THE OUTSIDERS Setting WHAT ASPECTS OF THE OUTSIDERS NOVEL GIVE US CLUES ABOUT THE SETTING? THE OUTSIDERS- SETTING • The setting is based on the author’s hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was living when she wrote the story as a high school student. • The text however, does not reveal when or where specifically the novel is set, focusing more on the east side/west side divide and the issues faced by teenagers • The vague setting helps make the book relevant for people in other places and times. It isn't just about Tulsa; it could be about any hometown SET IN THE 1960S- COST OF LIVING In the 1960s a new house cost $15,500 In the 1960s the average income per year was $8,540 In the 1960s a litre of petrol was 15 cents In the 1960s the average cost of new car was $3,270 Ford Mustang 2 door hardtop $2368 1960 Men's Pocket Watch $9.44 Oranges 89 cents for 2 dozen (24 oranges) SET IN THE 1960S- KEY EVENTS Popular music: Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones Major events included the first moon landing, the Vietnam war The first James Bond film was released The first appearance of Spider-Man The first viewing of the Boeing 727 jet The first push-button telephone was made available SET IN THE 1960S- TECHNOLOGY 1960S – DAILY LIFE OF A TEENAGER • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4guuaABdp4 Looking at this poster, what can you tell about what life would have been like in the 1960s? Is anything shown in the poster mentioned in the Outsiders novel?