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by S. E. Hinton

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With evidence from the text, explain why the text is entitled "The Outsiders." I need an answer in paragraphs. At least 1 paragraph thank you.

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The Greasers are considered outsiders because of their reputation and the fact that they are poor. "The rich Socs "jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to...

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The Outsiders is called what it is for a few reasons. The gang: Darry, Sodapop, and Ponyboy Curtis, Steve Randell, Two-Bit Matthews, Dallas Winston, and Johnny Cade are considered 'outsiders' because they are greasers, the poor boys of Tulsa. When you read the title, you think that they are the stereotype outsiders: tough, rough, mean, fighting boys who can't relate to or get along with anyone but themselves. The title can throw you off. As you read the novel, you realize that they are and aren't outsiders. They are not violent. They don't go looking for fights the way people expect them to. They are caring people, a big family, who never could, but wanted to, belong. In another way, they are outsiders: They hug each other. They read novels like 'Gone With the Wind'. They show affection and love for each other like no other gangs do. In that way, they are outsiders. Either way, S.E. Hinton created seven unforgettable characters that the nation fell in love with. The Outsiders truly is a story of growing up on the outside, looking in.