By: Will Garrison
Ponyboy matures a little I guess because he isn't the innocent little kid anymore. He is the guy who wants to fight and do things that he used to not do.
Ponyboy has done good things and bad things. The good things he has done is be a good friend and family to Johnny when he doesn't have anybody, and for saving those kids in the fire. That was a tremendous thing to do. The bad things that he has done is the rumble is the only bad thing that he has really done.
Johnny said to ponyboy to "Stay Gold Ponyboy." He said that to ponyboy so that he could still have a chance in life and have a real life and not to just live in the slums all of his life.
Ponyboy is the smart kid and the kid how has the best chance in life. But when Johnny kills Bob he changes, they run off to the church and hang out there tell Dally comes and get them. But when they are coming back they see a fire and they think it's there fault. Ponyboy is becoming more of a good person like he was at the beginning. They come home and Johnny is in the hospital. Ponyboy and the rest of the gang go to the rumble. After Johnny dies and Ponyboy is very sad. Dally kills himself and Ponyboy finds a letter from him saying "Stay Gold, Ponyboy."