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Transcript of The Outsiders
Setting: The 1960s- Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Berlin Wall (1961)- Symbol of communist oppression
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)- The US caught the Soviet Union building nuclear missiles in Cuba and President Kennedy orders a blockade to prevent other weapons from entering Cuba
March on Washington (1963)-Part of the Civil Rights Movement; Where Martin Luther King Jr. gave "I have a dream" speech
Moon Landing (1969)- On July 20, 1969, man landed on the moon. The event represented the apex of human technological development. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two to walk on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited the moon.
Color TV arrives in the early 60s
Popular TV shows:
-The Price is right
- The Lucy Show
Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, which influenced her to write novels like The Outsiders. That book, her first novel, was published in 1967 by Viking.
As she grew up in her teens she realized that nothing interested her as much as she wanted. The typical ‘girl meets boy’ stories were very emblematic and monotonous for her. She wanted something more realistic; a story about what it is really like in the teenage. So taking inspiration from real life and events that had happened in her life she created a story of two gangs and their rivalry.