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Intro to "The Outsiders" 14-15

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Megan Ellis

on 18 November 2014

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Transcript of Intro to "The Outsiders" 14-15

by S. E. Hinton
Watching movies at the drive-in movie theater was the main hangout, especially for teenagers. "Car culture" was a huge part of society
Point of View
First-Person POV
The narator is a character in the story
We only have access to his or her thoughts, feelings, and perspectives
He or she has a BIAS
They cannot always be trusted to tell the WHOLE truth
"The American Dream"
A girl
a car
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Popular music:
The Beatles
Political Climate:
Poor kids from broken families
Stereotypically do poorly in school and get in lots of fights
Wear jeans & tshirts and keep their hair long and greased back
Socs (Socials)
Rich kids from the "good" part of town
Stereotypically the jocks and cheerleaders and don't care about anything except being popular
Wear trendy, fancy clothes and drive expensive cars
disagreements about US involvement in Vietnam War
Civil Rights & feminist issues
Traditional values of conformity and conservatism were challenged
Rise in counterculture
Cars in 1967
Cars were a
status symbol.

Chevy Corvair
ford mustang
Ultimate Greaser icon:
James Dean
1960s Slang
More 1960s Slang
cancer stick/a weed
hacked off
Major Topics
The struggle between rich and poor.
The journey from youth to adulthood.
What does it mean to be a "hero?"
The power and importance of friendship.
Character Development
Round: characters are multi-dimensional and realistic

Flat : characters are stereotypes with little individuality

Dynamic: characters CHANGE from the beginning of the story to the end

Static: characters do NOT change from the beginning of the story to the end
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