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Outsiders Essay

  • Date Submitted: 12/20/2012 01:52 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 50.6 
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Introduction Paragraph :   I think that the theme for this book may be family. I thimk that the author wants to theach us that we all want to feel part of a family. So if we don't have much of a family we look for a new family or group we can belong to.

Body Paragraph 1 Topic Sentence : family isn't just   compromised of blood relatives but it could be made

Supporting Detail : All of the characters have either no family (Pony,soda,darry) or have a really miserable one
Supporting Detail : all the outsiders have is each other
Supporting Detail : “if it hadn't been for the gang   jhonny would never have known what ove and affection are.

Body Paragraph 2 Topic Sentence: “ family” is the most important thing to the characters of this book. I count this as a second theme for the book.


Supporting Detail : this is shown by how Ponyboy goes with Johnny when he runs away
Supporting Detail: how the various members of the gang react to their being gone( two-bit wants to go to Texas...etc)
Supporting Detail:   they all fight the socs togheter, and they all go to try and rescue Dally in the end.

Body Paragraph 3 Topic Sentence: lastly family relationships are strained during the teen years but in the Curtis family, the right to stay together as a family is a constant struggle

  supporting detail: since the death of their parents,Darry has assumed the responsability of guardianship for Pony and Soda.
Supporting Detail : Darry recognizes Ponyboy's potential and expects great things from him.

Conclusion Paragraph: To conclude, I strictly think that the best appropiate theme for the outsiders would be Family.

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