Differences Between The Outsiders Book And Movie

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“Things are rough all over.” (The Outsiders pg.35) To begin, The Outsiders takes place in the 1950’s-60’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The conflict of The Outsiders concentrates on the gang rivalry between the Greasers and the Socials or “Socs,” who live on opposite sides of town. Moreover, the protagonist of the story is Ponyboy Curtis who has two brothers, Sodapop Curtis and Darry Curtis. To add, the Curtis brothers are involved in a gang known as the Greasers along with Dallas “Dally” Winston, Johnny Cade, Steve Randall, and Keith “Two Bit” Mathews. The Greasers are a group of poor teenagers who come from broken families, and often have to rely on each other. However, the Socs are a group of rich kids, who drive fancy cars, and like to beat up Greasers or throw beer blasts for fun. Specifically, the Socs gang consists of Robert “Bob” Sheldon, Randy Anderson, Marcia, Paul Holden, and Cherry Valance. In conclusion, The Outsiders movie and novel contain many similarities, but there are …show more content…

To commence, a Greaser gang member known as Dallas Winston has a different appearance in the novel than he does in the book. In the novel, Dallas Winston has blonde, almost white hair with cold, blue eyes. However, in the movie, Dallas Winston has brown eyes, and brown hair. In addition, in the novel, Darry’s reaction towards Ponyboy coming home late contrasts from his reaction in the movie. For example, after Ponyboy wakes up from falling asleep in the vacant lot with Johnny, he rushes home where he is greeted by an angry, as well as worried, Darry. When Sodapop tries to defend Ponyboy, Darry shouts at him, causing Ponyboy to scream back. After Ponyboy yells at Darry in the novel, Darry slaps Ponyboy forcefully in the face. Nevertheless, in the movie, Darry pushes Ponyboy violently to the point where Ponyboy is knocked off his feet. In summary, The Outsiders movie and novel contain several noticeable

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