Stand by Me by Stephan King Essay example

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A Journey of a Different Kind
Stand by Me
By: Stephen King
Literary Analysis Essay

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Would you ever want to be in some of these situations? Stephen King’s movie “Stand by Me,” is a movie about a group of four twelve year old boys; Gordie Lachance, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio who set off on an adventure to locate the body of a dead boy. This film has a reoccurring theme of showdowns. The boys run into numerous breathtaking and sad showdowns that keep on occurring on their quest to find the dead boy.

Ace is one of Chris’s older brother Eyeball best friends. Chris and Gordie were walking down the sidewalk one day to meet Teddy and Vern, when they run into Ace and
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Ace and his two buddies (who seem petrified) do not change lanes but decide to stay on the wrong side of the road and face off with the oncoming truck. The other car in the race looks scared for them. Just before they are about to crash the truck swerves off of the road, spilling all of its supplies while Ace goes on to win the race. Ace makes a smart remark like usual saying, “I won” and took a sip of his beer. Ace is a very conceited young man who thinks he’s invincible and thinks he can get away with anything as evidenced by the events I have described.

If Vern had not been looking under the deck for his pennies he had lost, they would not be on their adventure right now. He over hears his brother and his friend’s conversation, secretly discussing the dead body on the porch. Little did they know that Ace and his friends were going also. When the younger group (Chris, Gordie, Teddy and Vern) found the body, no later did Ace and his crowd show up. Vern’s brother sees them and says “Vern you little son of a whore, he was under the porch,” and then bolted after Vern with Teddy following quickly. The two groups trade harsh words before Ace pulls a knife on Chris but is soon too scared to use it after Gordie fires a shot in the air with Chris’s gun. Gordie announces “I will kill you, I swear to god,” pointing his gun right at Ace. This petrifies Ace, which chills him and scares him away along with the rest of his group. This is

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