Stand By Me: Loyal Friendships And Families



True, loyal friendships and families are some of the most important things in any persons life. Friendship and family is what makes any person feel loved and cherished. Any person’s life would feel, and be meaningless without it. Family is the basis of life, and friendship is what keeps it alive. Stand By Me was based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King. The novella and movie both took place in 1959. Chris and Gordie portray the best of friends, with the worst of families. Chris and Gordie are two out of four of a small group or gang. Chris is the unannounced leader of the gang. The four boys go on a journey to find a dead body that Vern, one of the members of Chris’s gang, ...

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him as if he is nothing. Gordie’s father makes him feel like he should have been the one to die, instead of his brother, Dennis. At the times when Gordie needed somebody the most, Chris was there to comfort him and talk to him. This was first significantly shown when Ace and his friend had taken Dennis’s hat. Dennis was Gordie’s deceased brother that had died in a car accident a few months prior to the movie. Chris stuck up for Gordie and was hurt badly as a consequence of his actions, and then, after that still comforted Gordie about the lost hat. Red Brower is the dead boy they had gone on their trek to see. This venture had brought Gordie and Chris much closer together. In most cases Chris was the “father figure” out of the two.
The night when they had taken turns standing guard because they were all afraid they sat up at night taking turns on guard; Chris had broke down and cried. Gordie was there for Chris just as Chris had always been there for him. Chris has an ...

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