What does ponyboy realize at the end of the book?

Ponyboy realizes that he cannot become wholly nave 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. 2.

Who does ponyboy not like?

Ponyboy dislikes the Socs, whom we see through his subjective viewpoint. Ponyboy is young enough to have changeable conceptions of people, however, and over the course of the novel he realizes that Socs have problems just as greasers do. He also comes to see that Socs are even similar to the greasers in some ways.

What is ponyboy afraid of?

Ponyboy has been in and out of consciousness after Johnny and Dally have both died. That information causes Ponyboy to feel some guilt because he isn’t sure if he had asked for Darry. Ponyboy fears that Darry will think Ponyboy doesn’t care about him.

What do the doctors say that makes ponyboy realize Johnny is dying?

What do the doctors say that makes Ponyboy realize Johnny is dying? That it couldn’t hurt for him to have visitors now. That Ponyboy should go home. That they should call his mom.

What were Johnny’s last words?

Right before he dies in the hospital, Johnny says “Stay gold, Ponyboy.” Ponyboy cannot figure out what Johnny means until he reads the note Johnny left. Johnny writes that “stay gold” is a reference to the Robert Frost poem Ponyboy shared when they were hiding at the church.

Did ponyboy faint when Johnny died?

Ponyboy faints after Dallas is shot by the police. In chapter 10 of the novel, Ponyboy and Dally have just found out that Johnny has died.

Why did Johnny not see his mother?

Johnny refuses to see his mother when he is in the hospital because he feels that she does not care about him. Johnny Cade came from a troubled home where he suffered abuse at the hands of his father and was neglected by his mother. Johnny is even more nervous after that, afraid of his own shadow.

Why did dally take the loss of Johnny so hard?

Why did Dally take the loss of Johnny so hard? He never lost a friend before. He never thought Johnny would die. Johnny was related to him by blood; they were cousins.

What was Bob’s real problem according to Randy?

According to Randy, Bob’s problem was that his parents never set any boundaries for him or punished him for his misbehavior.

What did ponyboy say about Darry 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 does ponyboy run away when Darry slaps him?

Ponyboy is with Johnny and they end up falling asleep so Ponyboy goes home extremely late, getting Darry so mad and worried that he yells at Ponyboy. In response to this, Ponyboy and Johnny “run away” to spend the night in the park.

Why does ponyboy say the SOCS and greasers are separated?

She tells Ponyboy that the real difference is that the Socs don’t feel. They are emotionless, because they are trying to maintain a cool aloofness. The Greasers, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. They feel everything, and respond and act on every little emotion.

What did ponyboy say hurt Johnny’s feelings?

What does Ponyboy say to hurt Johnny’s feelings when they are walking home from the drive-in? That Johnny isn’t wanted at home. What does Ponyboy think Darry would do to him if Soda would let him? Put him in a boys home.

Why did two bit slap pony?

Immediately after Pony tells Johnny to shut his mouth, Two-Bit slaps Pony hard across the head and says that if he wasn’t Sodapop’s kid brother he would beat the tar out of him. Two-Bit slapping Pony demonstrates his protective instinct to defend Johnny at all times.

When did Darry slap ponyboy?

It is after two o’clock in the morning. what happens after Darry hits ponyboy? Once Ponyboy wakes up, he heads home where Darry is waiting for him, and is angry. They get into a heated argument, and Darry ends up smacking Ponyboy.