Speach Stand by Me Analysis

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The movie Stand By Me is a great portrayal of a group of four young friends who set out to find a dead body. These boys have many trials and tribulations and manage to maintain their friendship throughout the movie. Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are an unstoppable cast; showing their trust, friendship, and insecurities to one another. The main role of Gordie LaChance is played by Wil Wheaton. He is having trouble in his life at this time because he just lost his brother and his parents are having a very difficult time dealing with it. Chris Chambers was played by River Phoenix. Chris is considered a loser because of his family and everybody thinks he will do nothing in life. Through it all, the group of kids looks up to Chris and he is…show more content…
When the old man calls his father looney Teddy flips out. He starts kicking and punching even though he’s on the other side of the fence. This remains a problem with the group because they have to spend time comforting him before they get back on the road again. On more than one occasion Teddy got in small fights with almost all of the different group members. Teddy hinders group development by forcing the group to devote time and effort to control his behavior.
Chris remains one of the leaders, but even at times presents a problem to the group. He has a very tough attitude and almost gets his eye burned out in the beginning trying to stand up against bigger, tougher kids. At the end of the movie he almost gets attacked with a knife for mouthing off to the same group of kids, but Gordie bailed him out. By standing up against difficult group members Gordie really showed his leadership skills. Gordie seems to have a lot of personal issues with finding this dead body because of how often he thinks about his older brother who had passed away. Gordie really takes this trip/adventure personally mainly because of how close he feels to this dead body. Only a few months before this trip, Gordy's older brother Denny had been killed in a car accident, and Gordy has been ignored at home since, which we see in flashbacks. Gordy aspires to be a writer, but the only support he had came from his brother. Now Gordie feels a very close relationship with

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