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G07: L&L The Outsiders: Themes and Analysis

Themes in The Outsiders



Symbols and Motifs


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NY Times Article 40Years Later

‚ÄčFew books come steeped in an aura as rich as S. E. Hinton’s novel “The Outsiders,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. At a time when the average young-adult novel was, in Hinton’s characterization, “Mary Jane went to the prom,” “The Outsiders” shocked readers with its frank depictions of adolescents smoking, drinking and “rumbling.” ... [read more at New York Times]

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LitCharts Themes in the Outsiders


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S.E. Hinton's Outsiders Creates YA Lit


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