The similarities are a huge part of what makes the movie great. The movie and the novel both had the complete Greaser gang... Pony, Johnny, Soda, Darry, Dally, Two-Bit and Steve. The characters had the same age and personality in the movie and novel. The book and novel also both included the "hero newspaper". The newspaper explained how the Greasers, although very unlikely, were heroes because they saved the kids in the fire. The newspaper also read that the Curtis boys might be split up, sending Pony and Soda to a boys home. The movie and novel also incorporated the rumble how Pony and Dally visited Johnny before and after the rumble, how the Socs fled and how the Greasers won. Finally, the novel and book both had the beginning and ending be the movie house and Paul Newman. The similarities were an outstanding part of the movie.
Although there were many similarities, there were huge differences in the novel and the movie. In the novel, there is a rich west side and a poor east side. In the movie, there is a rich south side Soc and a poor north side Greaser. Also, the movie didn't show the part where Pony got jumped. The novel went into this in great detail. Besides this, the movie left out some characters, and made other characters in more minor roles. The movie didn't mention Sandy, and Sodapop had an extremely smaller role. Finally, the movie didn't have Pony failing his English class, therefore Pony writing the essay, which turned into this novel, made no sense. These differences made the novel and the movie very special.
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