The Outsiders

The Outsiders, an enthralling tale by S.E. Hinton, is an outstanding story about the hardships and triumphs skilled by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs. This novel suggests the stories’ content since the Greasers are a gang of social outcasts and misfits. This novel’s theme is incredibly precise people, no matter what their social background, strive for the same goals and encounter the identical disappointments. This novel shows this theme throughout a detailed story line.

The fictional novel is set in a moderate-size city, possibly near Texas, in the late 1960’s. Ponyboy, the principal character, lives with his brothers as a greaser. One particular day Ponyboy and Johnny, Ponyboy’s most effective pal, get jumped by a group of Socs. The Socs get started to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. Johnny, realizing they may well kill Ponyboy, kills Bob, one of the Socs with his switchblade. Johnny and Ponyboy run to a fellow Greaser, Dally, who is generally in trouble with the law. Dally aids them by giving them some money, a gun, and a place to hide. They hide in a church outdoors of town for a week until Dally says it is okay to come out. They go out to eat and when they get back to the church they uncover it burning. When they see that there are kids inside and the fire could have been started by their cigarettes, they run inside to save the children. Johnny and Dally are hurt in the fire and taken to the hospital. They are hailed as heroes in the nearby paper. Dally breaks out of the hospital to fight in a rumble against the Socs. While the Greasers beat the Socs, Johnny dies in the hospital. When Dally finds out he goes out and robs a grocery store. When the cops pull up he pulls out an empty gun so the cops shoot him.

The theme of this novel is that all individuals are set back at times and they all want the same basic factors. This theme is expressed in the novel various occasions. Disappointments are shown when Bob dies and the Socs grieve for him, when Ponyboy’s parents die and they are upset, and when Johnny dies and it disturbs the Greasers. It is shown that the Greasers and Socs strive for the identical goals when Darry, Ponyboy’s older brother, tells him that he need to succeed in school and make some thing of himself,…

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