The Outsiders: An English Paper

LiteratureThe Outsiders

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been writing Most of us have heard the imperative to

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write what you know And so ponyboy has decided

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to write what he knows The stories of people like

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johnny who can he He can imagine dying in the [Johnny laid in the streets]

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streets on dh the stories of two bit and soda

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pop and all of his other friends and their lives

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What effect is the narrative twist have on the story?

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Yeah for for me I mean it reinforces that ponyboy

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is incredibly smart It does make me wonder how seriously [Ponyboy wearing graduation cap]

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to take him Is he exaggerating Something's Is he a

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completely reliable narrator Is he leaving some things out Because [Ponyboy flexing muscles]

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this is for an english class and no one tells

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their english teacher everything So i think it makes you

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realise that pony boy is\ a real person But he's

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also a storyteller and so were you may have seen

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the book as just totally realistic You now take a

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step back and understand it As you know um or [Woman looking at portrait of book]

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impressionistic portrait of some things that happened What happens if

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we go back and re read the book with the

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twisted mind? I love that on dh You get so

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much out of re reading like you can suddenly say

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like when ponyboy criticizes the other gang members is not

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seeming very smart Is it because he really felt that [Gang members appear]

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way Or is he trying to impress another reader Who

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would want him to be smart Does he seem to

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you care so much about school Because he's genuinely like

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that or because that's the image he wants to present

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It becomes a totally different book in that light and

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that's Pretty cool It's like two two stories in one [Ponyboy holding two books]

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Why is ponyboy telling this story What effect is the

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narrative twist have on the story What happens if we

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go back and re read the book with the twisted