The poem that is read in The Outsiders, called “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, by Robert Frost, supports the claim that one should be content with what one has because greatness never stays for long, and causes more sorrow than happiness. The poem states that, “Nature’s first green is gold; Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour” (Frost 1-4).
One in every five children experience the loss of a loved one before eighteen years old. ⅕ of the population will have grief. They will have issues, and will be crestfallen. Many people will experience grief, and it happens in the outsiders many times. Grief can be defined as a deep remorse, especially caused by someone's death. When someone passes away, it is normal to be unsettled. Since it is caused by death, most people who lose someone important, they will experience grief and depression. People can experience grief in many different ways. In The Outsiders, one can see how this happens. Dally first experiences anger, and then makes the terrible decision to kill himself. On the other side, Ponyboy experiences denial and depression, but
Third, the symbol of ‘Gold’. “‘Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay’” (67) and “‘Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…’” (113). Ponyboy is reciting a poem by Robert Frost. The poem talks about that nothing gold, or good, can stay. Before he dies, Johnny tells Ponyboy to stay gold. He want Ponyboy to stay his good self.
In his letter to Pony he lets him know that he has been thinking the Robert Frost poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," that Pony recited when he and Johnny watched the sunrise on top of Jay Mountain. He clarifies that saving the children was the proper thing to do because it would've been hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't attempted to help and the children had died. Johnny's words show us a case of deep self esteem problems; he doesn't think that his life is worth as much as the kids. In his letter he writes “Listen, I don't mind dying now. It's worth it. It's worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it “ (pg
We read the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and the poem “Nothing Gold can stay” by Robert Frost. The Outsiders is about two groups of people that fight a lot, and “Nothing Gold can Stay” is about life. The theme of The Outsiders is divided community, and the theme of the poem is that nothing good can stay forever.
The poem likens the loss of innocence that the boys experienced to the wilting of flowers. Sunrises transform the night into day and everything is destroyed. Johnny and Pony boy admit that this loss is unescapable. Before Johnny dies he says to pony boy “stay gold” to hold on to his self and to stay confident.
“Greatness is birthed through hardship and testing. It arises choice by choice.” -John Paul Jackson. This quote means that success comes through hard work, trial, and many great and poor choices. Ponyboy encounters many hardships such as stereotyping and Johnny’s, Darry’s, and Ponyboy’s parent’s deaths. However, he makes the choice to still act happy and to not care what other people think. Everyone acquires hardships in life and it’s how you handle them that determines who you are as a person.
Nothing gold can ever stay. This is the main quote from The Outsiders. The Outsiders is about the rising feud between two social groups. One social group is called the Greaser, and the other group is called Socs. During the story it is about to Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, journey. Pony and Johnny were in need of help which lead to a death of a Socs. In the book the other seven main Greasers help them escape, and go into hiding till the ongoing feud calms down. The book, and the movie had similarities and differences as well.
Did you ever know how to carefully exam the elements in a piece of literatures and comparing them together? Well today we are go to compare a poem and a novel together, here’s a novel called “The Outsiders” and a poem called “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” The Outsiders talks about a teen gang that gets into a fight and ends in a death of a social member. Some of the teens get into content with their violent lives and Some of the teens dies. Some of the teens like Ponyboy Curtis think that they are not part of a group and think that they are an outsider. In the “Nothing Gold Can Stay” it talks about a poem how life isn 't always perfect and a smile on your face like if there is always no trouble, sometimes you think that life will always
“Stay Gold Ponyboy. Stay Gold.” is a quote that is in the book,”The Outsiders.” The book is shown in the view of a Greaser, the lower class people that are in the book. Ponyboy the main character has a friend that is dying, his name is Johnny Cade. Johnny saves children inside of a burning church that was caused by them. Due to his actions that afternoon, he was badly burnt and had his back paralyzed. He can no longer move from his waist down. This quote is said when Johnny dies, he tells Ponyboy this to encourage him to keep going in life.
“Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold,” is most directly portrayed in Ponyboy. “Her early leaf’s a flower, but only so an hour,” is symbolic of Johnny’s personality. “Then leaf subsides to leaf, so Eden sank to grief,” displays Dally’s shift of character towards the end of the novel. “So dawn goes down to day, nothing gold can stay,” is a comparison of the amount of innocence the three greasers possess within themselves.
“Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; but only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay” Robert Frost. The words of many authors, poets, and songwriters can influence certain aspects of a person’s life. One may simply admire the work because of the inspiration or beauty behind the piece, but others take the words to heart and live their lives by it. A fan of many transcendentalism authors Chris McCandless wanted to live his life with the same simplicity they did. After finding the inspiration in the works of Jack London and Henry David Thoreau McCandless ventured out into a two-year-long journey to find happiness in the Alaskan Wilderness. McCandless had the bravery to follow his own dream and was willing to risk his life for true happiness. McCandless is admirable because of his generosity, positivity, and courage to follow his own dream.
In Rainer Maria Rilke 's writing, Letters to a Young Poet “Letter One” Rilke’s word choice keeps his tone steady as he builds on his two central ideas. Rilke, an early 1900’s poet, was asked to give advice to a young poet named, Frank Kappus. Rilke gives his advice through a series of letters. However, Rilke does not believe that criticism should have anything to do with art, so he castigates Kappus for asking for criticism. He focuses on trying to make Kappus realize he must look inside himself to discover who he really is so that he can unlock his purpose and make true art. As Rilke focuses on giving Kappus tips on how to discover who Kappus really is, Rilke’s word choice keeps the tone the same through his two central ideas.
I really savor reading old books because they remind me of my grandparent’s childhood stories. My grandparents always reminded me of how innocent they were back then, but how life had twisted throughout the years, and their innocence faded away. In the Outsiders, an old book written by S.E. Hinton, there is a quote that says: “Nothing gold can stay”. This shows that no matter who, what influence or how old you are, one day your innocence will adrift, as one day you will meet the authentic world. Johnny, Pony and Dally are a vast example that innocence doesn’t stay forever as they all, in a certain point in the book, lost some or most of their innocence. Ponyboy is one of the leading example of not staying gold for many
In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” it states,” Nature’s first green is gold.” When someone hears this they might think of a nice place that has nice weather and is very peaceful. Also, in “Nothing Gold Can Stay” it is developing the idea of youth because you cannot be young forever. Eventually you will be old and not be be able to much and it won’t be as good and enjoyable as your younger days. It is the giving you the message that you cannot always get what\ you want and can’t have everything. Something in your life will happen whether someone important to you dies or someone in your family gets diagnosed with a harsh disease. Furthermore, it is giving you the idea that all good must come to an end. In addition, the title also helps build up the theme. The title “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, it is pretty much saying that not anything gold, is able to stay. The characters do not play a role in the theme simply because there are no characters and without any characters they can’t help in any