Hinton’s “The Outsiders” and “Fences” by August Wilson..

You will produce a clear and coherent writing that is well organized and edited. After reading and watching S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” and “Fences” by August Wilson.

In 350 words or more analyze the impact of the social norms of the 1950’s on the development of theme and character in both Fences and The Outsiders. Use at least two pieces of evidence to support your thinking. Make sure to cite correctly using MLA format. 16 points

Use this sentence format below (fill in the blank, but be clear on what you type):

The 1950’s were a turbulent time in American history. The nation was rapidly changing as were American values.[Three events that happened in the 1950’s that shaped American values]. Although this time is often thought of as a period of prosperity not every American benefited during that decade. In fact two texts written much later would utilize those tensions in a subtle way, to explore the ideas of ___Topic #1____ and ____Topic #2__.

Both The Outsiders and Fences deal with the topics of ____ and ____ by showing the development of their characters and build their themes through their actions and interactions. Although both stories take place in different parts of America and deal with different ethnic groups they resoundingly share the same theme that in order for a family to stay together they must be willing to change and sacrifice. A moment in __Title of text_____ that demonstrates this is when [Context for your evidence]“[Textual evidence” this [Analysis of text] (Citation). Similarly in ___Title & author____ there is a moment that _[synonym for displays]___ this theme when [Context for textual evidence].“[Textual evidence to support your claim” ]which shows [Analysis of textual evidence] (Citation). In addition this reinforces the social norm of the time that [Social norm shown in textual evidence].

On the other hand there are subtle differences between the texts when it comes to the topic of ___Topic #3___. In _Tiltle of text__ __Topic #3___ [claim about topic #3]. It is made clear to the reader that[claim about the differences between the text].[Contextualize the differences with an example]. [Reasoning for the different view on the topic]. The fierce 50’s are more than a half a century behind us but the themes and culture that emerged during that time can still be seen today.

Hinton’s “The Outsiders” and “Fences” by August Wilson.



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