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Divided Communities Themes and Colors LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Outsiders, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Divided Communities Ponyboy stands in the middle of two major conflicts: In the gang conflict, the novel shows how the two groups focus on their differences—they dress differently, socialize differently, and hang out with different girls—and how this focus on superficial differences leads to hate and violence.
Yet the novel also shows how the two groups depend on their… Empathy Empathy, the ability to see things through another person's perspective, is central to the resolution of both the gang and the family conflict in The Outsiders. The two gangs' preoccupation with the appearance and class status of their rivals underscores the superficiality of their mutual hostility, which thrives on stereotypes and prejudice.
Certain characters can see past the stereotypes, however. When Cherry befriends Ponyboy at the drive-in and insists that "things are rough all… Preserving Childhood Innocence The Outsiders shows the importance of preserving the hope, open-mindedness, and appreciation of beauty that are characteristic of childhood.
Ponyboy's daydreams about the country, his appreciation of sunrises and sunsets, and his rescue of the children from the burning church distinguish him from other characters in the novel.
These traits show that Ponyboy, unlike the other boys, still has preserved some of his childhood innocence. Self-Sacrifice and Honor Despite the greasers' reputation as heartless young criminals, they live by a specific and honorable code of friendship, and there are many instances in which gang and family members make selfless choices.
These choices often reflect a desire to make life better for the next generation of youths. Darry forfeited a college scholarship for a full-time manual labor job in order to support his younger brothers. Dally, who seems not to care about anything… Individual Identity Both the Socs and the greasers sacrifice their individuality to the styles and sentiments of their groups.
Greasers, for example, wear their hair long and oiled, and share a common hostility toward the Socs. At the start of the novel, Ponyboy is a dedicated greaser even though he knows that certain aspects of his personality make him different from the rest of the gang.
The gang provides him with too great of a sense of….Scarlett O'Hara uses the title phrase when she wonders to herself if her home on a plantation called "Tara" is still standing, or if it had "gone with the wind which had swept through Georgia."In a general sense, the title is a metaphor for the demise of a way of life in the South prior to the Civil War.
When taken in the context of Dowson's poem about "Cynara," the phrase "gone with the wind. they print our names?
What happens when we just give up, stop running? *** Distant shouts of little kids Trapped within the smoky wood The boards crack The ceiling caves My partner and I Run to their aid Could this be the end?
Our fiery grave? I look over The dark-haired boy Is having the time of his life And I know this sounds strange But so am I. Name Identity [6 marks] – Write a name identity poem for Ponyboy, describing his identity and the characteristics that make him unique.
Use adjectives, nouns, and verbs that describe Ponyboy's identity. 3. Character Sketch [6 marks] – Write a character sketch of a character of your choosing.
The description must have. Outsiders Unit Plan Author Tannis Wilhelmus Grade Level Students will write an acrostic poem or a name poem about Ponyboy. Students may choose another type of poem as their mini-writing task, but they must let the teacher know their choice first.
Homework- Write a name identity poem for Ponyboy. Early Finishers: Achieve, Links on our class website, Vocabulary Flipbook, Silent Reading, Silent Writing Wednesday- No BW. Study Questions for Books Previously Taught in Young Adult Literature and in Children's Literature.
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