Gold Can Stay Analysis

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Gold Can’t Stay Forever

In the thrilling book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, their is a recurring prompt and morale that can relate to living in the shoes of an average 13-year-old teenager. Nothing gold can stay, In the book, it’s a struggle for these people to survive and to look on the positive side of things. The two groups in the story are the greasers who are on the poor and more of a struggle type of life. And there are the socs who thrive in the environment with all of their wealth. The greasers who are more ordinary and don’t have the money to afford all of the fancy things are grateful for what they have and who they meet.

The protagonist in the story is a 14-year-old boy named Ponyboy. He lives with his two brothers Sodapop who is 16, and Darry who is 20. Unfortunately for them, their parents passed away in a horrific accident and since then Darry has had to act as their parents. Johnny a 16-year-old “gang pet” is Pony’s best friend, as they are two peas in a pod. Dally a 17-year-old who has already seen the inside of jail is tougher and more individual as he grew up without any love or guidance to lead him in the right direction. They all struggle to make a
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The love and support Dally had for Johnny were so vast that when he passed away he lost the idea of the purpose in life. Dally grew up with no family and had to guide himself in his own life without any support from the outside world. He was missing love and support and he felt that from the Johnny and the gang. All Dally ever wanted was to be with Johnny, and when Johnny dies his only option is to go up to heaven with him. As he puts himself into a position of suicide. The gang is troubled as they have just lost two people who they could almost consider family. This can relate because it shows how people in this world must stay together even through the hardest times, and the distraught cannot pull them
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