The Outsiders

"" by S. E Hinton is an early novel based on two waring juvenile
gangs, divided by economical and social background, the lower East side Greasers
and the upper West side Socs. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is
a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who
allows us an insight into the lifestyles of these distinct worlds.

I chose the novel "The Outsiders" as a text for year 10 for the following

It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a
lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel
that's theme can be found in any society and time period. The student can ...

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that a pubescent
teenager can easily lose themselves in. It forces the reader to realise that in
many cases teenagers have no choice in what lifestyles that are born into in
this case either becoming the rich kid or the kid from the wrong side of the

The novel has been incorporated into a Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 movie
adaptation, starring many popular young actors of our time. The use of both text
and movie creates a more vivid understanding and appreciation of the novel for
there are no major variations between the two texts.

I believe "The Outsiders" is a relevant novel to study as in today's society the
concept of violence is an ever present theme. It is a theme that dominates
adolescents all over the world. As to survive in today's society many
adolescents are faced with the turbulence of growing up in a volatile society
and many face the prospect of dealing with some form violence or gang warfare or
know of a friend who has.

I believe students would enjoy ...

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