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What is the theme of the outsiders book?

What is the theme of the outsiders book?

The main theme of The Outsiders is self-identity vs. group identity. There is evidence for this theme in the title itself, as the Outsiders form their own group (the greasers) because they feel they’re on the outside of society.

What is the theme that ponyboy writes about?

Ponyboy becomes inspired at the thought of getting his story out of his head and onto paper. He ends up writing the story about the Socs and Greasers and about living with his brothers following the tragic death of their parents.

What makes the outsiders a good book?

The Outsiders is gritty, honest and authentic, and a novel that I feel every teenager needs to read. It makes the reader see that at the end of the day, as Ponyboy says, “we see the same sunset, and that while we are the ones who create the divides between ourselves, we can also be the ones to challenge them”.

How many seasons of the outsiders are there?


What was the movie The Outsiders about?

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Does Johnny die in the outsiders movie?

After the rumble, Dally drives an injured Ponyboy to the hospital to visit Johnny. They enter Johnny’s hospital room to tell him about the Greasers’ victory in the rumble, but Johnny is unimpressed and dies after telling Ponyboy to “stay gold”, referring to the Frost poem.

What was the author’s inspiration for the outsiders?

The book was inspired by two rival gangs at her school, Will Rogers High School, the Greasers and the Socs, and her desire to empathize with the Greasers by writing from their point of view. She wrote the novel when she was 16 and it was published in 1967.

Why is the outsiders rated PG 13?

One character is severely burned and dies. Additionally, the film deals frankly with class stratification. Note: The original cut of the movie was rated PG in 1983, before the PG-13 rating existed. The edited/extended cut released in 2003 carries the PG-13 rating.