‘The Outsiders’ Book Summary: The writer “S. Hinton” took three years to write this book. It started in 1964 and was published in 1967, and it talked about Ponyboy.
He was a poor boy from Oklahoma whose group name was “Greasers Group”.
There was a rich class called “Socs”. The two classes were constantly squabbling, and they were fighting with each other.
The most 9 important events of the story
- Ponyboy starts with some of his friends, meeting “Soc girls”, and they took about their common interests.
- But the boys of the other class, “Soc boy”, attacked them and tried to kill “Ponyboy”, and his friend Johnny saved him.
- By killing one of the “Soc boys” named Bob Sheldon, and They got on the train and ran to a small town to hide in an abandoned church.
- The church in this town was on fire, the boys came forward to save the children from being burned.
- Also, they were injured in the rescue operation, and they were arrested.
- The building collapses and Johnny dies after suffering fractures.
- Furthermore, Ponyboy wrote his autobiography in the English section in a task asked to produce ‘The Outsiders’ novel.
- Dali got angry over the death of his friend, robbed a store, and pointed a weapon in the face of the police.
- So, he was killed, the strange thing was that his weapon was empty, as if he had deliberately committed suicide in a way.
Why were there opinions against the novel
Opinions differed about the vision because:
- There are murders.
- Also, it was a Gang war.
- There was violence.
- The boys were drinking alcohol in the novel.
At the end ‘The Outsiders’
Class differences between the rich and the poor created two groups of young people who had the same age. But their thinking was completely different, and each group was trying to control.
So, the story ended with the killing of three characters, which is unfortunate.