Books can be different and the same as movies. In the book and movie there were many similarities and differences and many themes. Some similarities are the movie scene, Johnny kills Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny run away to a church, and They both cut their hair. The differences are Dally pushes Ponyboy in the movie but not in the book, Johnny’s killing scene is more described in the book, Johnny brings more things to the church than in the book, and Johnny says he wants to kill himself in the movie. To me the best theme in the story is friendship. I believe that every person needs to show friendship to
In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, there are two social classes. The greasers and the socs. The socs are seen as perfect and could never do any harm to the small neighborhood, but the greasers are seen as no good juvenile delinquents and they are always to blame for anything. The greasers are close knit and always stand up for their friends. They are also the ones with all the tough brakes. One of the greasers, Dally, was in jail at the age of ten and grew up in the streets with a dad who didn't care about him one bit. Dally may be labeled a greaser and a hood, but his actions and words prove he is still a good
The poem that is read in The Outsiders, called “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, by Robert Frost, supports the claim that one should be content with what one has because greatness never stays for long, and causes more sorrow than happiness. The poem states that, “Nature’s first green is gold; Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour” (Frost 1-4).
In the movies "The Outsiders" and "West Side Story" I noticed that there were many similarities and differences. For example, West Side Story was a musical and the gangs were known for having one 'Hispanic gang' and one 'Caucasian gang,' but The Outsiders was not a musical and the gangs were based on the poor side of the town and the richer part of the town. Although, even with the many differences there were also many similarities like, most of the people in the movies were in two gangs who hated each other. As I was watching both movies I found that many of the similarities came from how the characters acted, their interests/the scenes and the plot so, I decided to write my paragraphs based on those three subjects.
The theme of Nothing Gold Can Stay is about nature, and things changing. The main theme to me is, nothing stays beautiful forever no matter what it is.
Theme holds a story together and provides the iconic pieces of literature we see today. In Rick Riordan 's The Lightning Thief, we see three major themes that all come together in order to make the story. The fight against good and evil is a classic theme that develops the plot in a novel. Friendship is the underlying theme in which nobody reall knows is there, however, it has a huge effect. Finally betrayal, the cunning theme that introduces irony and tragedy in a writing to make it much more interesting. The use of theme in The Lightning Thief and every other pieces of writing or novel is imperative in order to create great
We read the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and the poem “Nothing Gold can stay” by Robert Frost. The Outsiders is about two groups of people that fight a lot, and “Nothing Gold can Stay” is about life. The theme of The Outsiders is divided community, and the theme of the poem is that nothing good can stay forever.
For instance, many of the themes are directly influenced by the conflicts. The themes preented in relation to the conflicts are restless and ominous. In the following example, Duncon finds Roach’s disary and is therefore using the information given to find Roach’s next victim before he does. The quote states, “Find his targets and I might just find Roach, I have their times, subway stops, and what they look like. So I track them down, watch, and wait for them to show. It’s not a good plan, but it’s the only one I’ve got. In a way that’s too horrible to think about right now, they’re the bait. I just have to find them before he bites.” (Mcnamee, 59). The quote here shows Duncan to be fantially searching and trying to find Roach’s next victim before he gets to them first. As a result, the theme here is se as restless; the theme also highlights Duncan trying to desperately use the clues he has on Roach’s victims to save them. In addition, the theme shows Duncan having no time for breaks, but only time for search and rescue, therefore the theme is restless. Duncan sees only shadows inside a four-foot metal bar in the corner of Roach’s basement. Duncan experiences immense fear that something in the shadow would grab him. The following quote states, “I swing the door open, jumping back. Empty. Nothing but shadows. My head is pounding, nerves shivering, waiting for the
Authors use themes in their books to connect the real world with the context in the book. There are many themes that are described in the events, characters, and messages within the play. Arthur Miller creates relatable themes that show the emotional effects of mankind in his book The Crucible.
Most or if not all stories contain a central idea or a theme. These themes can provide insightful lessons or advice that can be learned by the reader. This is especially seen in the classic book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton and Black Boy by Richard Wright, both stories contain themes or a central idea that really plays a role into the story. A theme is a usually seen as a unifying or a dominant central idea. These themes can be shown in significant events or many other things such as a main character choosing the right decision. Both authors, Hinton and Wright ,both have a common theme and have similar ways to help develop the theme “Sometimes life events cause a person to lose his/her innocence.”
All the themes can be developed and how the authors develop into deeper meaning to the story. Gender, Innocence, The home, etc. are all developed differently and in their unique styles of the story. The theme that I'm picking because I feel strong enough to give the explanation is "Identity". Identity is a great example of the theme of the story because it shows who are the characters if the story. Even though identity is complex; it gives the author good development of Identity and how it can be executed.
As we read the book, we learned and did assignments about the different themes that are found within it. Themes are usually the hidden messages between the passage and they show us what the book is about. Throughout the book we follow many of Bucks adventures that reflect the different messages he learns and struggles with on the way. The major themes of this novel are nature vs civilization, ancestral memory, and man vs animals.
The theme in a story is the concealed message that the author is trying to portray. The theme can be compared to a baby crying. Sometimes it is obvious as to why the baby is crying, but often times it is a mere thinking situation. The baby cannot tell you why it is crying or what he/she wants. Instead, you must use common sense and figure it out. That is how theme works. The author conveys how he/she feels about life or human experiences in the story, but as a reader, it is your job to evaluate the text and discover the meaning of it. Arthur Miller in the book, The Crucible, conveys many themes about human experiences. Mass hysteria, intolerance, and good vs. evil are just some of the many themes that
Several novels convey a theme that is either perceived as universal or selective towards certain races, people, or groups, consequently, many stories may consist of the same themes but portray it differently through their own characters.
There are many themes in works of literature. My 2 topics of comparison have some themes that pop out from the stories. For Runaway, my fiction topic, a significant theme is poverty. Makes sense, because Holly is an orphan, since her dad died from a tractor accident, and her mother died,due to being a heroin addict. Holly says ‘’It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.’’ She also has hardly any personal belongings and no riches left behind by her parents. Another very major theme is survival. Holly needs to know how to survive on her own after she ran away from her 5th foster home. Holly has ran away before, but got caught that time and got handed over to social services.This time, Holly for sure has