Plato: The Philosopher or Commoner
"Rebel Without A Cause" Character Analysis - Elizabeth Renz
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." ~ Plato, Greek Philosopher
Character Trait - Deranged
Character Trait (cont.) - Antisocial
Character Trait (cont.) - Follower
"Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert." ~ Khalil Gibran
Rebel WITH A Cause
Did He Change or Learn?
Symbolism - Plato's Mismatched Socks
Theme - Belonging
Buzz was one of the popular kids at their school, and Judy was rebelling in order to please him and his friends. Judy would act one way around Jim and a whole new way around Buzz. Buzz was one of Judy's main inspirations for rebelling. Once Buzz died, Judy didn't have to please the cool people anymore; her inspiration for rebelling was removed. Because she didn't have to please the cool kids anymore, she was free to act however she wanted. The death of Buzz also allowed for her to have more time to spend with Jim, who ultimately aided her in her changes at the end of the movie.