Mood: the feeling or atmosphere the author creates in a story.
1. Describe the mood as the greasers are leaving the Curtis house for the rumble. What details did the author include to create this mood? (pages 135-136)
2. Ponyboy believes that he and Darry are both going to "get somewhere." What does he mean by that? Do you believe they have any choice in the matter? Explain.
3. Look back over your notes over Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Write 4 lines explaining what you think Johnny meant by his last words to Ponyboy.