Plato Character Analyses
By: Chris Meinholz
Plato's Personality Traits:
Searching for a Family
Plato's Family Dysfunction:
Mother's Always Being Gone
Did Plato change during this story?
No, he did not.
What does the mansion symbolize?
What is the theme of Rebel Without a Cause?
If Jim had not have gone to the police, he also would not have gotten in trouble with Buzz's friends, who thought Jim was ratting them out. He would have never had to run away to the mansion, Plato never would have shot one of the bullies, and Plato would never have gotten shot by the police. Most of that trouble would never have happened if Jim hadn't gone to the police.