The Many Reasons Why the Book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Should Not Be Banned in Schools

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, has been rated number 43 on the American Library Association’s “Top 100 Most Challenged books of 1990-200! The Outsiders, should not be banned in schools because teenagers are already exposed to it’s “adult” content, it teaches strong life lessons, and schools would be restricting a potential learning experience for its students. Children are already exposed to the Outsiders “adult” content that parents and teachers are trying to shield them from. One example of this is the glorification of guns and gangs in many new box office movies targeted for a teen audience. Such movies include Gangster Squad, The Last Stand, and Broken City. Another example is video games, because they contain extremely graphic and violent content. Games including Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, and Halos’ objectives are to kill and not get caught. Yet another example is in young adult novels not restricted or promoted by schools contain things like death, alcohol, and drugs, that may teens enjoy to read. Books such as The Hunger Games and Gone have become extremely popular in the young adult community and are far more explicit than The Outsiders. The farthest THe Outsider goes in explicit content is “Everyone in our neighborhood, even the girls, smoked.” and “Johnny had been smoking since he was nine; Steve started at eleven” The Outsiders teaches strong life lessons that should not be concealed from children and teens. First it teaches that everyone has some good in them, no matter how tough they seem.

Dally was a “hardcore” Greaser who liked to cause a lot of trouble, but despite that he risked his life to save his friend Johnny from a burning church”First you and the black-haired kid climbing in that window, and the tough looking kid go back and save him”. Second, it teaches that the people you hang out with will affect your actions. Johnny was abused by his parents and started to hang out with the Greasers, because of this he was almost beaten to death by a gang of Socs. Third, The Outsiders teaches that no matter how uneducated a person may seem, they are not unintelligent. Johnny was not very educated school wise, but when him and Ponyboy were in the church reading and being read the book Gone With The Wind, Johnny had an extremely strong interest in the book and find a deeper meaning. Parents, teachers, and schools should not be restricting a potential learning experience from teenagers by not allowing them to read books like The Outsiders. The first example is that teenagers are not as easily influenced as some parents and adults may think. If a teen reads about a shooting or a person overdosing on heroin, that does not mean he or she will want to go commit a shooting of their own or take some heroin. The second example is that teenagers will not only take out the bad or explicit parts in a book, they will find a deeper meaning. For instance, although The Outsiders contains drugs and violence a teenages will not only take out the concept of drugs and violence, they will take out the lessons it teaches them, like overcoming economic differences. The third example it that by shielding teenagers from the dangers of the outside world, they will be unprepared for when mommy and daddy can to protect them anymore. By doing this children will be prone to make terrible choices because they will not understand the risk. Therefore, The Outsiders should not be banned in schools for many reasons. Parents need to stop overprotecting their children because by doing it they are limiting the knowledge of their children and leaving them waiting to be battered by the “real world”.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with MyhomeworkGeeks
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Social Work and Human Services
Great work I would love to continue working with this writer thought out the 11 week course.
Customer 452667, May 30th, 2021
excellent job made a 93
Customer 452773, March 22nd, 2023
English 101
IThank you
Customer 452631, April 6th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Thank you for your hard work and effort. Made a 96 out of 125 points Lacked information from the rubic
Customer 452773, October 27th, 2023
Thank you!!! I received my order in record timing.
Customer 452551, February 9th, 2021
excellent work
Customer 452773, October 6th, 2023
Leadership Studies
excellent job
Customer 452773, August 26th, 2023
Business and administrative studies
Excellent job
Customer 452773, March 17th, 2023
Business and administrative studies
excellent job!
Customer 452773, May 25th, 2023
English 101
great summery in terms of the time given. it lacks a bit of clarity but otherwise perfect.
Customer 452747, June 9th, 2021
Love this writer!!! Great work
Customer 452597, April 5th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Customer 452773, March 3rd, 2023
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat

Sometimes it is hard to do all the work on your own

Let us help you get a good grade on your paper. Get professional help and free up your time for more important courses. Let us handle your;

  • Dissertations and Thesis
  • Essays
  • All Assignments

  • Research papers
  • Terms Papers
  • Online Classes
Live ChatWhatsApp