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Plot and Analysis of "The Outsiders"

Summary: S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" is the story of youth gangs and conflict set in the 1960s. The novel is compared to the 1983 movie version.
In 1968, a fifteen year old girl named S.E. Hinton published a book called The Outsiders. It was a story of a young boy named Ponyboy who is from the hood, and his ongoing battles with the rich kids (Socs.) The book is still read and is very popular today. It is so popular that in 1983, a movie of the book was released. Though there were several differences between the book and the movie, there were also many similarities and hidden meanings.

In the book, Dally, a hoodlum, had blonde hair and blue eyes. So even though he had been through all of these hardships, he was still almost soft in a way because of this. In the movie however, they portrayed Dally as fierce and dark, with brown hair and brown eyes, which symbolized that he had no more good in him.

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