Recently, my sixth grade class and I read and watched “The Westing Game”. The movie and book had a lot of similarities and differences. One major difference was the plot, also the characters and point of view was changed in the movie. However, there was more things that was more things that were different than the things that were similar. I personally enjoyed reading the book more than watching the movie, because it had more detail.
It might seem Peter from Mr. Terupt and Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid have some similarities. Peter from Mr.Terupt is a very big trouble maker. He loves to pull pranks on school mates. Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a outgoing person. Messes around but also loves to play video games. But a theme that goes for both story’s is they both create mischief.
I like the Outsiders in the form of a book better than in the form of a movie because, the movie wasn’t as descriptive as the written form was. The book form had was also much more thrilling, and interesting. The Movie was missing many key points that could have made it better.
The Outsiders was about the greasers and the Socs. The Socs always jump the greasers, one day Johnny fights back, he ends up killing Bob. Johnny and Ponyboy run away to a church and hide until Dally comes and gets them. They then see the church was burning, Ponyboy and Johnny run into it to save the kids inside. Johnny and Dally get injured, Ponyboy is okay. The greasers win the rumble, the Socs will stay out of the greasers territory, Johnny passes away from his injuries, Dally robs a store, the police shoot him, and he does not survive the shots. In the end Ponyboy decides to regather his life and he starts with writing his theme for his ELA class. The book The Outsiders book, the
In what way can two people that have grown up with the same lifestyle be so different but at the same time so similar. It seems unrealistic. However, in S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, two characters with such characteristics exist. Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston are two greasers that at similar because they both place little value on their lives and have parents who don’t give them the attention they need. Despite the similarities these two have, Dally and Johnny have their own divergence from each other such as giving different advice and getting in trouble with the law. Thus, their lifestyle and way of living Jonny Cade and Dallas Winston have some unique differences and strong similarities.
In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, there are two rival gangs. One group, the Socials, reap the benefits of wealthy living and a good reputation. The other bunch, the Greasers, are looked down upon as bad, unruly, and unlawful. Even though the Greasers and Socials live on opposite sides of town, they have a variety of likenesses and differences.
S.E Hinton’s, “The Outsiders” and Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s ,“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” are two young adult novels with greatly different stories yet support the same ideology. Both works focus on the lives of two teenage boys, Ponyboy, of Hinton’s novel, and Aristotle, of Sáenz’s. The story of Ponyboy takes place in the year 1969, and focuses on a huge but short period of his life. It tells about his struggle as an orphan under the care of his two older brothers and deals with gang violence, socioeconomic status, and death. Whereas, the story of Aristotle takes place during the 1980’s and covers a long period of his life and involves his experiences with his relationship with his hands-on parents, his sexual orientation, and struggling with his awkward years. There are many conceptions of what is appropriate for young readers, but these two novels defend that young people should be informed. By examining “The Outsiders” and “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”, this ideology of communicating mature topics to these readers is supported as the characters of both novels deal with the challenges of belonging, identity, and staying true to themselves, as well as reinforce the notion that adolescents can benefit from this knowledge.
After watching the movie, Get a Clue!, and reading the book, The Westing Game, I believe that the book was a lot more entertaining and easier to understand. Although both the movie and book had similar plots, they were very, very diverse. The movie made many changes to the story, including writing it in Turtle’s point of view, and changing the characters’ personalities. It made the movie hard to follow.
In West Side Story, the Puerto Rican gang known as the Sharks always gets blamed for the conflicts that arise
How could two juvenile delinquents who share many differences and similarities have such a solid friendship? In the novel The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, Dallas Winston and Johnny cade are very different, but besides their differences they have a special bond. Although they have differences such as advice giving, and rule following, they also have similarities like comparable parents and their concern for each other.
“Need a haircut, greaser?’” “’How’d you like that haircut to begin just below the chin?”(Hinton, pg.5) A Soc says, as Ponyboy gets jumped by a few Socs. There is a colossal rivalry between the Socs and the greasers, and it has always been that way. The two gangs cannot see each other and put aside their differences, thus the greasers, the poorer gang, on occasion, experience “jumps”, or in other words gets injured by a couple of Socs. This goes the same for West Side Story, a movie created in 1961. In West Side Story, two gangs, the Sharks (Puerto Ricans), and the Jets (White), are rivals, and one gang is thought of a lesser group of people. Slowly but surely, both gangs in both The Outsiders and West Side Story and eventually put aside their differences. In both West Side Story, and The Outsiders, the gangs learn a very important theme: “I should do what is right, even if it means crashing the stereotypes.”
West Side Story is a musical that includes gang violence and full-hearted relationships Between Tony, the ex leader of the Jets and Maria, the leader of the Sharks sister. It all takes place in Verona, a township in New Jersey. The movie starts with an Ariel view of the city shifting from site to site showing off of the pleasant areas. The movie goes on to show that there is a gang of white boys that call themselves the Jets, the Jets have a rival gang made up of Puerto Rican guys that go by the name of the Sharks. The jets are informed by the police that if they cant get along with the other boys, they will all be taken to jail. Obviously none of them want to go to jail so they come up with an idea for a settlement, a sort of agreement with the other gang. This agreement is a “Brawl” a fair even fist fight between the toughest guys of the two gangs, whoevers gang loses the fight has to leave the area. Tony aka Richard Beymer and Maria aka Natalie Wood are in an unbreakable relationship
In recent years, it has become popular for many of America's great literary masterpieces to be adapted into film versions. As easy a task as it may sound, there are many problems that can arise from trying to adapt a book into a movie, being that the written word is what makes the novel a literary work of art. Many times, it is hard to express the written word on camera because the words that express so much action and feeling can not always be expressed the same way through pictures and acting. One example of this can be found in the comparison of Ken Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the film version directed in 1975 by Milos Forman.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are extremely influential novels that can teach great lessons to teenagers and adults. One of The Outsider’s main themes is; everybody has different problems, but everybody is still the same. This theme is shown throughout the entire novel and explains it well. There are two different groups in the setting of The Outsiders, the socs and the greasers. The socs are the rich kids that drive nice cars and get into a lot of trouble without being punished by their parents, and the greasers are the less wealthy kids that fight with the socs and wear greased back hair and leather jackets. Both of these groups are completely different people, but they still live in the same city and see the same environment. As Ponyboy states “Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset” (Hinton).