In the movie, Rebel Without a Cause, I felt that the planetarium scene starting at 026:45 had a strong use of foreshadowing. In reference to man on Earth, the lecturer stated while the camera was focused on Plato, “While the flash of our beginning has not yet been seen by planets of different galaxies, it will disappear into the blackness of the space form which it came. Destroyed as we began, in a burst of gas and fire.” This to me was one of the most important moments in the movie because after watching it for a second time, I noticed that it foreshadowed Plato’s untimely demise. I believe that in this scene, the director compares Man to Plato. By realizing this, Plato’s character became much more intriguing. During the presentation, the Earth exploded to a loud noise and Plato dropped to the ground. Then after the presentation was finished, Plato asked, “What does he know about man?” In other words, Plato was asking “what does he know about me?” Like man, Plato is a very unique and complicated being. In addition, Plato longed for acceptance. To put it all together, I would like to emphasize the part when the lecturer stated that the Earth will be destroyed as it began, in a burst of gas and fire. If you will recall in the beginning of the movie, Plato was first introduced as a troubled boy who shot two puppies from an anger that he himself did not want to explain. This anger is what Plato felt several times in the movie when he felt he was not wanted. Also, at 006:00 Plato, Jim, and Judy (though they did not know each other) were in the same shot at the same time and Jim offered Plato his jacket. That is how it began, with Plato being a troubled boy who was seeking friendship. At the end of the movie, all three of them were together again, and Jim offered his jacket to Plato once more. Plato was so nervous about losing his friends that he disappeared into the blackness of the space that the lecturer mentioned. Plato then was killed by a gunshot that sounded almost identical to the bang that occurred when the Earth exploded in the planetarium. Thus, when the lecturer mentioned that the Earth would be destroyed just as it began, into a burst of gas and fire, Plato’s fate was laid before us.