What did Johnny mean when he told Ponyboy to stay gold?
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He means for him to hold on to his innocence and youth as long as he can. More information about the source of quote, which is from a poem by Robert Frost, in the link below.
When Johnny told Ponyboy to Stay Gold he ment to stay young,true, honest,inicent ext..
he means that since gold is pure and not changing that ponyboy needs to stay himself and not change because of the other things people are doing around him and to stay pure
He means to stay good and be pure
He told him to stay good. It's like saying stay sharp, or may the force be with you, or may our swords stay sharp.
Good questions...Also you should find out what the poem means
When Johnny told Ponyboy to stay gold, the meaning would be to stay pure, be himself, preserve his own innocence.
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