The Outsiders

chap 12

What major assignment does his English teacher give Ponyboy to try to help him pass?

opinion: write a theme or somethin?

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Ponyboy's English teacher approaches him and tells him he's failing class, but if he can write a good semester theme, he will get a C, "taking into consideration the circumstances." The English teacher says the theme should be on "anything you think is important enough to write about."

"Yessir," I said, I'll try. What's the theme supposed to be on?"

"Anything you think is important enough to write about. And it isn't a reference theme; I want your own ideas and your own experiences."


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