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Did the greasers win the Rumble in the outsiders?
Despite the fact that both gangs are severely injured and beat up, the Greasers win the rumble because the Socs were the first to flee from the lot. Although the Greasers technically won the rumble, the fighting between the two gangs will never end.
Do the greasers really win the Rumble according to whom?
Despite the fact that members of both gangs are seriously injured, the Greasers win the rumble because they did not retreat from the scene of the fight and were the last ones standing.
Who won the final Rumble in the outsiders?
After Johnny had killed Bob, socs and greasers agreed to a rumble without weapons. The Gang was supported by Shepard’s Gang, and Darrel’s old friend Paul was fighting on the side of the socs. The rumble was won by the Greasers.
Did the rumble solve anything in the outsiders?
During the fight, former friends attack each other because they live on opposite sides of the city. Although the Greasers ‘win’ the rumble because the Socs run away first, many of the boys are injured. Despite the victory, Johnny still dies and nothing is solved.
What were Johnny’s last words?
What do Johnny’s last words mean? 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.
What is wrong with Ponyboy after the rumble?
Ponyboy learns that he got a concussion when a Soc kicked him in the head during the rumble, and that he has been delirious in bed for three days.
What does Ponyboy do immediately after Johnny’s death?
After Johnny’s death, Ponyboy wanders alone for hours until a man offers him a ride. At home, he finds the greasers gathered in the living room and tells them that Johnny is dead and that Dally has broken down. Dally calls and says he just robbed a grocery store and is running from the police.
Why are Johnny’s last words so important?
Johnny’s words refer back to the poem that Ponyboy recited while they were hiding out in the old church. The poem is “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost. Johnny is trying to tell Ponyboy to stay innocent and pure. He knows that Ponyboy is smart and has great potential to do something beyond the gang life.
Does Ponyboy Stay Gold?
“Stay gold” is a reference to the Robert Frost poem that Ponyboy recites to Johnny when the two hide out in the Windrixville Church. One line in the poem reads, “Nothing gold can stay,” meaning that all good things must come to an end. Here, Johnny urges Ponyboy to remain gold, or innocent.
Why did Ponyboy keep repeating that Johnny wasn’t dead?
Ponyboy denies Johnny’s death as a survival mechanism, because he has so much grief, pain, and disappointment to deal with. Denying Johnny’s death helps him to compartmentalize his emotions, allowing him to deal with the tragedy at his own pace and time.