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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

  

by S.E. Hinton

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1.77)
  • Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind (5.12, 5.45, 5.69, 8.19, 8.20, 10.60)
  • Robert Frost, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" (5.59, 5.61, 12.64)
  • Jack London (9.80)
  • Harold Robbins, The Carpetbaggers (12.60)

Historical References

  • William Tecumseh Sherman (5.68)

Pop Culture References

  • Paul Newman (1.1, 156.72)
  • Will Rogers (1.45)
  • The Beatles (3.1)
  • Elvis Presley (3.1)
  • Mickey Mouse (1.10, 1.11, 1.14, 12.25)
  • Hank Williams (4.41, 4.53, 4.91)
  • Sleeping Beauty (5.73)
  • Perry Mason (12.1)

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