1. If I could be any one of the characters in the book The Outsiders, I would be Ponyboy because of his many good characteristics. He is intelligent which show by his good marks in school. He understands that its wrong to fight unless for self-defense. He is heroic; this shows by the fact that he ran into the burning church to save the children at the risk of his own life. Also, he has a bright future and many opportunities in his life because of his school grades and good-natured personality. These characteristics are what separate him from the other greasers and are also why I want to be like him.
2. It is five years after the worst week in Ponyboys life and many things have changed. Ponyboy has finished high school with top marks. He has quit smoking and is an all-star runner for the track team and was voted most likely to succeed. He has been offered several full scholarships to some of the best colleges in the country. Him and his brothers moved out of the city after Ponyboy finished high school and Darry decided to go to college. Ponyboy has learned that good things can come out of bad lives and has stayed gold.
3. I think the title of the book The Outsiders is a very good title considering the book itself. I think that the title described two people. I think Ponyboy is an outsider because hes not like the other greasers. He is not a hood because hes smart, level headed, and caring. Hes not tough like Dally because he picked up the glass from a bottle that he smashed. He also is one of the only greasers with a bright future; his education will take him far in life regardless of where he grew up.
Also, Randy is an outsider. Randy is not like the other socials. He understands that fighting wont solve anything. He also doesnt hate all of the greasers just because everybody else does. He is a bright boy and finally understands that socials and greasers arent as different as people think.
I think the title refers to them because they arent like the others in their group.
4. The person that said that had a very good meaning to what they said. They meant that if you fight you might lose others that you hold dear or possibly your own life. If you lose everyone that you hold dear then you get tough like Dally. Being tough is worse than dying because when you get tough you dont feel any emotions. Not being able to feel emotions is like being alive but not being able to live. I think this would be worse than dying because if you cant live then theres no point of being alive.
5. The few words Johnny wrote in the letter to Ponyboy had a great meaning hidden within. When Johnny said stay gold he meant that Ponyboy should try not to end up like the others and that Ponyboy had a future so bright that he was glowing. When Johnny asked Ponyboy to tell Dally that theres still lots of good in the world he was really asking Ponyboy to help Dally understand that the world isnt just like the streets of New York and that there are many good things in the world worth living for. These few words written by Johnny had a frighteningly large impact on Ponyboy because Johnny, with his last ounce of strength, wrote that note telling Ponyboy to keep going and Dally to keep living.