The Outsiders Questions
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examine robert frost's poem, nothing gold can stay. what do you think the poem is saying? how mught this apply to the characters in the novel?
I think the clearest illustration of this in the novel is Johnny's death. He was gold for a brief while, but then died. On a more hopeful note, it seems that maybe Ponyboy will be different. Maybe he will actually stay gold. We get this hope at the end of the book because (instead of going and fighting or anything like that) he turns to writing as an outlet for his emotions.
So Johnny was not able to stay gold, but maybe Ponyboy can.
Source(s): the book The Outsiders
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