The four main characters of the story Stand by Me are Gourde Elegance, Chris Chambers, Teddy Decamp, and Vern Testis. Gourde Elegance 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 Sorties 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 Borrower. Chrism’s dad is an alcoholic, and his brother is friends with the groups bully. Teddy Decamp 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 Testis 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 Cordite and his father is not a strong relationship after Sorties older brother Denny was killed in a jeep accident. This leads to Sorties mother ignoring him and his father hating him. Gourde and his father are so distant because Gourde 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 Sorties father would rather Gourde be dead and Denny still alive. Teddy and his father’s relationship is different from Gourde 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 Gourde he said “Gourde wish the hell 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 way 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 bucked up to do it, then maybe should! ” 3. The meaning of the deer in the story Stand by Me is a scene of”fresh air” it acts as a picture of true nature of the boys. It shows how they are still children, with innocence and how their problems and situations in life are simply obstacles in their journey through life.
It also shows Sorties conscious, he is in-tune with his creativity as an aspiring writer. He has an ability to tell colorful stories and tap into his imagination. 4. The significance of the story Gourde makes up to his friends about The Revenge of Land-A-Hogan is important because it shows that the children are still children they have a running imagination, they have not grown up yet, they still have their childhood innocence. The children’s response to Sorties story was a lot of questions and how and why also what happened next they ere very excited to find out the ending and what was yet to come. . Chris learns a difficult lesson when trying to right a wrong he has committed. He learns a valuable lesson because Chris stole the milk money in school once, but he tried to give it back, unfortunately the person he decided to give it to, kept the money and Chris was branded a thief, but it’s mainly because of his family reputation that he was also described as a delinquent. Chris learned that you cannot always trust the people you may think are your rinds and that you will be labeled by your peers for what they think you are not really who you are. . Think the boys decided not to take the boys body back to castle rock because to many questions would be asked, the Ace’s gang would kill the boys and moving the body would be disrespectful. The boys realized throughout the movie that they are only kids. They still have their whole lives ahead of them. That don’t need to have the unnecessary questions of why, how, what asked by family and friends on how they found the body and why they didn’t call the cops. The boys went on this adventure because they wanted to find the missing boy’s body.
But that wasn’t the real reason, all the boys had a story, they all didn’t want to stay at home. The boys wanted to go out and live, grow up. So this was one excuse to give purpose to their lives and give them something to strive for. 7. At the end of the movie Gourde says “l never have friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve” Gourde is trying to tell the viewers that when you are 12 everything is easy, the only thing you have to worry about is tenting home on time. If that) you friends are always there for you. When you grow up and start a family you will have so much responsibility and things to take care of. But when your 12 life is easy. You and your friends will be friends forever. The things you do with the friends you had when you were 1 2 were memorable and exciting. You will never forget the memories you made with them. 8. Yes, I see this movie as a “fall for innocence” because the kids are so young, they are just kids.