Similarities And Differences Between The Outsiders Book And Movie

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“‘I’m scared stiff. I used to talk about killing myself’ . . . ‘I don’t want to die now. It ain’t long enough. Sixteen years ain’t long enough. I wouldn’t mind it so much if there wasn’t so much stuff I ain’t done yet and so many things I ain’t seen. It’s not fair.’” So many events have taken place in The Outsiders and some haven’t throughout both the book and the movie. So many themes have also connected the book and the movie as well. In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, has many similarities, differences, and recurring themes that connects to the movie as well. In The Outsiders, there are many similarities and differences between the movie and the book. The main and biggest difference between the two is Ponyboy still narrates…show more content…
As many similarities there are connecting the two universes of the book and the movie, there are also many differences between them, disconnecting the universes. In the beginning of the movie, it starts out with Ponyboy walking on the sidewalk. But, in the book, it starts out with Ponyboy leaving the movies and getting jumped by the Socs and having the gang to save him, which is completely skipped over in the movie. Another crucial detail that was either skipped or modified was where the Socs were located vs where the Greasers were located. In the book, the Greasers were inhabited on the East side of Tulsa and the Socs in the West, but in the movie, the Greasers are in the North while the Socs are in the South. Not only are the locations different, but the major scene where Dally dies was different as well. In the movie, Dally is skimming through magazines before ripping one, walking over to the store clerk, holding the heater up to his head, and demanding he gives him money. In the book, the store does get robbed, but it doesn't mention how the clerk pulled a heater of his own out and began to shoot at Dally as he was running away. Another scene modified differently in the movie is the ending. In the book, it ends with Ponyboy being sick and making up an assignment, but in the movie he immediately goes to school
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