Jim Stark, A Rebel With a Cause?
Yes, Contrary to the name of the film, Jim did have a cause.
The Traits of Jim Stark
- Recklessness: Jim did many things, to prove he was a man, which can be translated to unneeded recklessness. Examples of this include the knife fight and the deadly chickie run.
- Romantic: Jim was a romantic at heart, but not in the classic sense. He was romantic in his ideas that Plato would be able to leave with no harm coming too him, even after his crimes.
- Rebellious: Jim is rebellious from the beginning, when he is arrested for public drunkenness, and he is rebellious at the end when he breaks into a house with judy to escape his reality.
Causes of the Rebels
Well I think Plato had a lot of issues, But his main one was his problem with being loved. He wasn't loved by his dad, which is why he gravitated to Jim. He wasn't loved as a child or now as a young adult, and this caused him to hate anything small that was loved. This is why I think he was shooting up the puppies, Because he could not bear to have them loved, when he never was. Or when he even shot at Jim, because he thought he had left him, like his father had done. Those are the main problems that made Plato what he was.