The Outsiders: An Analysis


Introduction

In this book analysis, about the book “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton I will
discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the author's
style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give
some information about the subjects of the book, and about the author.

The author wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The
book was successful, and it was sold, and still being sold, in many copies as a
young adults novel. There was a movie made about it, and today there are still
many schools that use this book in junior high and high schools for English
classes. There were plays made about the book too.

The Outsiders ...

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the authorities.

I hope you would enjoy and learn something about the book from reading this
analysis.

Plot Development

The plot development in the book, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, was easy to
follow. In this part of the book analysis I will give some more details about
the plot development.

There were no hooks or hurdles in the beginning of the book, the first sentence
starts right away with the plot—without any forewords. This is the beginning of
the first sentence: “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the
darkness of the movie house...” (page 9). As you can see, it goes straight to
the point without any prologues or any kind of introduction.

The plot development in the middle of the story was sensible and easy to
understand. It was clear and simple, and the events have occurred in a
reasonable order.

The ending of the story was a bit expected. I anticipated the death of Johnny
because a broken neck usually means death. The death of Dally was not ...

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are
some examples of these methods of getting familiar with a character. Here is an
example for a description of Ponyboy: “Steve Randle was seventeen, tall and
lean, with thick greasy hair he kept combed in complicated swirls. He was cocky,
smart, and Soda's best buddy since grade school. Steve's specialty was cars...”
(page 17). The reader can find this kind of descriptions almost everywhere in
the story, but especially in the beginning. I think the author put them there
because the reader does not know the characters, and he needs to get familiar
with them. The descriptions make the reader know the characters better and
understand their actions. A good example of an action that was ...

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