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Stand By Me Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 20 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Stand By Me.
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Themes

Boyhood Friendships

The Writer believes that the friendships of boyhood are by far the most lasting and the most powerful of all the friendships a person can have throughout life. He has a soft spot in his heart for his memories of these friends, and this one experience in many ways defined who he would become as an adult.

The adventures and playfulness of boyhood friendships can help define a person. Chris at first believed himself to be stupid and unable to go into college classes, but the audience learns that after his conversations with Gordie, he decides to succeed in school as well and eventually becomes a lawyer.

Boyhood friendships are also depicted as temporary but yet eternal. These boys only stayed friends for a few years and only had such a great experience for less than two days, but their experience becomes immortal in...

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