The Outsiders Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Sunrise and Sunset
In The Outsiders, sunrise and sunset are symbols of unity and connection. For example, when Ponyboy connects with Cherry at the movies on the topic of sunsets, he begins to realize that all humans...
Ponyboy is frequently seen eating candy bars, and there's really nothing very symbolic about a kid eating candy. But, when we add chocolate cake for breakfast into the mix, the treat does take on a...
Gone With the Wind
Margaret Mitchell's bestselling novel Gone With the Wind (1936) makes several appearances in The Outsiders. Like the sunrise, it's one of the things that connects Pony and Johnny. By buying the boo...
In "Tone" we suggest that The Outsiders has the feel of an exposé, or a piece of investigative journalism. The frequent references to newspapers contribute to this feel. Before the reporters c...
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