Based on the novella The Body by Stephen King, Stand By Me is a wonderfully directed screenplay that tells of four boys - Gordie, Chris, Vern, and Teddy - who go out into the woods to look for the body of their fellow classmate Ray Brower. From dodging bullies, firing a gun, camping out, and running on train tracks, the boys are given challenges that they are able to overcome. Throughout the movie, director Rob Reiner uses a myriad of sociological techniques that opens the viewer 's eyes to the problems society still faces today. After watching the movie, you begin to question the past and the present and you see how much has changed between the two time periods. Stand By Me is a movie of self-purpose and determination; of friendship and staying
Furthermore, at the end of the book after Mickey murders his father, Harold Olsen, one of the coppers who sent Gordie’s father in prison, came bursting into Frankie’s house demanding for questions about Mickey appearance. Mickey knew for sure Gordie hadn’t said anything. He knew everything Olsen was says was just lies. This is because he knows Gordie is a loyal friend and would never tell. “Well, it ain’t what ya mate Gordon told me.
Throughout the story as a whole, Gordon is a very troubled man who is looking for help. Unfortunately, he is denied essential help by Dean, who view helping Gordon as a burden. Specifically, this can be seen when Dean states, “I 'd like to oblige you, but I don 't feel I ought to −−it 'd put a crimp in me for a month” (Fitzgerald 135). Quite obviously, this shows that Dean was more concerned about the amount of money he could freely spend than the well-being of his friend. This self-centeredness of Gordon’s so-called “friend” is what ultimately causes his suicide, for Gordon wouldn’t have had to turn to Jewel if Dean would have been selfless.
Gerald started a fire accidentally as a kid that burned down the entire apartment. During the fire, Gerald hid behind the couch that he would hide behind when he was scared. After the fire, Gerald thought about where Monique mom was, and if he would ever see Monique again. When Gerald finally woke up from the hospital, he overheard the doctors talking about Monique “in custody for child endangerment, abandonment-that sort of thing” (13). This symbol stands for Gerald’s new life.
Takabayev Alisher Stein 12 C 17.10.16 Importance of scenes Movie Stand by Me is scripted of a short story by Stephan King “Body”. The plot lays around 4 friends that go onto a journey to find a dead body. There are 2 boys that stand out more from the rest, and they are Chris and Gordie. Although there are many scenes in the movie that could be compared to the scenes in the novella, there are scenes that are more important because they show differences in character development of Chris and Gordie. Those scenes are, Teddy dodging the train, Chris comforting Gordie at the body and boys arguing with Ace’s gang.
Everyone knew that his family was on relief. Gregory even said, “There was shame in going to the Worthy Boys Annual Christmas Dinner for you and your kind, because everybody knew what a worthy boy was” (167). There was shame in Gregory from day one, but he did not acknowledge it until his teacher validated it in front of the whole classroom. Gregory mentions how after this incident he felt numb, and sorry for himself for a
When reading about Gehrig before reading his speech, I found out that he retired because of a disease that was crippling and is now named after him. That is why in his farewell speech he did not want pity, which in my opinion shows great character. If you look at the speeches given today they always have some sort of pity poor me in them. Gehrig was 39 when diagnosed and still didn't have that attitude. I suppose that is just another reason I really enjoyed this speech.
In the movie, Stand By Me, by Stephen King, four boys, Gordie, Teddy, Vern and Chris, set out in search of the body of a young boy who had been missing. They had overheard where the body might have been located and went to see if they could find it. The boys endured several different obstacles whether it was a train, sleeping in dark wilderness filled with vicious animals, or older boys who were also intent on finding the body, but they continued on until they found the body. Throughout the movie there were several sociological concepts such as, growing up/coming of age, the idea the people will go to great length to achieve fame, and the idea that people perceive people that may be different then how they actually are. The movie uses all three of the sociological perspectives, but the one that stood out to me most what the symbolic interactionist perspective.
The text states, “Geraldine was almost home when she stopped dead. Right outside her building was a pile of furniture and some boxes. That wasn’t anything new” (Bambara 1). This conveys that Moore was perseverant because she didn’t give up when she found out she was evicted. She brushed off the event and continued to live her life, living with Miss Gladys.
Guy is tired of living the life he’s currently living because his father was once struggling, “ How is a man remembered after he’s going? I know the answer now. I know because I remember my father, who was a very poor struggling man all his life. I remember him as a man that I would never want to be.”(p. 397) For Guy, it’s a never-ending cycle of poverty he’s tired of and wants freedom. Throughout the short story he fantasizes a lot about the air balloons near the sugar mill,“Sometimes, I