Judy - Rebel Without A Cause
The second trait I used to describe Judy was that she really wants love and attention. Her daddy issues show that she is constantly striving for his love and acceptance. Also, her boyfriend is very mean to others, like Jim. But Judy still is with him because she wants the attention he gives her that her father doesn't. Lastly, once her boyfriend dies she runs to Jim almost instantly. Even though she barely knows him, because she needs attention.
The final trait I have for Judy is that she is fun and adventurous She runs away eagerly with Jim and Plato. She barely takes the time to think about it. She also jokes around and laughs with Jim a lot when she is in the runaway mansion.
Main problems and challenges
What Judy learned..
Plato's Mismatched Socks:
- Non conformity vs Individuality
- Family and Belonging
Nonconformity vs Individuality shows a strong roll in the movie. Judy is clearly conforming to what everyone else is doing. Even if she doesn't agree because some attention is better than the lack of attention she gets at home. Also Jim is constantly fighting with his parents because he feels like they never listen to him. They never take his ideas and thoughts into consideration.
Then family and belonging plays a huge roll in the entire movie. All of the main characters have family problems. Especially Judy. She does not feel like she belongs at home and she does not feel the love and affection that she wants. Plato's parents left him altogether so he does not feel like anyone cares about him. He thinks if his parents just left him then why wouldn't everybody leave him? Jim does not like his family and he believes that they never listen to him.
- "Would you do the chickie bluff, and do you think Jim needed to do it to prove his masculinity?"
I would not do the chickie bluff, especially considering there is the odds of dying. I would not want to die just to prove I'm not a "chicken". I don't think that Jim needed to or should have done it. Even though he won, it was unnecessary. You shouldn't worry about what anybody thinks about you. All that should matter is what you think about yourself. As long as you believe that you're masculine, why would you have to prove yourself? Especially to a bunch of kids you hardly know.