Objectives: Must read for meaning
Should analyse plot and character traits
Could reflect on audience and purpose
Starter: Which colours represent the following words? Give reasons for your choice.
Loneliness, Friends, School, Freedom, Happiness
1. Continue reading to the end of Chapter 2. Identify any effective observations about life.
2.Read the following words of the author and relate it to your knowledge of the book and teenage life. “The Outsiders” is published in several languages and read around the world, and Hinton, now in her early 60s, is convinced that its Oklahoma setting is essential in speaking to all people who have ever felt as if they were outside looking in.
“The thing is, the Tulsa experience that I wrote about in ‘The Outsiders’ is closer to the universal experience than it would be if I wrote it from L.A. or New York. It’s an everyman story,” Hinton said.
“It’s amazing how people identify with that. They see that conflict in so many different ways, as a social conflict, as a racial conflict. I think the feelings are universal,” she said. “The way Ponyboy feels about things … everybody’s felt that way, as an outsider in their own group.”
3. The Outsiders deals with issues of class. Are you aware of the class system in England? Do you feel affected by it?
Plenary: Begin Chapter 3 – what do you think it will contain?