What if? The Outsiders - characters 20 years later

What if?  The Outsiders - characters 20 years later
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This is an excellent way to get students to truly analyze who a character is. This PPT offers pictures of the movie's actors - both then and now - to get students to think about how the story might have ended differently IF. What if Bob had not gotten killed by Johnny? What if Johnny did not die? What if Dally did not self destruct? What if the soc's had won the big rumble? HOW ABOUT THIS ONE: What if Cherry Valance and Dally DID fall in love with each other? The trick in the approach is in staying true to the character as established by the author originally - providing consistency of character. Example: if Bob had not have died, would his drinking have led HIM to self destruct? Most of the actors from the film went on to greater careers in film, including Tom Cruise, Patrick Swazye, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and more. Other actors dropped out of Hollywood but have images of their adult selves online. It makes a great "What if?" opportunity!
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