The Outsiders Movie Vs Book

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Think about this. Are you interested in a book that can tear you up? That can make you look at yourself and say “Wow, Thank god I’m not them.” Well, the Outsiders is the perfect book for that. Not only is the book great, they made a movie of it and was exceptionally good too, thanks to Francis Ford Coppola for directing it. This book is originally called the Outsiders, where there are groups of people in the hood that stand tall next to their labels. It’s an unceasing battle between groups in the hood. The Greasers versus the Socs. Ponyboy, the main character of the story, is narrating this story in his mind and giving a slight piece of his life that he had to endure to the readers. When you read the book, The Outsiders, you feel that the…show more content…
At the end of the book as well as the movie, when Jonny died in front of Dallas, there was just more intensity and emotional feeling in the book than in the movie.”Dally swallowed and reached over to push Johnny’s hair back ... , Whirling suddenly, he slammed back against the wall. His face contracted in agony, sweat streamed down his face.” (Hinton 149). S.E Hinton used great diction towards the character Dally. The verbs used were strong and expressed great emotions, for example: agony. In the movie, Dally acted as if he was in emotional pain in the hospital, but did not show as much physical actions as the book described. He was in emotional pain for a short time, and the next scene you see is that he is outside. It didn’t feel as long as it did in the book. The intensity, the actions, the personalities in the movie was much different than in the book. The book explained all of these a bit more than the movie in a better way. The one reason why character development is better in the book is probably because the actors for the Outsiders had mediocre acting skills, and the reason for that might be that the actors were all young in the career in…show more content…
In the book it explained the poem “Nothing gold can stay”. What they meant by gold is a color that represents something rare, beautiful, special, and that’s why it had such a beautiful setting. “The sky was lighten in the east, and the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold.” (77). Not only did the narrator explain the setting; he also said the word behind the poem. Gold. This relates to the theme of the story because the author is trying to tell us that nothing gold can stay and that gold is a rare color. In the movie at the point when Ponyboy recites the poem in a beautiful setting, the camera was on close up on Ponyboy, proving that this is an important part of the story in which we assume that the character is trying to tell us something. He is trying to reach to us, and explain his thought. The book gives you smaller words (gold) that has a bigger meaning to it or multiple definitions, as well as the Hinton giving us more plot to the book than the movie, an example for that would be that the movie missed the whole first chapter of the book. The whole idea of “Nothing gold can stay” was just overall more interesting than in the movie. It had a bigger message. Both the poems were very emotional and beautiful. But in the book there was just more gold to it. The readers would understand the word “gold” more in
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