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Rebel Without a Cause Film Summary & Analysis

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Rebel Without a Cause presents the difficulties and challenges that teens faced in the 1950s and continue to face today. The film appeals to so many audiences because it is applicable across generations. Even teenagers growing up in the 21st century can understand the feelings of rebellion and isolation that were experienced by the teenagers in the film.

Most films and television shows in the 1950s showed a picture of the perfect family, one with completely understanding parents and perfectly obedient children. Many families felt that they had to live up to this ideal when that was simply not possible. Rebel Without a Cause finally showed the reality of family life. James Dean portrays a normal teenager who gets into trouble through the influence and actions of others. Additionally, we see the real strife between family members as Jim becomes angry with his father...

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