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Compare The Treatment Of Outsiders In Frankenstein - Mary Shelley and The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

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Compare The Treatment Of Outsiders In Frankenstein - Mary Shelley and The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton An outsider is a person who is different from other people or a group. These people are called outsiders because of the way they look, their appearances, views, preferences or opinions, but also the way they do things. But outsiders could also mean if a person is not accepted in a gang/group or even a society. The outsiders in The Outsiders are The Greasers who are Ponyboy Curtis, Darry, Sodapop, Two-bit, Steve Randle, Dally Winston and Johnny Code. Ponyboy is an outsider to the gang because he also the one in his gang who gets A's at school and plus he has been moved up a year. The other main reason that he is an outsider of the gang is that him and his best friend Johnny often watch sunsets together. Johnny is an outsider because unlike the other Greasers he doesn't like to fight. He is only apart of The Greasers because he is best friends with Ponyboy. The rest of the gang, The Greasers are all outsiders because they are not as well off as The Soc's and have different way of life and society. ...read more.

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Also a lot of emotion is felt by the monster for Frankenstein the feels angry and upset with Frankenstein and wants revenge on him, but deep down he desperately wants to be friends with him so that Frankenstein can help him. Another incident, which evokes pity for the monster is when he is travelling to Geneva. The monster sees a young girl drowning and comes to her aid. He saves the girl, but instead of being thanked he is stared and shot at. This evokes a sense of pity and injustice. Why should the monster be shot for doing a very kind dead? He is shot and wounded for days. If a human had done what the monster did then they would have been thanked and possible rewarded. There is also some pity for Frankenstein. It is aroused in the book when the monster kills his wife, brother and best friend. The monster kills Elizabeth, William, Clerval and Justine. There is pity because I feel sorry for him because now he hasn't got anyone to go to except the monster, but the problem is, is that Frankenstein doesn't want to go to the monster. But on the other hand it was Frankenstein attitudes towards the monster that set up the event in the book. ...read more.

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But it also would tell the reader to try and get to know the person. This is shown in the book when Cherry Valance starts to like and get to know Ponyboy even though Ponyboy is a Greaser and Cherry is a Soc. The audience for The Outsider's is mainly everyone because it is write in modern language and also everyone can understand what is going on in the book. But also it allowed us to think more about other peoples feelings and what they might do and what the affects could face. The book that I would choose would be The Outsiders because I enjoyed reading the book and how the whole story was set. I especially liked the way they did the book because through the whole story it was set up for a big fight in the end of the book. But also it was adventurous because there was plenty of action in the book. This is shown when Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally safe the lives of children in the church after it was on fire. I enjoyed this part of the book because even though Johnny died at the end of this, they also were brave as they all had to get the children out. Overall I think the main reason for why I choose The Outsider was because it was funny to read and some bits made me laugh. ...read more.

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