Stand By Me Essay

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The film Stand By Me by Rob Reiner, teaches young viewers about life. The film revolutionizes and challenges how young viewers perceive the world. Stand By Me follows a quartet of young inseparable boys on a elusive and irrevocable quest to discover a dead child's body, where they are suffused into the pressures of adolescence, and uncertainty. It delves into the troubled dispositions of each characters whom are ostracized by their families. It explores the coming of age, as the young boys move closer destination, tension arises as they are overwhelmed by the solemness of what they are to find. It also emphasises that death is an essential and inevitable part of life, as illustrated by the ...view middle of the document...

This scene was the catalyst of the boys' transition from the security of childhood into a precarious atrocities world of the adult world.
Stand By Me also accentuates how experience can transform connections between individuals. As the journey to film the dead corpse reaches conclusion, the young boys depart separate ways, except Chris and Gordie. This is depicted in the established shot, of the young boys in nature, a glowing scene where the sun is raising which signifies inception in the boys’ life, that they will be entering a new milestone. The long shot of the boys of the boys aligned, with equitable distance between each other foreshadows that the experience of glimpsing at the face of death for the first time had catalyzed different perceptions, as well as growth. The experience had influenced them in different ways, thus instigating a barrier between each other. The point of view shot of Vern and Teddy walking in separate paths establishes that they will no longer be a part of each other's future, and the journey to find the dead body has dejected their connections "As time went by we saw less and less of Teddy and Vern, until eventually they became just two more faces in the halls".
Finally, Stand By Me teaches that death is an essential and inevitable part of life, as it clarifies that death can come at any age at any time. The death of Ray Brower, hit by a train has explicated them that boys as young as them are susceptible to death, in contrast to their belief that death cannot succumb children "I'm acting my age... I'm on the prime of my youth". The mid shot of...

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