What does ponyboy realize at the end of the book?
Ponyboy realizes that he cannot become wholly naïve or wholly tough. He cannot stop being a greaser in order to retain his innocence or sacrifice his ideals in order to become a toughened gangster. He must learn how to be like both Dally and Johnny.
What does Johnny leave for ponyboy?
Johnny leaves Ponyboy a note in the copy of Gone with the Wind that Johnny gives to Ponyboy. Johnny, who knows he is dying, tells Ponyboy that he doesn’t mind dying now because he saved several children in the church fire. He says that Ponyboy has many aspects of being gold, or appreciating the world.
What did ponyboy realize when he looked at Bobs picture?
Ponyboy wonders if Bob’s parents hate him, saying he prefers their hatred to their pity. Looking at the photograph and remembering conversations with Cherry and Randy, Ponyboy concludes that Bob was cocky, hot-tempered, frightened, and human.
Why did Darry yell at ponyboy Why did sodapop get upset?
Ponyboy aggravates Darry by telling him that it doesn’t make a difference what he does in school. Darry responds by yelling at Ponyboy and saying that he is living in a vacuum. While the two brothers fight, Sodapop cannot listen anymore. Sodapop then jumps up from the table and runs out of the house.
What did ponyboy decide to do to change his life why did he change his mind?
To change his life, Ponyboy decided to run away. He changed his mind because he was sleepy and freezing and he wanted to be home, safe in bed with Sodapop with his arm around him.
Why does ponyboy have to write a semester theme?
Why does Ponyboy have to write a semester theme? To pass his English class. Because his teacher does not like him. Because Darry wants him to.
What keeps Darry from being a SOC?
When, in Chapter 8 of S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Two-Bit Mathews tells Ponyboy, “You know, the only thing that keeps Darry from bein’ a Soc is us,” he is referring to Ponyboy’s oldest brother Darryl being more mature, more disciplined, and more responsible than the rest of the Greasers.
Why did ponyboy keep repeating that Johnny wasn’t dead?
Ponyboy’s reaction to Johnny’s death reveals much about how worn down he actually was at that point. Darry tells Pony that he was in no condition for the rumble that night; he had “exhaustion, shock, minor concussion” (156).
Who did Randy say is responsible for Bob’s death?
At this pronouncement, Ponyboy erupts, “I had the knife. I killed Bob.” Randy is confused but continues to correct Pony and assure him that Johnny killed Bob.
What does ponyboy finally decide to write about in his theme?
Ponyboy becomes inspired at the thought of getting his story out of his head and onto paper. He ends up writing the story about the Socs and Greasers and about living with his brothers following the tragic death of their parents. The story ends up actually being the book, The Outsiders.