Stand by Me Cmm Theory

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1. Describe the development of Self Concept of Gordie’s character in the film. How is it different from Chris’?
The film showcased Gordie’s thoughts and growth with his friends. From his exterior of a young lad, wimpy and afraid, he had managed to mature in to an independent and confident individual. In the beginning of the film, he had been described, by himself, as a weird guy, since he wasn’t like his late brother, who was the favorite. He loved writing and was good at it, but the unfortunate reality he was in was comparison from his parents, who would rather have a popular kid with ‘normal’ friends later, made him diss his own passion. And this practice developed and later on gave him enough fright to accept his invisibility.
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Everyone saw him as a low life and never bothered to hear his side because he was Chris Chambers, a son of an alcoholic drug addict, so he never bothered to argue no more. But on the last line, he said “I just wish I could go to some place where nobody knows me” this simple phrase is also another way of saying “I wish nobody would judge me with my family. They don’t know the real me”
3. Choose any two(2) of the IC Theories we covered in class and discuss how each was made evident in the film.
Social Penetration Theory:
Gordie: Why did he have to die, Chris? Why did Denny have to die? Why?
Chris: I don 't know.
Gordie: It should have been me.
Chris: Don 't say that.
Gordie: It should have been me.
Chris: Don 't say that, man.
Gordie: I 'm no good. My dad said it, I 'm no good.
Chris: He doesn 't know you.
Gordie: He hates me.
Chris: He doesn 't hate you.
Gordie: He hates me.
Chris: No, he just doesn 't know you.
Gordie: He hates me. My dad hates me. He hates me oh oh God.
Chris: You gonna be a great writer someday, Gordie. You might even write about us guys if you ever get hard up for material.
Gordie: Guess I 'd have to be really hard up, huh?
Chris: Yeah.

The moment when they had reached their goal, everything had hit Gordie like a cake thrown on the face. He mumbles his inner thoughts, agreeing to his uselessness to the family, completely in tragic
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