What does the Gone with the Wind symbolize in the outsiders?
Gone with the Wind is an American novel written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936. In The Outsiders, it symbolizes the closeness between Ponyboy and his friend Johnny. When the boys are first hiding out in the church, Johnny does some shopping and picks up a paperback copy of
Tied to the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is the theme of sunsets, which reappears in this chapter as representing the intangible thing that makes Ponyboy, Johnny, and Cherry Valance “different.” Johnny confesses that he never noticed “colors and clouds and stuff” until Ponyboy pointed them out to him.
Gone with the Wind is also introduced in this chapter, as an important indicator of the two boys’ different outlooks. They are both interested in the idea of the gallant southern gentleman, but have different ideas of who of their gang is the most gallant.
Johnny’s death was hard for Dally to handle because he was the one person Dally cared about. Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die? Dally doesn’t have anyone else in the world that he cares about, and he doesn’t want to be alone.
Why does Johnny Like the novel Gone with the wind so much?
Presented as originally released in 1939. Includes themes and character depictions which may be offensive and problematic to contemporary audiences. Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara. Starting with her idyllic life on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler.
Gone with the Wind/Film synopsis
Why was it important for Johnny to be able to see “Gone With the Wind” when he woke? Johnny had really enjoyed listening to Pony read the book to him while they were in the church. He had gotten a lot of deep meaning out of it. He was impressed by the manners and charm of the Southern Gentlemen during the Civil War.
Ponyboy had always wanted to read Gone with the Wind, so Johnny brought him a copy when they were hiding out at the church. Ponyboy is a good student and a voracious reader. Not only does he love books, he loves movies. He is thrilled when Johnny brings him a copy of Gone with the Wind.
Johnny’s favorite aspect of Gone with the Wind was the gallant southern gentlemen “with their manners and charm,” who reminded him of Dallas Winston (76). Johnny admired their bravery and resolve, and even explained to Ponyboy about how one night Dally got picked up by the police for vandalism that Two-Bit committed.
When Johnny dies, he leaves the unfinished novel Gone with the Wind for Ponyboy. For him, the novel symbolizes his friendship with Johnny and the close time they spent together. To finish reading it after Johnny’s death would be like a betrayal. The unfinished novel symbolizes Johnny’s unfinished life.
Gone with the Wind is an American novel written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936. In The Outsiders, it symbolizes the closeness between Ponyboy and his friend Johnny. This shows that Johnny listens to Ponyboy and remembers details about what he likes, wants, and dreams of. This is a sign of true friendship.