Ferris Bueller's Day Off : Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

He knows how to have fun but he usually does it at the expense of other people. Majority of the movie, Ferris manipulates Cameron into doing what he wants and until he realizes that he can't get out of it (car thing), he tries to back out of the situation. But I guess another argument could be is that Cameron and all of the people that ever listened to Ferris do what he says because they want to.

Re: Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

It's a great funny movie! Stop with this dumb STUPID questions!

Re: Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

Both. I mean, Ferris would definitely consider himself to be a good friend.



You want something corny? You got it!

Re: Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

With the way he treats Sloane, I'd go with good friend. But he could possibly be going down a slippery slope in the future, I suppose!

Re: Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

Tony Stonem from Skins is a pretty good deconstruction of Ferris Bueller, Risky Business type characters. Cocky, intelligent young men for whom everything seems to go right. Tony definitely shows the dark side of that sort of person, and extremely belittling to Sid, his 'Cameron', whereas Ferris was merely slightly patronising.

Re: Was Ferris Bueller A good friend or a sociopath?

He loves his friend. Everything Ferris does is for Cameron's benefit. He wants to give his friend a good day because he knows Cameron is in a bad place.

It's pretty clear when Sloan says, "You knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning, didn't you?"

Or something along those lines.
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