From S.E. Hinton’s novel by the same name comes a story about a group of young boys who overcome many obstacles and try to fit into their judgemental society. Directed by the amazing Francis Ford Coppala, The Outsiders is one film that is necessary to watch.
The scene at the church in which the boys recite the poem, “Nothing Gold can Stay”. As I was reading this chapter of the book, I pictured the same scenery in my head, that was showed in the movie. This part in both the book and the movie, has a lot of meaning towards the story. In both scenes Pony states, “You ain’t like any of the gang. I mean i couldn’t tell Two-bit or Steve or even darry about the sunrise and clouds and stuff. I couldn’t even remember that poem around them. I mean, they just don’t dig. Just you and Sodapop. And maybe cherry valance.
Johnny shrugged. “ Yeah,” he said with a sigh. “ I guess we’re different.”
“Shoot,” Pony said, blowing a perfect smoke ring, “maybe they are.”
Through these words we could make the inference that Johnny, Sodapop, and Cherry played an extremely important part in Pony’s life.
Another similarity that I thought was very symbolic was, when Johnny let Pony look at his new hair cut through a broken mirror. This scene was mentioned both in the book and movie. This represented that Pony was now broken and empty when he looked at himself through his own eyes. We eventually learned in both stories that, Pony’s hair was very important to him because, it was the only characteristic that Pony had that was similar to Soda’s. And since Pony looked up and practically wanted to be Soda he now felt useless and broken cause the only thing he had was now, gone. In my own opinion, I liked the sunrise scene better in the film because we could witness the way, C. Thomas Howell who played Pony, displayed his voice and...