Stand By Me
1. The four main characters of the story Stand by Me are Gordie Lachance, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio. Gordie Lachance is a 12 going on 13 year old boy from Castle Rock, Oregon. His older brother Denny was killed in a jeep accident, this leads to Gordies mother ignoring him and his father hating him. Chris Chambers is one of the four boys who traveled to find the boy who was killed Ray Brower. Chris’s dad is an alcoholic, and his brother is friends with the groups bully. Teddy Duchamp is the craziest person out of the group. His dream job is to work for the army. But when his father held his ear against a stove he got a hearing impairment. Finally Vern Tessio is the short larger kid of the group. He is often picked on by Teddy and He has a brother, Billy, who is a part of Ace's bully gang.
2. The relationship between Gordie and his father is not a strong relationship after Gordies older brother Denny was killed in a jeep accident. This leads to Gordies mother ignoring him and his father hating him. Gordie and his father are so distant because Gordie new his father was not proud of him. Denny had so much potential. Denny was a high school football star who would have received a scholarship had he been alive to attend college. When he passed Gordies father would rather Gordie be dead and Denny still alive. Teddy and his father’s relationship is different from Gordie and his fathers because Teddy’s father is a ragging man he held Teddy’s ear against a stove gave him a hearing problem. Both fathers are abusive and not fit to be parents. Chris believed in Gordie he said “Gordie I wish the hell I was your dad. You wouldn't be going around talking about taking these stupid shop courses if I was. It's like God gave you something man, all those stories you can make up. And He said, this is what we got for ya kid, try not to lose it. Kids lose everything unless there's someone there to look out for them. And if your parents are too...
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