While Jenny repeatedly rejects Forrest as her lover, she is romantically attracted to him enough to keep coming back into his life. After Forrest’s mother passes away Jenny comes back, saying she misses home and is here to stay. Even after leaving again, she comes back into Forrest’s life with a letter, inviting him to her Georgia home, which brings Forrest to the bus stop where he narrates his autobiography.
In “Finding Forrester”, there were two main characters named Jamal Wallace and William Forrester. Jamal was an inner city teenager from Bronx, New York who had the gifted talents of being a basketball player and a good writer. While always a C student, Jamal received attention from a New York college prep school for his high standardized test scores. Even though Jamal wanted to partake this request, he was afraid of his 4 friends opinions. Unlike Jamal, his friends did not care about academics and thought of Jamal as being a nerd.
Jenny initiates the relationship with Forrest, she has taken care of him throughout their childhood especially when the bullies were teasing and running after Forrest nearly every day. When this did happen, Jenny always quoted “run forest, run away”. Later on in the movie, after a series of bad decisions, Jenny comes running back to Forrest so he could look after her and tell him that he has a son. Forrest is able to relate to form a relationship with his son, little Forrest.
Forrest had to deal with problems in his relationship with Jenny on a regular basis. Every time a problem would arise within the relationship he would try his best to work it out. He adjusted well when relationship problems arose.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877) Confederate general, Forrest was a wealthy citizen of Memphis. Though he did not have any formal Military training, Forrest became a lieutenant general. Serving as a cavalry officer he fought at numerous battles including Chickamauga, Second Franklin, Brice’s Crossroads and the Battle of Shiloh. Nathan Forrest was relentless in stopping the Union forces during the Vicksburg campaign in 1862 and 1863. Forrest is also remembered for his involvement in the Battle of Fort Pillow in April 1864. Forrest equipped an entire unit at his own expense and issued this call to arms “I wish none but those who desire to be actively engaged. COME ON BOYS, IF YOU WANT A HEAP OF FUN AND TO KILL SOME YANKEES.” During a skirmish
Forrest Gump is a movie that follows a man throughout the story of his life. It starts out with Forrest Gump waiting at a bus stop when the bus arrives and a woman steps out and sits down next to him. He begins to talk to her and he offers her some chocolate. The way he talks hints to the fact that he is not the most intelligent person. He then starts to talk about her shoes which leads him to a flashback of his childhood in Greenbow, Alabama in about 1945. From there he starts to talk about everything that has happened in his life that has led him to where he is now. He talks about meeting Jenny on his first day of school, his running getting him a football scholarship for college, enlisting in the army and meeting Bubba, getting a medal of honor, and playing ping pong against China.
This is a story of a man who is highly naïve, some would say slightly mentally challenged, who travels the world and is involved with many political events that occurred from the 1960’s to 1990’s. He faces hardships and overcomes adversity. In the final scenes devastating news is given to Forrest; the conclusion in this movie really pulls the whole movie together and makes it very satisfying. The exposition of this movie is right out the box with this film. It starts with a feather floating high in the shy aimlessly, drifting down towards the ground. At first the audience thinks nothing of it, however, as we later on see, this feather floating and landing on the ground in front of a dingy, worn pair of running shoes, is a symbol of the story. It is a symbol of the life of Forrest Gump, a man who drifts everywhere and becomes a part of many cultural events. We then come to realize that Forrest is a little slow and does not perceive the world as the majority of people do; with this we find a lot of verbal irony on Forrest’s behalf. The set-up is that Forrest is pushed away by his peers except a little girl named Jenny. Forrest is the protagonist in this film and his friend Jenny is the antagonist. Goodykoontz and Jacobs describe a protagonist as the main character in a movie; they also describe the antagonist as the character in conflict with the main character
Despite his low IQ, Forrest Gump leads a truly charmed life, taking part in many of the most memorable events in his lifetime. Without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as his life goes by, Forrest never forgets about Jenny, the girl he loved since a
Bubba dies, and Forrest decides to return home and buy a shrimp boat since he made a promise to Bubba. He is very successful at catching shrimp. He returns home to his dying mom and decides to stay home. Later Jenny comes to stay for a visit and Forrest askes to marry her. She says no but before she leaves she makes love with Forrest. After Forrest decides to go for a run. He decided to run across the country several times which took him over three years. Then he receives a letter from Jenny, which says she wants Forrest to visit. During the visit, Forrest learns that he has a son and
Upon a return visit to Greenbow, Alabama, Jenny sees her father’s abandoned house and is given an unhappy reminder of her abusive past. It was her unhealthy home life that likely caused her to go astray, searching for the love and nurturing she never received as a child.
The relationship between Jenny and Forrest is initially looked at as Forrest’s savior, but Jenny also saw it as a way to escape her father when they were children, then later giving Forrest the role of safety net. He was always there when Jenny needed someone to lean on. She cares for Forrest very much and while she is kindhearted, she has also shown how selfish and self-destructing she is. By the end of her life she redeems herself by fulfilling Forrest’s dream to marry her while simultaneously leaving her son with his father to be taken care of.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest have come to you as they are working to come to an understanding about their living arrangements. Mr. Forrest wants to remain in the family 's 4,000 square foot home and Mrs. Forrest would like to move into a smaller place within a retirement community, to reduce the amount of house work. The children have accompanied Mrs. Forrest on a trip to a retirement community that will allow Mr. Forrest to maintain his active lifestyle. Mrs. Forrest doesn 't want to stop her husband, she wants to begin living a simpler life and the ability to travel without the worry of coming home to maintain a large home.
Forrest Gump is a romantic, historical drama that follows the protagonist, Forrest Gump, on his wild adventures throughout the world, where he is a hero time and time again despite having the measly IQ of 75. Although the audience is entranced with all of the success that Forrest garners (as a ping pong champion, Medal of Honor recipient, tycoon of a shrimping business and much more), Forrest himself is always focused on his love for Jenny, his first childhood friend that steals his heart. The script spans decades, as Forrest grows from a challenged child to proud father, time and again meeting up with Jenny. Forrest is always forward with his love for Jenny, yet she does not let herself be with Forrest, as she is enveloped with her love for the limelight and fame. As the story progresses, Forrest continues to recount his continued success, while snippets of Jenny slowly show her downward spiral as she struggles to be involved with the life of a hippy, stripper, and then a hardcore drug abuser. It is only after Forrest Gump returns home after the death of his mother that Jenny returns to their childhood home of Greenbow, Mississippi and stays with Forrest. After a night of love making, Jenny again slips out of Forrest’s life, but this time with a newfound light in her face, as if she has risen from her rock bottom state. Then, Forrest goes on a cross country run, again gaining the attention of the media, but more importantly the request of Jenny to come see her in the form
The movie begins with Forrest Gump waiting at a bus stop and starting a friendly conversation with a stranger sitting next to him. He begins to tell his life story and drops one of the most famous lines in film history, “My Momma always said, ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”. This line would be the whole focus of the movie as you will see what Forrest Gump has experienced and accomplished in his life up to that point, as well as the many important figures he had crossed paths with. Early on in life Forrest was often bullied at school for his curved spine and his low intelligence. On his first day of school in 1950s Greenbow, Alabama, Forrest meets a girl named Jenny Curran who becomes Forrest’s only friend and later he would develop a crush for