Stand By Me Essay

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Stand by Me This movie contained the growth and development through physical and emotional stages of middle childhood boys. Their ages were around twelve years old and they were just starting junior high. In this movie we learn the background of each of the four boy's lives and how his development has changed over the impact of a fellow boy's death. We first look at Gordy, who is them main character of the movie. He has a hard life due to the death of his older brother in a jeep accident. He feels as if his father has rejected him as a soon because he wasn't the "good" son. We see this in his father's question of why he didn't have friends like his brothers. Gordy's father said that his friends were liars and thieves. At this stage, we already know what is right and wrong but sometimes it is as if we are testing the waters to see how far we get without getting into major trouble. We also see how important the role of the father was to Gordy in his dream at the campout. By his father saying that it should have been Gordy who had died rather than his brother symbolizes the disappointment and rejection his father has for him. He has flashbacks of his brother and notice that they are never negative. His self-esteem was never high again after his brother's death. His brother was always complementing him on his writing or just listening to him. His father did no such thing. His self-concept and self-esteem were at all time low levels for the months after his brother died. Feeling he was the one that should have died rather than his brother was a poor evaluation of himself. (Dacey & Travers pg 247) Gordy used writing as a possible outlet for his feelings. He executed them before and mainly after his brother's death. I would say that he had Linguistic Intelligence (Dacey & Travers pg 223) because he was able to communicate. That was his way to show others what he was feeling. Throughout the story Gordy, along with the others, used language to express them selves. They frequently degraded each other's mothers, something everyone does eventually grown out of. They also used several curse words in almost every sentence. It was considered bad and children at this age always want to feel older since it was only appropriate for parents to use such words. The next main character was Chris. He was a stereotyped kid in every way possible. His father was a drunk and a burden of society and Chris supposedly had the same fate. Chris was more mature than the other boys. He was always the cool and collected one. When one of the other boy's tried to dodge a train, it was Chris who saved him. He wasn't sorry for pulling the other boy from the train. He was fine that the boy was ok. He was always the problem solver. He saw the potential of the boys even if they didn't, especially in Gordy. He told Gordy to seize the opportunity to make something of him rather than be pulled down by the society's blemishes. Although Chris was always...

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