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The year is 1966 and if you were a kid growing up in Tulsa Oklahoma You belonged to one of two groups you were either a soc or a greaser Soc is pronounced like society and means just that money nice cars nice homes and a bright future Greasers are the poor kids from the bad side of town with no future and no real hope Always at each others throats the two warring groups fight to save face and prove themselves The Outsiders is the story of two of the Greasers who come to realize that its not always where you live that decides what kind of person you are Instead of wallowing in hopelessness they find the strength to grow and find the beauty of the world In this paper I will give you a look into The Outsiders and compare the film with the novel I feel it is an excellent book as well as an excellent movie It is for these reasons that I feel it would be beneficial for you to use SE Hintons The Outsiders in your class in the futureSE Hinton wrote the story when she was just 16 years old in the 1950s The book was successful and it was sold and is still being sold today The Outsiders is about a gang that lives in a city in Tulsa Oklahoma Ponyboy Curtis a 14-year-old greaser tells the story Other characters include Sodapop and Darry Ponyboys brothers Johnny Dallas and Two- Bit that were also gang members and Ponyboys friends The story deals with two forms of social classes the socs the rich kids and the greasers the poor kids The socs go around looking for trouble and greasers to beat up and then the greasers are blamed for it because they are poor and cannot affect the authorities Plot Development The plot development in the book The Outsiders by SE Hinton was easy to follow In
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