Response: In The Outsiders, the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is very important to Johnny and Ponyboy. The phrase “Nothing Gold Can Stay” means that nothing gold (something precious) can stay. In the novel, Ponyboy explains about Johnny,” He was the gang's pet, everyone's kid brother. ”(Hinton, 11)
Stay gold”(148). Which means to stay the way you are, and to stay innocent. Conversely Dally’s advice was the complete opposite. After beating the soc’s at the rumble, Dally and Pony rushed to the hospital, and in the car Dally told Pony “You’d better wise up Pony… You look out for yourself and nothing can touch you…” Dallas says that Ponyboy needs to get tough, and getting tough is the opposite of staying innocent.
In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy recites the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, written by Robert Frost. With this text allusion, it really gets us thinking about the meaning the poem holds. Unquestionably, the first two lines of the work grasp the reader, stating that everything good has to come to a bitter end. Tying this in with The Outsiders, we are aware that the color gold is very prominent. Symbolizing youth and well-being, we can tell that the sentence is stating a negative point.
After Ponyboy and Johnny run away from home Ponyboy says, “Things gotta get better, I figured. They couldn't get worse. I was wrong” (Hinton 52). The way the author writes this implies that they will encounter something bad, which sets off a struggle that changes the course of the story. This is what leads to the desperation of childhood innocence as his life starts to grow darker.
Relationships result in more relationships which leads to knowing more people. This is clearly evident through the intimate relationship of Johnny and Ponyboy, and also the weak relationship with Johnny and his mother. Johnny and Ponyboy's relationship unfortunately ended when Johnny died. However, before Johnny died, he said to Ponyboy "stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold." The
Staying Gold “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold,” are Johnny Cade’s final words to Ponyboy Curtis before he passes away. What did Johnny mean by this? Surely, he doesn’t literally mean stay gold. The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton has many themes, including this hidden one.
When Johnny says to Ponyboy, “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…” it means to keep all the good qualities that make Ponyboy who he is. It makes reference to the poem that they recited while at the church, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which I think means all good things must come to an end. I think that Johnny recognizes the potential that Ponyboy possesses to get out of the slum and make something of himself. Ponyboy must stay gold - keep his purity, and be true to who he is, even after facing the harsh consequences of both boys actions.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” is about how no one will stay the same their whole life, you will have a peek but it can not be that way forever. In the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost, he explains that when people see or experience something for the first time they think it's amazing but then it just morphs into part of life. The first leaf is always the most appreciated by everyone. In this line of the poem Robert Frost tells us that “Her early leaf’s a flower;” (3) When the first leaf sprout it miraculous, like a flower, but for some reason, after awhile it becomes less amazing, it is just a leaf.
Ch 9 Pg 148 “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…” The quote is significant by connecting to an Essential question because in Johnny’s last words he refrences the same Robert Frost poem that Ponyboy repeated outloud when they were sitting on the back porch of the church.
In the beginning the book ponyboy grows up hating the Socs. The Socs have have all the power and money and ponyboy hates them for this and also hates them because they are always picking on and fighting greasers. They do this because they think that they they’re better than the greasers. He hates them even more after he gets jumped. “I fought to get
He also says that he shouldn’t “…be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” Johnny is refereeing to how Ponyboy has a bright future and he can make with his life whatever he pleases. Pony finally understood what Johnny meant when he said, “stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…”
Being away from his parents are hard because Ponyboy feels this way. He can only love his brothers and friends, even though only one of his brothers like him. Love is one of the main themes in The Outsiders because The greasers, Ponyboys gang, is like a family, which he loves. When Ponyboy was young, his parents died. Now he only has two brothers to love.
Honor is Still in the Lawless Are bad people capable of doing honorable actions? Is there honor among the lawless? The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about greasers who are the lawless, but still sometimes do some ethical acts as well. These guys may jump little kids or sneak into drive-in theaters, but they still do some heroic and honorable acts like saving other kids from a burning church and look out for each other. These greasers have honor in themselves because they protect each other, they care for each other, and have integrity in themselves.
In the book The Outsiders there is a part in the book where a character named Johnny says “stay gold” to another character named Ponyboy. In my perspective I see the quote “stay gold” as Johnny telling Ponyboy to stay innocent and beautiful on the inside, and to not end up like he did. Most importantly, he was also telling Ponyboy to keep being himself which I believe is the best thing you can do. So, the aspects of my personality that I am confident make me who I am are my sense of humor, my attitude, and my mentality. One of the aspects of my life and personality that I think make me golden is my sense of humor.