Comparison Of The Outsiders Book And Movie

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The Outsiders: Compare and Contrast The Outsiders book and movie were different from each other in many ways. The Outsiders is about a boy (Ponyboy) who tells us his story about how he feels being a Greaser. His friends (including him) are all one gang who look out for each other and hang out. Their rivals, the Socs, are the rich kids that like to beat up and pick on the Greasers. Ponyboy tells us what happens to him during one week. Ponyboy goes to the movies with his friends and meets two girl Socs. Dally, Ponyboy’s one friend, talks to the Socs. Ponyboy and Johnny tell Dally to leave the Socs alone and the Socs invite them to sit with them. After the movie the Socs boyfriends show up and threaten to start a fight for messing around with …show more content…

Pony also got jumped by the Socs in the beginning and Darry slaps Pony. When they rescue the kids from the burning church, Pony stays in the hospital. Pony also talks in his sleep asking for Soda and Darry. Soda has a girlfriend named Sandy and she ends up getting pregnant and moving away for a while. “You in love with Sandy? What’s it like?”(Hinton18) While Pony visits Johnny, he has trouble getting to him because of the nurses. In the movie, it is told in a third person point of view and the characters look a lot more different than how they do in the book. The movie goes by much quicker than the book. Also Pony goes straight home after the church burns down. In both the movie and the book, the characters names are the same and the setting is the same. Johnny kills Bob in both of them. They go to the Windrixville church and the poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost is in both. “‘Nothing Gold Can Stay.’ I was remembering a poem I read once.”(Hinton77) The church catches fire and both Johnny and Dally die in the movie and in the book. The Outsiders movie and book are different yet similar in many ways. It is mostly similar by the characters, setting and story. It is different by character’s looks and some parts were cut out of the movie that were in the book, but both are equally

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