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.
The rest of the gang (including Soda, Darry, Two-Bit, Dally, Steve and the Brumly boys), well they wouldn’t really care unless Pony and Johnny forced them to be interested. Oh, and then we’re left with Socs-a rich, preppy, snobby mix of boys and girls. The same rules apply to those of the West Side but they’re held to different standards. “It wasn’t fair for the Socs to have everything.” They had good cars, good grades and good girls, which seemed unfair in the sense that they were able to have anything they wished for, or at least that’s how it seemed.
Although being put in a boys home seems appealing, Ponyboy would never be happy being separated from his brothers. You can see this when Ponyboy says “ I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay”(99). This shows that he feels relieved when he
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.
He realizes that there is more in life than just the Socs and greasers. Johnny shows that to pony when he says, “ I don’t mind dying now… It’s worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more mine…” (pg.178)
In 1869, Bret Harte wrote a short story “The Outcast of Poker Flat.” This time period was during the gold rush, and he believed the Americans had no right to kill the Indians. He decided to write a short story explaining to the Americans how inhumane it was to kill the Indians and take over their territory. In “The Outcasts of Poker Flat,” Harte represents Mr. Oakhurst’s personality as easy going, calm, and unselfish. In “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte, Mr. Oakhurst’s caring personality is tested multiple times throughout the short story, but he never gets upset or overwhelmed.
In The Alchemist, Santiago experiences a reversal from good to bad. Ever since Santiago had this idea that everything in his path is a good omen to help guide him towards his treasure, he became a very trustworthy and open person, he only has good intentions, everything is happening for a reason. While in Tangier, he felt lost because nobody really spoke spanish at least he thought; however, a local man asked him a question in spanish then he was confused yet happy because someone spoke his language. Automatically, he told the man his travels and if he can help him take him to the pyramids and he’d pay him. He didn 't want to miss out on this opportunity that this man will bring him one step closer to the treasure he trusted his new friend.
Throughout the history of literature, all of the stories that have been created contain some kind of message that the writer wants to express to the reader. For example, in the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, the main character conveys the truth that equality is not always good for people. First of all, Harrison Bergeron and his father, George Bergeron, are above average intelligence. Both of them have to wear bags of birdshot and small metal balls to take away their unfair advantage of their brain and physical capacity, but consequently they do not enjoy their lives, and instead Harrison decides to fight back. Harrison ends up dancing with a beautiful girl on TV, destroying the typical dance of dancers whose abilities have
Stay Gold “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” Were Johnny's last words and some of the most important message throughout the novel The Outsiders. The significance of “Stay gold” throughout the novel is showing how one should stay young and and innocent and that a golden moment never lasts. In order for the author of The Outsiders S.E. Hinton to really portray how important “Stay gold” is throughout the novel she uses the motif of “Stay gold” over and over again.
Johnny last words to Ponyboy were “stay gold ponyboy stay gold”,I think Johnny meant that Ponyboy should stay like he is because he isn 't as violent as the other gang members. The text states “you ain’t like the rest of the gang. I mean i couldn 't tell Two Bit or Steve or even darry about the sunrise and clouds and stuff. Just you and Sodapop . And maybe Cherry Valance.
I knew he liked to pick fights, had the usual Soc belief that living on the West Side made you Mr. Super-Tuff, looked good in dark wine-colored sweaters, and was proud of his rings. But what about the Bob Sheldon that Cherry Valance knew?” (162). In this instance, Ponyboy realizes that he had stereotypes Bob as just a “typical” Soc, mean and tuff without realizing that he was a just a boy too, just like him,
Both of these things are very important to Willy. A diamond resides with him because he values the looks and worth of what he has. Readers follow Willy through this story, and come to the conclusion that he is not successful at all. He has been reaching for The American Dream his entire life, but he has nothing to show for it. Willy’s brother, Ben, says he has to find his diamond, or purpose in life.
“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.
In the Outsiders, Ponyboy is a character who lives in a crime-riddled neighborhood, has little to no money, and his parents are dead. His best friend, Johnny, accidentally kills a rich kid, called a soc, and they have to run away from their homes. When Pony runs away, and he tells Johnny about a poem he read, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Neither of them really understood what it meant at the time. But later in the book, Johnny writes Ponyboy a letter about the meaning of this poem.