Central idea english Essay

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Atticus Finch, from How To Kill A Mockingbird, once stated, "You never really know a man till you walk a mile in his shoes." This quotation implies that you can never truly understand what someone has gone through or how he/she lives unless you're actually in his/her position. This quotation is valid because, appearances are not what will help you to understand a person. The novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton proves the interpretation because in the story many characters were judged according to their "reputations".
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a piece of literature that relates to the interpretation through the use of Theme and Conflict. For example, when Jerry is in the ambulance with Ponyboy, he is surprised to hear that Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally are greasers, east side hoodlums. When in the ambulance Jerry tells Ponyboy that him, Johnny, and Dally are the bravest kids he has seen in awhile, "sent from Heaven", for rescuing the children from the church fire. Jerry is astonished when Ponyboy then tells him that they are greasers. "we're greasers, you know, like hoods, J.D.'s" to which Jerry replies "are you kidding?". This example connects to the theme because Jerry assumed Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally were good kids but in reality they were greasers. Thus you should never judge someone without truly knowing them like Jerry did.
Another exams of someone being judged in The Outsiders is when Two-Bit judges Randy for being a Soc. When Ponyboy and Two-bit were at Tasty Freeze the Socs, west side rich kids, arrived and Randy asked to speak to Ponyboy. They had a conversation in Randy's…