Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause

Jim?s Confused Family
The film Rebel Without a Cause teaches the importance of the relationship between parents and their children. The relationship between Jim Stark (James Dean) and his parents helps the viewers understand why he has so many problems. Jim tries to find a father figure in his father, but his overbearing mother always takes control of his father. Jim wants to see his father stand up for himself. Rebel Without a Cause exemplifies the incompetence of Jim?s parents to act as responsible adults, and their unwillingness to help their child become an adult.
In the police station at the beginning, Jim?s parents argue, and he interrupts them by exclaiming, ?You?re tearing me apart! You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again.? This causes Jim to release the anger and frustration that he holds inside of him. His father states what he really feels, but his mother forces him to side with her. Love and affection are not the only things that Jim need, but also guidance. Jim blames his parents for the misery in his family.
Jim takes control of the arguments he has between his parents. While Jim was

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