Why the outsiders still matters 50 years later rolling. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not. They can be thought of as outsiders because they are labeled greasers although they do not act like hoodlums, like the rest of the greasers. The title of this book relates to the story, because in the book, ponyboy and johnny are outsiders. His east side neighborhood is patrolled by bullying socials, rich kids from the west side of. My church has called me to be an elder or pastor, if you prefer and the bible makes it. Darry thought that ponyboy knew by now that you have to keep living like you were when they were still alive. The outsiders confronted serious stuff poverty, loneliness, violence, insecurity but was so compelling that i didnt even notice it. Along the same lines, verse 7 says he must be well thought of by outsiders.
However, as i went along i saw more themes and i started to fall in love. The book was also made into a film in 1983, directed by francis ford coppola and featuring budding young stars tom cruise, matt dillon, and rob lowe. Beckers outsiders broke new ground in the early 1960sand the ideas it proposed and problems it raised are still argued about and inspiring research internationally. I also love the character development in the story too.
The title of this book is the outsiders and it was written by s. Over the years, people wouldnt remember the book, only to describe it as the book that had the greasers. If i had thought about it, i could have called darry and he would have come by on his way home and picked me up, or twobit mathews one of our gang would have come to get me in his car if i had asked him, but. The outsiders is a book about sensitive teenage boys who alternately get into gang fights, hug one another, and burst into tears. In verse 7, paul echoes the first and overarching qualification an overseer must be above reproach, 1 timothy 3. His first mention of outsiders is at the end of chapter five, where he clarifies that his. Encourage students to make connections in history concerning social classes and divisions in societies while becoming familiar with this wellknown novel by completing fun, challenging. Book summary the outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14yearold boy. Two themes that run throughout this novel are intricately linked with gang philosophy.
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 equitytype investors. Hintons gritty comingofage story follows the greasers narrator ponyboy curtis, his protective. Paul instructs timothy, moreover, an elder must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil 1 timothy 3. All quotes from the outsiders book hennepin county library. They can be thought of as outsiders because they are labeled greasers although they do not act like. It was published by speak and has a total of 224 pages in the book. Hintons 1967 comingofage novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life. It turns out that what unbelievers think of us really does matter, especially for potential elders and leaders. In this new edition, becker includes two lengthy essays, unpublished. The use of this language transports the reader into a different time and place, setting. I thought, and i couldnt think of a real good reason. The main characters in the outsiders ponyboy curtis, darry curtis, sodapop curtis, twobit mathews, steve randle, dally winston, and johnny cade make up a small gang of greasers. The outsiders what are your thoughts about the outsiders. One of my ongoing studies is of the qualifications of an elder.
Give me a book featuring a fishoutof water and im hooked sorry. Paul has already said that an elder must be above reproach 1 timothy 3. One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the 20th century, howard s. Hinton tells the story of 14yearold ponyboy curtis and his.
The country would be like that, i thought dreamily. Hinton tells the story of 14yearold ponyboy curtis and his struggle with right and wrong in a society in which he is. This daily natural occurrence links two disparate worlds and the implication is that it links far more as well. We first meet our narrator, fourteenyearold ponyboy, as hes walking home from the moviesalone, which is something we know hes not supposed to be doing. Thats what i think about the story the outsiders, by h. They also spend more time than you might expect ruminating on how the tightness of a tshirt might enhance the rippling musculature of a steelyeyed fellow gang member this is where stephanie meyer got the idea for how to characterize edward. Ponyboy not only has just about the best name weve ever heard of we dare you to start calling yourself kittenlad or rottweilergal, but also has a real flair for the written word ponyboy is fourteen, is our narrator, and has a ton to say about himself and his world. I believe that the outsiders is a perfect way to explore and. The enduring spell of the outsiders the new york times. The outsiders was published during hintons freshman year at the university of tulsa, and was an immediate sensation. His big black eyes grew bigger than ever atthe thought of going to the police station, for johnny had a deathly fear of cops, but hewent on. Hes the author of several books, including what is a healthy church member. Today, with more than fourteen million copies in print, the book is the bestselling young adult novel of all time.
For a while there, i thought i was the only person in the world that did. My church has called me to be an elder or pastor, if you prefer and the bible makes it very clear what a man must be if he is to hold this office. Dear reader, it is very difficult for me to write about myself, and especially the outsiders, which was written at a horrendous time in my life, was published by a series of mindboggling synchronicities, and has gone further than any author dared dream. This theme is not the most important element in the story, but it is a good literary. At first i thought it was just a good regular story about gangs and. The novel tells the story of ponyboy curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. I would have a yeller cur dog, like i used to, and sodapop could get mickey mouse back and ride in all the rodeos he wanted to, and darry would lose that cold, hard look and be like he used to be, eight months ago, before mom and dad were killed. Like a lot of lonely kids, i found solace in books and identified with characters who are outsiders like me who happened to be doing something incredible. It has tons of cliffhangers and i like the characters lives in the ghetto. The end has some form of a twist, but it is still a great book. Hinton, the author of the outsiders, uses a variety of slang words and vocabulary throughout her novel.
Hinton 125 dally swallowed, wiping the sweat off his upper lip. According to wikipedia, the outsiders is a comingofage novel by s. Here, a tribute to the book that created young adult fiction as we know it today. These wellresearched, thoughtprovoking quotations by great thinkers such as george orwell, harriet ann jacobs, lena horne, and more are a natural addition to your the outsiders unit. On being thought well of by outsiders tim challies.
My church has called me to be an elder or pastor, if you prefer and the bible. The apostle paul comes to his final qualification for elderspastors in 1 timothy 3. One of the goals says that students will explore decisions and political and social issues through literature. Activities qnd, often thought as valuable, students must find definitions for the words and use each one in a sentence. I thought the book the outsiders was a bit predictable on johnny dying and all, but overall the book was very enjoyable and had a very interesting plot. The outsiders touched on a lot of issues when it came to having money and not having money, the greasers where the poor kids from the north side of town and the socs are the rich kids from the. What does it mean for an overseer to be above reproach. Use them to introduce the play, or as discussion starters, hangman games, or essay questions essay suggestions as well as a final project suggestion are included. We bothwent into johnnys room, standing there for a second, getting our breath back in heavygulps. The outsiders is a great film, well done and well acted, i read the novel by s. He was very still, and fora moment i thought in agony. What i thought was just a book turned into a wonderful story filled with.
There was a vibrant internal life to the book, which. The new york times taut with tension, filled with drama. Life is messy, bruising, but also full of intoxicating adventures. He has authored numerous books, including just do something. At first i thought it was just a good regular story about gangs and nothing special. It seems like theres gotta be someplace without greasers or socs, with just people. Every seventh grader that went to creekland middle school had to read the outsiders by s. Writing his story becomes a way for pony to deal with the generous portions of grief that. O ne of my ongoing studies is of the qualifications of an elder.
Which might explain why i still love reading the outsiders a book that i first came to love as a kid and why so many others are still reading it five decades after it was first published in 1967. Darry just doesnt want ponyboy to miss out of the the opportunity he could receive in the future. Its really strange that a book that i had nothing in common with would completely change the way i looked at life. And nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way i do.
Praise for the outsiders the outsiders transformed youngadult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world. What i thought was just a book turned into a wonderful story filled with themes and thoughts that really changed how i looked at some things. What are your thoughts of the novel, the outsiders by s. There are many suspenseful parts in it, some parts will even make you cry. Beckers outsiders revolutionized the study of social deviance. The outsiders pages 101 150 text version fliphtml5. Philadelphia daily news what its like to live lonely and unwanted and. Wellresearched, thoughtprovoking quotations by some of historys greatest thinkerseach quotation relates to a theme in the book. The outsiders edition of bookmarks plusfun freebiehandy. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, but did most of the work when she was sixteen and a junior in high school.944 381 1397 469 430 392 1273 909 502 1044 191 603 601 1438 1504 1358 1082 383 1427 520 1009 109 962 347 286 641 168 874 1073 1106