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Johnny's Last Words To Ponyboy

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Johnny’s last words to Ponyboy was, “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” What Johnny meant by this was for Ponyboy to stay the way he was, and not to get influenced by other people. When Johnny and Ponyboy were having a conversation about his family Johnny said to Ponyboy, “And you don’t act like either one (pg.78 Hinton).” This shows that Johnny thinks Ponyboy is unique and is not like either of his family members. I believe that Johnny didn’t want Ponyboy to become cold and mean like Dally, because he liked the way how Ponyboy is different from the other members of the gang. In conclusion Johnny wishes Ponyboy to stay the way he is.
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