Jim Stark the Rebel

By Mesa Christofferson

Who is Jim Stark??

The Stark family just moved in and Jim is already in trouble. This time the police find him laying drunk on the sidewalk, playing with a toy monkey. They moved to try to get Jim a new start, but wherever they go he gets into trouble. The reason for this is that his father is a "chicken" when it comes to standing up to anything, no matter if it's to his wife or to anything else. Because Jim's Father is a "chicken" it causes him to him to do some troubling things, like being drunk, getting into knife fights, and playing the dangerous game called chickie run. The game is played with two stolen cars are driven toward the seaside cliff edge, where the first to jump out of the car will be declared the "chickie."

Why does Jim's mother wants to move every time Jim gets in trouble??

I think, she thinks if she can get him away from the people, or the place where he got in trouble he might change. In the end it's not the people that get him in trouble, it's his feelings of his father that is making him act this way.

Masculinity: What does it mean to be a man?

Masculinity to me is standing up for what you believe in no matter what. It is also standing up for your self and others. It is not pretending to be something you're not like Jim's father.

Plato’s mismatched socks

By having mismatched socks it shows how he dosen't want to grow up and gives a glimpse of his childhood.