Wrting Assignment #2 – The Outsiders
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I heard that you are trying to decide whether to read “The Outsiders” or watch the movie. Both are very similar, but also very, very different. I personally did not like the movie. I would not waste your time by watching the movie. I would just go ahead and read the book.
The movie was very similar to the book. In the movie, they have the same lines/script. If you read the book first and then watch the movie, you’ll notice that they have the same lines. For example the line, “Shoot. Maybe they’re different,” was both in the movie and in the book. The director did a good job in not veering far from what the characters had originally said in the book. Also, the director had the same plot that was in the book. The church still burned down and the Socs were the same mean, rude, and ignorant people. Also, some of the characters were the same. For example, Darry looked serious and adult-like and that’s how he was described in the book. Along with Soda. Soda had the same carefree voice and nice hair.
The book was also very different from the movie. The characters were the most different from the book. For instance, Dally (in the book) was portrayed as an ugly, bleach blonde, elfish looking, mean, seventeen year old boy. The only thing that was the same was that he was seventeen. He was nothing like the character in the book. I didn’t like that. Also, Johnny didn’t sound or look like a 16 year old, like he was supposed to. Almost everything else was the same in both the movie and the book.
I would recommend the book over the move because of the characters. The characters were the main focus of the movie and I didn’t like them. Ponyboy was the worst. I didn’t like his character at all. He didn’t show any emotion when he was talking. He hardly had any facial expressions when he spoke. When I was watching the movie, I didn’t enjoy it. Although, when I read the book, I could imagine his voice and what he looked like.
As I have noted, I liked the book much better. I would recommend it to you because the book is much more enjoyable and you can visualize it much better than the movie. Even though they have a lot of similarities, I preferred the book. I hope you will consider my recommendation when you make your decision.