Features of The Outsiders (Themes (Main and minor themes (stereotype,…
Features of The Outsiders
Main and minor characters
not all characters are created equal.
Protagonist - hero
Example Ponyboy, Dally and Johnny from Greasers
These boys grow a lot and we learn from them
The heroes are the people who have the courage to fight against injustice.
Antagonist - villain
Is the antagonist The Socs? or the govt? Or the people allowing injustice and inequality? Who is the real villain?
Sets the scene
physical, social, economical
USA - Oklohama, 1960s
Lots of peace march/protest, Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement
Young people questioning systems
time, atmosphere, mood
Tense book, full of violence and social insecurity, young boys fighting for existence and their rights
historical and cultural contexts
Main and minor themes
stereotype, respect, love and family, friendship, hope, non violence, social insecurity
evident in the outsiders
lessons learnt through events, characters
all texts have underlying messages for their readers
Parenting and responsibilities
struggles - poor families and disadvantaged
Series of events happening
we learn through these events
analyse the summary to unpack themes
Greasers vs Socs
created by author, a meaningful way, not all the time in chronological order
Issues, problems, struggles, fight (inner and external conflicts)
what were some of the issues in The Outsiders?
Conflicts arise due to perspectives, we learn through conflicts.
Themes and conflicts are interrelated
challenges that are faced by the characters?
They are powerful and effective