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  • Book Report On The Outsiders - 983 words
    Book Report On The Outsiders Author: S.E. Hinton Character Analysis: Ponyboy Curtis - Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old member of a gang called the Greasers. His parents died in a car accident, so he lives alone with his two older brothers, Darry and Soda. He is a good student and athlete, but most people at school consider him a vagrant like his Greaser friends. Sodapop Curtis - Soda is Pony's handsome, charming older brother. He dropped out of school to work at a gas station, and does not share his brothers' interest in studying and sports. Darrel Curtis - The oldest of the Curtis boys, Darry is also the acknowledged leader of the Greasers. Johnny Cade - Johnny is Pony's closest friend and th ...
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  • Langston Hughes: An Outsiders Voice Of The People - 1,101 words
    Langston Hughes: An Outsider's Voice Of The People Langston Hughes: An Outsider's Voice of the People Langston Hughes is often considered a voice of the African-American people and a prime example of the magnificence of the Harlem Renaissance. His writing does embody these titles, but the concept of Langston Hughes that portrays a black man's rise to poetic greatness from the depths of poverty and repression are largely exaggerated. America frequently confuses the ideas of segregation, suppression, and struggle associated with African-American history and imposes these ideas onto the stories of many black historical figures and artists. While many of them have struggled with these confines s ...
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  • Outsiders - 637 words
    Outsiders The following is a transcript of the recent hearing of the Curtis brothers. RANDY L: Randy were you there the night of Bobs death? R: Yes your honor. L: What happened that night and how did it happen? R: Well it all started when we all saw the two Greasers (Pony and Johnny) in the park. We were completely drunk and had no idea what we were doing so I guess we all just wanted to beat the two of them up, no really big reason it is just that the we hate the Greasers and the Greasers hate us. So we got out of the car and started to gang beat pony, when I think of it now it is kind of harsh, we mostly just tried to drown him but we ended up not harming either one of them that much it wa ...
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  • Outsiders - 404 words
    Outsiders The Outsiders is a movie about teenagers who Are always facing conflicts around themselves. The teens are represented in many different ways throughout the movie. There will be many questions asked like are these teens realistically portrayed, Are they like any other teen you know, and is it worth doing what these teens do throughout the movie? The teens are represented good and bad. They are represented good when they are hiding out at the church, there is a fire in the church with a bunch of kids in there and on of the boys run in to save the kids the other two jump in to help save them. The make the front cover of the newspaper. They risked their lives to save the kids and the o ...
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  • Outsiders - 1,196 words
    ... d not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isnt dead: "...That still body back in the hospital wasnt Johnny. Johnny was somewhere elsemaybe asleep in the lot..." The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboys point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of the plot to help its development. To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the feeling o ...
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  • Outsiders Looking In - 1,010 words
    Outsiders Looking In In the United States something very odd happened during the period of time from the middle of the 1950's up to the impact of the crisis of the 1960's. For once in the storied history of the United States a majority of Americans accepted the same system of assumptions. This shared system of assumptions is known as the liberal consensus. The main reason there was such a thing as liberal consensus was because of the extreme economic growth we experienced in the U.S. during the post World War II era. However, the consensus didn't apply to one important group of people. These were the combat soldiers it the Vietnam War. Their experiences at home and abroad suggest that they w ...
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  • Outsiders Looking In - 1,046 words
    ... s having a mental or physical disability. The laws were created with best intentions in mind but they soon became to be abuse by the rich who could afford to pay doctors to write notes saying that they had a physical or mental disability. There were people drafted who were legitimately disabled but could not afford to see a doctor. Another very popular way the rich had for avoiding the draft was to get braces, which made one, ineligible. Even though this was a time of shared beliefs and assumptions, this was not at all true when one looks at the way the different classes of people perceived being drafted. A more well off member of society who managed to dodge the draft could safely assum ...
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  • Outsiders Summary - 1,097 words
    Outsiders Summary Annonymous In The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli presents a view of governing a state that is drastically different from that of humanists of his time. Machiavelli believes the ruling Prince should be the sole authority determining every aspect of the state and put in effect a policy which would serve his best interests. These interests were gaining, maintaining, and expanding his political power.1 His understanding of human nature was a complete contradiction of what humanists believed and taught. Machiavelli strongly promoted a secular society and felt morality was not necessary but in fact stood in the way of an effectively governed principality.2 Though in come cases Machia ...
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  • The Outsiders - 1,191 words
    ... aming and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isn't dead: ...That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere elsemaybe asleep in the lot... The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboy's point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of the plot to help its development. To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the ...
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  • The Outsiders - 1,196 words
    ... is daydreaming and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isn't dead: "...That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere else-maybe asleep in the lot..." The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboy's point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of the plot to help its development. To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they ...
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  • The Outsiders - 1,145 words
    The Outsiders The Outsiders The novel The Outsiders was written by the American writer S. E. Hinton in 1967. At that time, everyone thought this was a remarkable effort, since Hinton was only seventeen years old at the time of publishing. The book revolves around a gang called Greasers, situated in an American suburb some time during the 50s or the 60s. The Greasers are constantly quarrelling with another gang called the Socs. Socs is short for socialists, and they are the successful, rich kids, whereas the Greasers are from the poor part of the town. For some reason, the Greasers and the Socs dislike each other intensely, and to solve conflicts, the two gangs frequently have fistfights. The ...
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  • The Outsiders - 388 words
    The Outsiders A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck The book took place in rural Vermont with a young Shaker boy named Rob Peck. The novel was basically about this boy going through joyful and trying times in his youth, and his friendship with his pet pig named Pinky. Robert Peck was the main character, he was loving towards Pinky and he was obedient,( he knew if he wasnt, hed be in big trouble.) Throughout the book you could tell that his emotions were opening up more, now that he had a pet to love and take care of, yet he still held back some of his feelings. His father, Haven, was a good Shaker man and was a great neighbor. He cared for his son but was still stern in his own way, but ...
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  • The Outsiders By Se Hinton - 1,155 words
    The Outsiders by SE Hinton In this book analysis, about the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton I will discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the authors style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give some information about the subjects of the book, and about the author. The author wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The book was successful, and it was sold, and still being sold, in many copies as a young adults novel. There was a movie made about it, and today there are still many schools that use this book in junior high and high schools for English classes. There were plays made about the book too. The Outsi ...
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  • The Outsiders By Se Hinton - 1,197 words
    ... ming and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isnt dead: ...That still body back in the hospital wasnt Johnny. Johnny was somewhere elsemaybe asleep in the lot... The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboys point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of the plot to help its development. To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the feel ...
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  • The Theme Of The Outsiders Human Nature - 526 words
    The Theme of The Outsiders Human Nature The Outsiders, an enthralling tale by S.E. Hinton, is an excellent story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by the Greasers and the Socs, two rival gangs. This novel suggests the stories content because the Greasers are a gang of social outcasts and misfits. This novels theme is very specific; people, no matter what their social background, strive for the same goals and experience the same disappointments. This novel shows this theme throughout a detailed story line. The fictional novel is set in a moderate-size city, possibly near Texas, in the late 1960s. Ponyboy, the main character, lives with his brothers as a greaser. One day Ponyboy and ...
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  • A Closed Family In Anne Tylers Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt - 853 words
    A Closed Family In Anne Tyler's Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt A Closed Family: Growth Through Suffering The novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant is one of Tyler's more complex because it involves not only the growth of the mother, Pearl Tull, but each of her children as well. Pearl must except her faults in raising her children, and her children must all face their own loneliness, jealousy, or imperfection. It is in doing this that they find connections to their family. They find growth through suffering. "Cody Tull, the oldest child and the one most damaged by the failure of his parents' marriage he becomes an aggressive, quarrelsome efficiency expert."(Voelker 126) He feels that it ...
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  • A Rose, By A Vulcan Name, Would Smell As Sweet - 1,201 words
    A Rose, By A Vulcan Name, Would Smell As Sweet A Rose, By a Vulcan Name, Would Smell as Sweet. Social commentary is dangerous. In addition to risking social and political censure, the commentator must carefully convey the message. In directly addressing a problem, one risks alienating an audience before making one's point. If one indirectly approaches said problem, one may appear to lack conviction or a point. Star Trek: the Original Series takes a third path, that of allegory. Unfortunately, as the television series belongs to the science fiction genre, its social significance is often disregarded. However, upon examination, it is clear that the veiled nature of commentary in Star Trek is v ...
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  • Adolescent Behavior In School - 1,692 words
    ... omfortable. The girl who was being "pushed" was blatently against the idea, her face was red, and I even headed her say several times, "I really don't want to do this, I feel like a jerk." Then she tried to bargain with her friends by saying, "I'll talk to him after Social class, I swear." But still the girls continued to drag her over to this boy. Then came the words I was waiting to hear, "You don't want to be the only one at this dance without a date, only the dorky girls go to the spring dance dateless!" Eventually this girl did end up going over to the boy outside. Another example of peer pressure I observed was within a group of boys. About five or six boys were "daring" one boy to ...
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  • Aggressive Behavior - 1,312 words
    Aggressive Behavior Aggression is a behavioral characteristic that refers to forceful actions or procedures (such a deliberate attack) with intentions to dominate or master. It tends to be hostile, injurious, or destructive, and is often motivated by frustration (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1995). For an individual, aggressive behavior is considered understandable and normal under appropriate circumstances, but when it is frequent, intense, lasting, and pervasive, it is more likely to be a symptom of a mental disorder. Likewise, aggression between groups, can be in the form of healthy competition, but can become harmful when unfair or unjust disadvantage or frustration is perceived, lead ...
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  • All Thing Fall Apart - 1,152 words
    All Thing Fall Apart In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, women of the Ibo tribe are terribly mistreated, and viewed as weak and receive little or no respect outside of their role as a mother. Tradition dictates their role in life. These women are courageous and obedient. These women are nurturers above all and they are anything but weak. In the novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo has several wives. He orders them around like dogs. They are never to question what they are instructed to do; they are expected to be obedient. We clearly see this early in the story, when Okonkwo brings Ikemefuna into his home. Okonkwo tells his senior wife that Ikemefuna belongs to the tribe and that she is expec ...
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