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Ch 2: Characters in The Outsiders

About This Chapter

The Characters in the Outsiders chapter of The Outsiders Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the characters in this novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with characters in the Outsiders.

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Anyone who needs help learning about the characters in the Outsiders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the characters in the Outsiders. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the characters in the Outsiders
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Characters in the Outsiders chapter exam.

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  •  Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  •  Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters in the Outsiders for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Analyses of characters, including Johnny Cade and Sodapop
  • The different gangs in the Outsiders
  • Quotes from characters like Ponyboy and Darry
  • The characterization of the story

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Characters in The Outsiders
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Characterization in The Outsiders

1. Characterization in The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton wrote 'The Outsiders' when she was 16. It is a story of the struggle between two very different social classes and is loosely based on some of her own experiences. This lesson will look at the way characterization influences the overall story.

The Outsiders Character Analysis & Traits

2. The Outsiders Character Analysis & Traits

In this lesson, we'll discuss character traits of the Greasers and Socs that bring life to the rivalry between the east side and the west side in the S.E. Hinton novel 'The Outsiders.'

Socs from The Outsiders

3. Socs from The Outsiders

In this lesson, we will explore the characteristics of the typical Soc from the S.E. Hinton novel, 'The Outsiders'. We will see that Ponyboy, the narrator, has a change in perspective as the novel progresses.

Greasers from The Outsiders

4. Greasers from The Outsiders

In the S.E. Hinton novel, 'The Outsiders', greasers are the boys that live on the poverty-stricken East Side of town. While others may judge them for their appearance, the greasers we meet in the novel are just trying to get by.

The Outsiders Gangs: Greasers vs. Socs

5. The Outsiders Gangs: Greasers vs. Socs

S.E. Hinton's famous novel 'The Outsiders' takes a look at two gangs that are as different as night and day. In this lesson, you'll learn about these two groups and the interactions they have with each other.

Johnny Cade in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

6. Johnny Cade in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

In this lesson, we will learn about the character Johnny Cade from the novel 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton. Specific attention will be drawn to the transformation that occurred in Johnny while hiding out at the church.

Dally from The Outsiders

7. Dally from The Outsiders

Dallas 'Dally' Winston, from the S.E. Hinton novel 'The Outsiders,' was the meanest of the Greasers. In this lesson, we analyze his character traits and discuss his role in the story.

Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

8. Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

Ponyboy Curtis is the main character and narrator of the S. E. Hinton novel ''The Outsiders.'' In this lesson, we'll learn more about Ponyboy, his life, and his perspective on the East versus West Side struggle in the book.

Darry in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

9. Darry in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

In this lesson, we'll review the characteristics of the eldest of the Curtis brothers, Darrel (Darry), from the S.E. Hinton novel ''The Outsiders.'' Why did he have to grow up so fast?

Sodapop in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

10. Sodapop in The Outsiders: Character Analysis & Quotes

In 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton, Sodapop Curtis is the happy-go-lucky, drop-dead gorgeous middle brother in the Curtis family. Is Soda just another pretty face, or is there more to him than what most people see?

Cherry Valance from The Outsiders

11. Cherry Valance from The Outsiders

In this lesson, we will learn about the main female character in 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton, Sherri (Cherry) Valance. Cherry connects with Ponyboy and provides insight about struggles faced by Socs.

Two-Bit in The Outsiders

12. Two-Bit in The Outsiders

Although Two-Bit Matthews from S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' is not one of the characters primarily involved with the plot of the story, his comic relief and sense of camaraderie with the other Greasers adds to the dimension of the group.

Marcia in The Outsiders

13. Marcia in The Outsiders

In the S.E. Hinton novel, 'The Outsiders', some minor characters are introduced to back up themes of the story. Marcia only appears in the foreground once in the story, but she brings home the theme that there is more to the Socs and the Greasers than the stereotypes. In this lesson, we will learn more about Marcia.

The Outsiders: Summary & Characters

14. The Outsiders: Summary & Characters

S. E. Hinton's young adult novel 'The Outsiders' has been celebrated as a classic work of fiction for nearly half a century. This lesson summarizes the novel's plot and major characters and discusses its significance and influence on the genre of YA fiction.

The Outsiders Character List & Flashcards

The Outsiders Character List & Flashcards

S.E. Hinton's novel ~'The Outsiders~' is filled with complex, multi-dimensional characters. Test your knowledge of the character's names and their most memorable traits as you work your way through this flashcard set.

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