Stand by Me Essay

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The film ‘Stand by Me’ shows how characters unearth self-shaping thing about themselves.
Intro: The film ‘Stand by Me’, produced in 1986 by director Rob Reiner, set in the town of Castle rock in 1959 demonstrates how a group of four young boys undertake an incredible and self-discovering journey, which in turn, allows them to uncover untouched things about themselves.
Para 1: An illustration of how self-discovery is supplied in the film can be shown through the lead character, Gordie. At the beginning of the film Gordie Lachance is distinguished as a very sensitive, intelligent and unconfident person, who has lost and older brother and is ignored by his parents, this makes it very difficult for Gordie to believe he can achieve his
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Chris’s dad is an abusive alcoholic, and his brother doesn’t want anything to do with him, so Chris practically raises himself. He emits maturity and is the peacemaker and father figure of the entire gang. Despite the fact that he encourages his whole gang to make something of themselves, Chris firmly believes he will never achieve anything because his family name, “It’s because of my family name.” With a history of theft with the milk money, people find it hard to trust or respect him, “ I wish I could go someplace where nobody knows me.” During his journey with the boys Chris explains to Gordie how he tries his best but people just look at his background and immediately label him as a bad influence. However, during his experiences and difficulties he has with his friends Chris begins to understand that what people think and say about him is unimportant, but what is, is what he thinks and says about himself. After a series of events, Chris makes this discovery and is immediately alive with confidence and strength within himself, and learns he can do and achieve anything he wants if he just puts his mind to it.
Conc: In the film “Stand by Me”, self-discovery is presented when Gordie learns he can achieve his dreams, Vern learns to become adventurous, Teddy learns to stay proud of his dad, and Chris learns to break free of the stereotypical image of a Chambers. It is clear the film ‘Stand by Me’ is not only about the boy’s journey together, but is about a long road


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