What Are The Differences Between The Outsiders Book And Movie

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In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, a member of a gang called the “greasers” is leaving the movie theater when a group of Socs, short for social, jumps him and Two-Bit along with Johnny while walking Cherry and Marcia home. The two girls agreed to go with them if they don’t fight. Ponyboy and Johnny get to the lot and fall asleep, and don’t wake until 2 o’clock in the morning. When Ponyboy gets home his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, are very worried. Darry and Pony get in a fight and Soda tries to stand up for Pony, but Darry doesn’t like it. Darry slaps Ponyboy, and after soon regrets it because Pony runs out and tells Johnny that they’re running away. Once they get to where they want to go the same Socs that tried to jump them earlier go at them again, and Johnny kills one, Pony and…show more content…
Another similarity is that Ponyboy 's parents were killed in an automobile accident. In both the movie and the book is the heroic attribute of both Johnny and Ponyboy saving those kids in the burning church. Another thing that is the same is that after the rumble Dally and Ponyboy go and see Johnny, and after he dies, Dally goes and robs a store and is then shot down by the police. Some discrepancies between the book and the movie are that in the movie it left out a copious amount of Ponyboy being sick at the end, after Dally was killed. Another difference is that in the movie Darry pushed Ponyboy where as in the book he slapped him, right before Ponyboy and Johnny ran away. I think that at the rumble when Ponyboy got punched first instead of Darry was one of the biggest differences between the movie and the book. A minute contrast between the movie and the book was that in the book they explained the rules before the rumble, but in the movie they did
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