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 admired by them. The role of Teddy Duchamp is played by Corey Feldman. Teddy has a difficult time in life largely because his father was very mean to him before getting thrown in an insane asylum. The lack of discipline shows in that Teddy has a serious problem staying in control. He is always going crazy and his behavior presents a problem more than once to the group. Vern Tessio is played by Jerry O"Connel. He is the short little fat kid that remains a constant pest throughout the movie. Together the four kids set on a trip through the woods that will be a challenging adventure for them all. Over the course of the movie the group has problems with individual group members, they have to work as a team, and leadership roles emerge. I believe Gordie showed his leadership skills many times by keeping the group focused at the task at hand, pulling the gun on Ace, and making the decision to leave the body so that none of them get the credit for finding it. The leadership in this movie was spread through to Chris but in a way of reputation, he was seen as the kid who stole the milk money, and the younger brother of a Cobra gang member. This automatically gives him rank in the group as a tough and fearless leader. This distribution of...
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