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The Outsiders Review

This prezi shows the development of the story The Outsiders

Xavier Chua

on 16 November 2011

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The Outsiders Review The Outsiders is a oustanding novel that explains a period in time where social conflicts conquered the country and deprived many people of their deceased love ones. By: Xavier Chua Exposition Characters Background The Greasers Greasers, in this novel, are those who are poor and considered to be worthless because of their social class being at the bottom. In truth they are different from Socs because they are too emotional. The Socs Socs, in this novel, are the wealth class and are considered more of a clique than a gang. They are in conflict with the Greasers because of their social status. In reality they are sophisticated and too aloof. The Curtis Brothers Ponyboy - A 14-year-old boy who is highly intelligent and enjoys reading also apparently a good runner. He is the youngest brother of the family. Sodapop - A 16-year-old happy-go-lucky guy who is amiable, popular, and apparently handsome. He is also a high school dropout and the middle brother. Darry - The oldest being 20 years old has been the guardians of his siblings since the death of their parents in the car wreck. He was stated to be an uptight, intelligent, athletic person who is also strong. Johnny Cade Ponyboy's best friend and the gang's "pet". He is a friendly guy who lives with his abusive and alcoholic mother and father. He has been paranoid ever since he had been jumped by the Socs, thus leading him to carry a switchblade. Dallas Winston He is stated to be the roughest of all the Greasers and has lived in the hard streets of New York City for three years. He loves Johnny and cares for him more than any other Greaser. He enjoys being a criminal and intends on breaking laws. He has been jailed several times, youngest being when he was 10 and is well-known for smoking. Cherry Valance Cherry is a red haired Soc who is a cheerleader from the same high school as ponyboy. Cherry takes an interest into Ponyboy and explains to him the difference between Socs and Greasers. She is also Bob's girlfriend. Bob Sheldon Bob is a rich Soc who wears rings on his hand, implying that he jumped Johnny. Throughout the book it is learned that Bob just wanted to be disciplined rather than being spoiled. This in turn caused him to get drunk and drowning Ponyboy causing Johnny to kill him. His best friend is Randy. Randy Adderson A Soc who is also Bob's best friend. He, throughout the novel, has learned to hate this conflict between the two social classes when he and Ponyboy have a conversation. He ran away from the city to avoid the rumble so he wouldn't see any more victims of violence. This novel focuses on the issue of social conflict in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "The book follows two rival groups, the Greasers and the Socs who are divided by their socioeconomic status." The book follows the main character Ponyboy through many tragedies and misfortunes of his life that he takes to end the conflict between the Socs and Greasers. Rising Action Greasers meet Socs Johnny and Ponyboy meet Marcia and Cherry at the drive in movies and offer to drive them home after the movie. Trouble Found As Johnny and Ponyboy walk Marcia and Cherry home, their boyfriends spot the Greasers trying to pick up their girls. Cherry eventually convince Bob and Randy to leave with them to stop the fight ensuing. When Ponyboy arrives home he finds Darry angry at his tardiness and gets slapped then, hastily rushes out the house. An Act of Murder As Johnny and Ponyboy wander around the nieghborhood they run into the same Socs that picked up Marcia and Cherry, Bob and Randy. One of the Socs start drowning Ponyboy, then without any hesitation Johnny rushes with his switchblade and stabs Bob causing the Socs to flee. The Runaways Worried that the word may get out, they head to Dally for help. dally gives them $50 and a loaded gun and alerts them to take a train to Windryxville and stay low in an abandoned church. Hideout While incognito, Johnny and Pony are forced to cut their hair to refrain from looking similar to any information on the murderers. They spend a week in the abandon church. Johnny bought a book that he wanted Pony to read to him to pass the time. Climax The Fire As the week went by, Dally came by and treated them to lunch. Then he told them that the coast is clear and they don't need to worry about the murder. He also mentioned that Cherry was a spy for the Greasers and would act as a witness saing Johnny killed in self-defense suring trial. Meanwhile a fire has occured in the abandon church, causing all the attention to alert to the church. Pony and Johnny are informed that children are trapped inside. The two boys rush thhrough the window to rescue the children. As the last remaining children escaped, Ponyboy exits the church and is involuntarily knocked out unconscious by Dally, who was trying to put out the fire on his back. As Pony regains consciousness he is informed that Johnny is in critical condition and might die or end up crippled for the rest of his life. The Rumble The greasers are set to fight the Socs although some of the greasers are absent such as Johnny and Dally. At the beginning of the rumble, Dally shows up with everyone's amazement. The rumble finishes with the Socs fleeing and the Greasers winning. Although many especially Pony are bruised and injured, Dally forces Pony to rush to the hospital with him to see Johnny. Two Deaths, One Night Upon arrival Pony and dally are informed that Johnny is dying. Shortly upon entering Johnny's room, Dally informs him that they won the rumble. Before Johnny's death he tells Pony "stay gold". As Pony arrives home he tells the gang what had happened. Suddenly they receive a phone call from Dally. They are informed he robbed a store and need to be hidden from the police. Dally arrives at the parking lot and exposes his unloaded gun. The police follow and shoot Dally til his death. Falling Action
Resolution Road to Denial and Recovery Ponyboy denies the fact that Dally and Johnny both died. After his recovery he goes back to school. Although Pony is a greaser his grades were exemplary, having straight A's. Now he is barely getting D's in his classes. His English teacher decides to give him a chance to pass the class by writing a decent essay. While reminiscenting over Johnny's death he finds the book they were reading. "In the copy of Gone with the Wind that Johnny gave him before dying, Ponyboy finds a note from Johnny. Johnny also urges Ponyboy to "stay gold," by which he means to stay the way he is and follow his dreams. Ponyboy decides to write his English assignment about the recent events in his life. He begins with the same sentence with which the book began: 'When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home...'" Works Cited
Direct Sentences from Wikipedia (all quoted phrases)
The Outsiders Book
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