Rumble Fish

Time, how one spends one's time in life, self-actualization, death. Motorcycle Boy is seemingly trapped in being a legend, a victim of greatness and fame. He doesn't even have a name. He's Motorcycle Boy. Like Elvis or Marilyn or whoever. And doomed to a similar fate. He goes to California but never makes it to the ocean. "California got in the way". "California" being an allusion to Hollywood, stardom, fame, and everything that comes with it. Never makes it to the ocean but he gets his picture in a magazine, hair slicked back leaning against his motorcycle. Once again, Motorcycle Boy becomes a brand, becomes an object, a representation. But not real. Rusty James is very different. He has no