Compare And Contrast The Outsiders Book And Movie

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Have you ever seen an iceberg? There is a tiny portion emerged from the water, and a whole hidden one ten times the size below the water. This can be thought of like a movie and a book. The tiny, miniscule, portion emerged is the movie, and the hidden one ten times the size is the book. Thought the book and the movie adaptation of “The Outsiders” there are some similarities between the two. While they may have some similarities they pale in comparison to the stark differences between the different ways the characters are developed.
In the first place, one of the examples of how the characters are more developed in the book than the movie is within Sodapop Curtis. This occurs first on Page 7 - 8 “Soda is handsomer than anyone else I know.
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Since we aren’t given the full description of Soda we miss so much information about him. For example the fact that he has his dad’s eyes, or that he gets drunk on ‘just plain living’ and countless more. There's also the fact that since the person who played Soda, Rob Lowe, didn’t have dark-golden hair that he wasn't developed in the right way. Since it is plainly laid out that he had dark-golden hair that contributes to him being ‘movistar kind of handsome’ it completely wrecks him image only because something so small as the color of his hair. Another way that Soda’s character is undeveloped is in the sense that Sandy was only mentioned in the beginning of the movie and never again. “It’s the letter he wrote to Sandy, Returned unopened, … When Sandy went to Florida … It wasn’t Soda, Ponyboy. He told me he loved her, but I guess she didn't love him like he thought she did, because it wasn’t him. … “He wanted to marry her anyway, but she just left” (Page 174). Since this whole scene was never added to the movie we never know what happened between Soda and Sandy. We really don’t know anything about Sandy other than that …show more content…
“ - Randy tried to grin but I could tell he was close to tears…’, ‘I’m sick of it because it doesn’t do any good.” (Page 116 - 117.) The problem with the development or underdevelopment of Randy lies in a deeper more emotional level. In the movie Randy talks to Ponyboy about how he doesn’t want to fight in the rumble, he does this emotionlessly. A rock could had more emotion saying this then he did in the movie. This is how Randy ends up underdeveloped. However in the book we are given the insight in the book that it is possible for him to have feelings it comes as a surprise since the Socs aren’t known for sharing their feelings, and are said not to have a care in the world. In the book Randy is more well developed because we get the insight and the full conversation and thoughts and feelings of Ponyboy. Bob is a whole different story because we are completely oblivious of half of his personality in the movie, because it is never shown. “Sweet and friendly stand out in a crowd - that’s what she said. A real person, the best buddy a guy ever had, kept trying to make somebody stop him,” (Page 162). In the movie adaption of the outsiders we aren't given much information about Bob just that he was an alcoholic, a jerk, possessive, jealous, and has temperament issues. In the book however we are told more through things that Ponyboy observes, and through

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