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Rebel Without a Cause Film Summary & Analysis

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Jim Stark played by James Dean

Description

Jim Stark is a young man who has recently moved into town. He despises his parents-his mother for her manipulative and overbearing attitude, and his father for his passivity. Jim does not know how to fit into his new environment, but he meets Judy who he finds very attractive.

He also meets Buzz Gunderson who challenges him to a game of chicken, during which Buzz dies. Jim is also kind to a loner named Plato who no one else likes. He treats him kindly and after Plato kills someone, he tries to protect him but fails.

Analysis

Jim is disappointed with everyone in his life, especially his family. He cannot respect his parents or his grandmother because of the way they behave. In addition, he is bitter about being sent to a new school where he doesn't know anyone.

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