They also spend more time than you might expect ruminating on how the tightness of a t-shirt might enhance the rippling musculature of a steely-eyed fellow gang member this is where Stephanie Meyer got the idea for how to characterize Edward.
The Outsiders is about two groups of feuding teenagers, Greasers and Socses pronounced "soshes". Greasers are from the poor side of town, the east side. The Socses are from the upscale west side. The story is narrated in first-person by a Greaser, fourteen year-old Ponyboy, an orphan who lives with two older brothers, Darry and Sodapop.
There are three levels of conflict: At pages, the book was an easy read despite the unrefined writing style, which I struggled with but readily accepted because the roughness of an untrained authorial voice sounded realistic. I was first drawn to The Outsiders because I kept running across comments about the book in discussions concerning The Catcher in the Rye, a book that I have reread and analyzed extensively with great enthusiasm.
I am a great fan of Salinger. I am also writing my own coming of age novel and find it helpful to study other works in the genre. The two books have similarities and differences worth examining. Both stories are told in first-person.
Holden, though unsympathetic, scattered and seemingly unreliable, is convincing and believable. Ponyboy is sympathetic and scattered but sometimes unconvincing because of the rough writing. In the beginning he kept boring me with long descriptions to set up the characters and situation.
And later on he would make repetitive asides, telling instead of showing or letting it evolve naturally. Not like the Socs, who jump Greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next.
Greasers are almost like hoods; we steal things and drive old souped-up cars and hold up gas stations and have a gang fight once in a while. Darry would kill me if I got into trouble with the police.
Since Mom and Dad were killed in an auto wreck, the three of us get to stay together. I know Holden does the same thing, but his voice clicks from the very first word. Paul Newman and a ride home. It threw me off. It should have read: But this is where the similarity ends. The reader is drawn in by the loyalty of the boys to a member in trouble.
Other sympathetic characters include: Salinger describes his characters briefly, with laser precision and only when necessary.The United States on Friday for the first time voted against an annual UN resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights, signifying a dramatic shift in US policy toward the territory.
The Outsiders is a classic in young adult fiction that revolutionised the genre by presenting adolescent characters that were the opposite of everything a teenager, by adult standards, should have. Though I usually prefer science fiction and fantasy, reading The Outsiders was a phenomenal experience.
The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Cur Librarian note: This record is for one of the three editions published with different covers and with ISBN X / /5. May 08, · The Outsiders may not be a huge best seller, but it is the book that appears to be influencing CEOs and big hedge fund and private equity-type investors. Two series analogous to Animal Kingdom’s rhythms and reveals (although ultimately much darker and more tortured) are WGN’s Outsiders and FX’s Sons of caninariojana.com both, a strong matriarchs act.
The story line is good, but what sparked my interest is how S. E. Hinton, who was 16 at the. Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood and other New York Times Critics on the plays and musicals currently open in New York City.
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The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Cur Librarian note: This record is for one of the three editions published with different covers and with ISBN X / /5.