The element called gold can almost stay forever. Elements are what most things in the universe are made of. But what does the meaning "Nothing Gold can Stay"? And how do The Outsiders somehow relate to it? It could honestly have more meanings than one if you really, really thought about it. But, that 's all that takes. Just a little bit thought.
In young adult literature there are many characters who leave a perennial impression on the reader. Many of these are considered dynamic characters because of changes they induced throughout the plot. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a character that goes through a major change in personality. At first a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, Johnny turns into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children.
The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a novel that explores the challenges faced by Ponyboy Curtis and his fellow gang members, growing up in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma whilst living in the crossfire of two rival gangs: the Greaser and the Socs. During Ponyboy's journey he learns many important
In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton, the character Two-Bit was given the life of a greaser, with the height of about six feet tall, stocky in build, long rusty-colored sideburns, laughing gray eyes and a wide grin. He was also funny and somewhat charismatic, with such clever jokes and the ability to lighten any tension.
Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Well in the 1960’s people were judged by how they looked. It was a battle between the Socs and Greasers and a 14 year old greaser, named Ponyboy, is caught in the middle of it all. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy gets jumped by Socs after coming home from a movie. From here it progresses. Without knowing it, Ponyboy, Soda Pony’s older brother, Johnny and Two-bit, start flirting with two Soc’s girlfriends. This sparked a number of events, such as when Johnny and Ponyboy get home, Ponyboy 's oldest brother, Darry, gets angry at him because he was out too late and then hits him which lead to Ponyboy and Johnny running away to the nearest park where they get jumped by Socs and Johnny kills a man, from there they became criminals on the run. They hide out in an abandoned church which later catches on fire and they rescue children from it but Johnny gets hurt.
Perhaps the most recognized line in S.E Hinton’s coming of age novel The Outsiders, “Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold,” was muttered by Johnny Cade whilst on his deathbed to fellow Greaser gang member and main protagonist Ponyboy Curtis. This famous line was a reference to Robert Frost’s poem Nothing gold can stay that Ponyboy recites whilst the two boys were on the run after their deadly fight with a group of Socs, a rival gang. During the course of the novel, it becomes clear that the most important lesson Ponyboy Curtis must learn is to take Johnny’s advice and, “stay gold”. Ponyboy must learn to stay gold through not wasting his innocence on the futility of violence. Ponyboy must also stay gold through learning to decipher that both Greasers and Socs are not that different after all, and that he himself does not have to fit into the Greaser stereo-type.
When you change the way you look at something the things you look at change, to give you a wider perspective of what you see. Ponyboy Curtis learns this the hard way. One theme in The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is that as people grow up experiences force them to see life in different perspectives and look beyond their bias. This essay will demonstrate how Ponyboy’s point of view changes throughout the book. You first start to see a slight change in Ponyboy’s point of view when he meets Cherry (Sherri) Valance, furthermore when he speaks to Randy in the car, as well as when he reads Johnny's letter.
“You can’t win if you wip us. You’ll still be where you were before- at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget it if you win, or if you don’t. Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”
“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…” That quote is from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton set in mid 1960s Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is about Ponyboy’s struggle to grow up among the fighting of the Greasers and the Socs. One character that stands out in the story is Johnny because he is a supportive character to Ponyboy. He is also a dynamic character, which means he grows and changes, and a round character, which means he has several sides to his personality. Johnny can be described as quiet, nervous, and loyal.
Have you ever experience the loneliness? Have you ever be an outsider? Do you care about other people feeling? The book “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton’s novel, is about a boy named Ponyboy, which is on the greaser side. There are two main gangs of people. One is greaser and another is Socs. They are enemy, which the greaser find out that they are kind of an outsider. Socs are the insider, everything socs does, everyone agree because they are rich and they are socs. People consider people by the classes. This book has a connection to my own life experience. I have an experience about the outside and the inside. The outside and the inside have many different things, it could be by action, of feeling, and by way of finding friends.
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.
Our problems are not what define us, it is how we respond to them. Life defining decisions are built up over time leading you to a fork in the road. The path maybe simple but that does not mean that when you get to a fork in the road the decision will be any easier. Although I truly believe that people face more than one fork in the road in their lifetime. It is too unrealistic to say there's only one, because how would someone know they do not live your life. S. E. Hilton the author of The Outsiders creates the characters Pony boy the main character and Jonny his friend has in order to show us that tough decisions are hard either way you decide to go. When on a journey forks in the road appear, because life is not a straight easy path to heaven. Decisions we make on our journey may cause these forks in the road, but as long as you “Stay Gold” even the consequences will turn out ok someday.
They heard the screams coming from the burning church and even though they didn’t know them, they still went in to save them. In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the characters will give it all for each other. This story is about a young teenage boy, Ponyboy, who lives with his strict brother, Darry, and his other brother, Sodapop. They as a family, are all part of the “Greaser” gang. One night, when they get into a fight with the “Socs” gang, one of the “Greaser” gang members, Johnny kills a man. The “Greaser” responsible for changing Ponyboy’s emotional and mental maturity is Johnny Cade. This is because Johnny stood up for Ponyboy when he was going to get killed, he risks his life for strangers, and even though Johnny wasn’t cared for, he cared deeply for others.
*The American Dream is like “a song without lyrics.” * Every American Dream is different. In both John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and in S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, there is an American Dream. However in Of Mice and Men, the dream is one that throughout the book changes and changes but still keeps it’s original principles, but in The Outsiders to me The American Dream is clear, but it is unclear to me if everyone wants is as well as if certain people want it more than others. In both texts, The American Dream is a fundamental standing point for each story.
Johnny and Ponyboy talk about how “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and reflect on each other’s lives. When Winston comes to talk to both of them, and go to a drive-in, they go back to the church, and the church is on fire. There were little kids in there, trapped, and Johnny and Ponyboy save all of them, but Curtis gets hurt and Cade dies.