The Outsiders: The Setting

LiteratureThe Outsiders

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understanding their country and their government in new ways And

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even though we don't see that directly in this small

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town in oklahoma we do definitely see a group of

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teenagers who are rebelling against what's expected of them but

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also just trying to figure out who they are Andi

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that's pretty consistently true throughout history and it's Still true

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now that in times of huge political turmoil in times

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of social upheaval you're always going to have people trying

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to understand how to be part of their society So

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in that sense today's teenagers are not at all different

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from pony boy and his friends Does the book delve

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into any of the political turmoil happening during this period

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So yeah there are definitely oblique mentions i think to

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what's going on in the country at the time A

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book about violence in the nineteen sixties is obviously referencing

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both a war abroad and struggle between violent civil rights

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movement and the philosophy of nonviolence at home So those

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are things that are very much in american minds that

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moment and likewise these characters have to choose like are

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they going to be violent Are they not going to

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be violent Are they going to be violent because it

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achieves a goal but still have personal reservations about it

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Those questions are definite really there and the question of

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how am i going to participate in this group in

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pony boy's case how am i going to participate in

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this gang is always one that could be extrapolated toe

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other questions How am i going to participate in my

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community in my family in my nation in my world

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so yeah pony boys questions really do touch on a

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lot of social issues of that day What is it

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about the setting that makes this book so relevant to

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people today Does the book delve into any of the 00:02:32.925 --> [endTime] political turmoil happening during this period Yeah