Music of The Outsiders

Chapters 5-6 Enrichment

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Mood Word: Enthusiastic


Text Evidence: "Let's Rock Everybody, Let's Rock"


Connection to The Outsiders: Dally has been in jail, several times before. Ponyboy and Johnny currently fear that they are going to go to jail.


Onomatopeoia:

"Crash, Boom, Bang!"

Elvis Presley. Jailhouse Rock.( From the movie Jailhouse Rock.1957.) HD.

"Help" - The Beatles

Mood Word: Desperate


Text Evidence: "Help me if you can I'm feeling down"


Connection to The Outsiders: Darry has been in charge of both of his brothers as a father-figure since their parents died and he hasn't been able to really be a "teenager".


Internal Conflict:

"Help me if you can, I'm feeling down"

The Beatles "Help" Live 1965 (Reelin' In The Years Archives)

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Hank Williams

Mood Word: Depressing/Lonesome


Text Evidence: "I'm so lonesome I could cry"


Connection to The Outsiders: When Ponyboy and Johnny were alone at the church the first couple of days- they got really lonely and worried if they'd ever see the gang again.


Personification: "The moon just went behind the clouds to hide it's face and cry"

Hank Williams Sr. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

"Trouble" - Elvis Presley

Mood Word: Enraged


Text Evidence: "If you're looking for trouble, you've come to the right place."


Connection to The Outsiders: This is most definitely Dally's theme song.


External Conflict: "But if your going to start a rumble, don't you try it alone."

Elvis Presley - Trouble (Film King Creole)

"We Can Work It Out" - The Beatles

Mood Word: Confident/Hopeful


Text Evidence: "We Can Work It Out"


Connection to The Outsiders: Darry hopes to reconcile with Ponyboy when he meets up with him at the Hospital after the church fire


POV: 1st Person

Speaker: "I have always thought..."


Audience: "While you see it your way"

The Beatles - We Can Work it Out