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Outsiders Introduction

Outsiders Introduction

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Inside The Outsiders

  • Paul Newman- Famous Actor whose films include “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid,” “The Road to Perdition” & “Cool Hand Luke”
  • Will Rogers: Famous cowboy. Beach named after him, near Santa Monica.

What to know…….

  • Savvy- know what’s up, get the picture
  • Cooler- Jail
  • Dig it- understand it, like it
  • Lift- Steal
  • Whip- Beat up
  • Roll- Beat up
  • Hoods- Smalltime criminals (short for hoodlums)

Some things to look for……

  • Color imagery
  • Relationships- family, friends, rival groups, etc.
  • P.O.V.- narrator, different groups, etc.
  • Identity- How do different characters define themselves?
  • Ponyboy’s remarks at the end of every chapter: What purpose do they serve?

Chapter Two

  • Difference between “gangs” & “packs”
  • Gender roles- How do greasers behave toward women? Why? Do they treat all women the same?
  • Identity- “Don’t mind being called a greaser by another greaser (28)”
  • Ponyboy’s realization about human nature/similarities between all people

Chapter Three

  • Eastside vs. Westside- why do they fight?
  • Ponyboy’s home life vs. Johnny’s
  • What matters to Greasers/Socs
  • Cherry’s character

About this Document

A powerpoint designed to introduce students to the first 3 chapters of the novel, with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic references.

Tags: Grade 9, Lesson Plans, Literature, Teachers, The Outsiders

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