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									The Outsiders

      Background Information
The Setting

Hairstyles of the Fifties and Sixties

Women wore their hair
 either soft and curled
 or pulled into a
 ponytail and secured
 by a colorful scarf.
Men often wore their
 hair in a buzz cut or
 flat top.
The Duck Tail

   To accomplish this look, lots
    of hair grease was required.
    In this case, a little dab ain't
    “gonna do ya.” This is where
    the term “greasers” was first
   There were no blow dryers
    to create a look. To make
    hair stay in a certain style,
    you had to either spray or
Fashion of the Early 1960s

  This look was made
  popular in the 1950s
  and continued
  through the early
  60s. A poodle skirt
  is a wide swing skirt
  with a poodle
  appliquéd or
  transferred onto the
Girls usually wore
flared skirts, but the
pencil skirt became
popular in the late
„50s. All dresses and
skirts came to or
below the knee.
Men’s Fashion     For casual dress,
                  men often wore
                  (sweaters) over
                  their dress shirts.

The cardigan sweater seen here was a
popular style which was used for the
"letter" sweater-popular among the
younger men and athletes.
The Coolest of the Cool

                  The “coolest” of the
                  young men often
                  wore leather jackets
                  over T-shirts with
                  jeans and loafers.
                  Often, this outfit
                  would make people
                  think that the wearer
                  was a “hood.”
Drive-In Movies

  a  reference to a person, event,
    thing or to a part of another
Allusions in The Outsiders

   Paul Newman
   Great Expectations
   Gone With the Wind
   The Beatles
   Elvis
Paul Newman

   Butch Cassidy and the
    Sundance Kid
   The Hustler
   The Long, Hot Summer
More recently…

and you may have even seen him at
the store!
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

   This is the story of Pip,
    an orphan boy adopted
    by a blacksmith‟s
    family. Pip learns how
    to find happiness. He
    learns the meaning of
    friendship and the
    meaning of love and he
    becomes a better
    person for it.
Gone With The Wind

                American classic in which a
                manipulative woman and a
                roguish man carry on a
                turbulent love affair in the
                American south during the
                Civil War
The Beatles

   The Beatles were an
    English rock band,
    formed in Liverpool in
    1960, and one of the
    most commercially
    successful and
    critically acclaimed
    acts in the history of
    popular music.

           Elvis Presley was one of
            the most popular
            American singers of the
            20th century. A cultural
            icon, he is widely known
            by the single name Elvis.
            He is often referred to as
            the "King of Rock and
            Roll" or simply "the King".
Robert Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Analysis of Nothing Gold Can Stay
                                  This simplistic, beautiful poem
Nothing Gold Can Stay              illustrates the coming of age with
                                   plants and nature. When your young
Nature's first green is gold       your gold. Every thing is new and
                                   beautiful. The flower. After a short
Her hardest hue to hold.           time, hence “But only so an hour.”,
Her early leaf's a flower;         you prepare for adulthood, like when
But only so an hour.               “Leaf subsides to leaf,” as a tree
                                   prepares itself for winter. “So Eden
Then leaf subsides to leaf.        sank to grief.” refers to looking back
So Eden sank to grief,             on your past and wishing you were
So dawn goes down to day.          still a kid. “So dawn goes down to
Nothing gold can stay.             day,” is becoming an adult. You can‟t
                                   stay a kid and “Nothing gold can
                               | Posted on 2010-10-14 | by a guest

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