There are many obvious similarities and differences between 'The Gold Bug' and The Goonies. In English class we read 'The Gold Bug' and watched The Goonies. The Gold Bug was about a little boy whose father died and his mom sends him to live with his uncle. While living with his uncle he comes across Sullivan's Island, a seemingly deserted island. As he is on the island he befriends 2 grown men. Together they work to find treasure. In The Goonies a group of kids are getting evicted from their homes. They find a treasure map and go on an adventure to find the treasure. There are many obvious similarities and differences between 'The Gold Bug' and The Goonies.
There are many similarities between 'The Gold Bug' and The Goonies. One big similarity is that in both stories the protagonist is after some sort of treasure. In The Goonies the treasure was on a ship, located in a cave, hidden by One-Eyed Willie. In 'The Gold Bug' the treasure is hidden in the ground , on a seemingly deserted island, by Captain Kidd. The next similarity is that both stories have a theme of greed. In The Goonies the Fratelli's were very greedy and attempted to kill little kids just to get the treasure. In 'The Gold Bug' I think William Legrand and and Jupiter were greedy when they first found the treasure and almost took it all. The last similarity is that in both stories the Protagonists want the treasure to save their families. In The Goonies Mikey wants to obtain the treasure to keep his family from moving/being addicted. In 'The Gold Bug' the narrator wants to support his mother. .
There are also many differences between 'The Gold Bug' and The Goonies. One difference in both stories is that The Goonies is more modern and 'The Gold Bug' was set in earlier times. The Goonies was set in the 1980's. However 'The Gold Bug' was set in the 1860's. Another difference is in 'The Gold Bug' there was less adventure involved in finding the treasure, yet in The Goonies the whole movie was one big adventure.