponyboy Steve Randle Car genius Friends Family In only a week, two of Ponyboy’s best friends die. One will be remembered as a hero and one as a juvenile delinquent. With all the trouble Ponyboy has gotten mixed up in lately, will the judge allow him to remain in the guardianship of his brothers? Or will he lose the only family he has left? Coming of Age in a Greaser Gang MAIN CHARACTERS English Original Language 1967 Year Published S.E. Hinton Author The Outsiders Novel Drama

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