Character Analysis Of Forest Gump

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a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” This is the most popular quote from the movie Forest Gump. Throughout the movie, Forest demonstrates many necessary acts of leadership. His home life helped in developing his leadership characteristics. His mother was a very influential leader herself, teaching him lessons on how to be a good, honest person. These lessons were the basis of his success as he grew up and went to college and on to the military.
Forest experienced a rather rough childhood growing up. He was crippled when he was born and he was constantly harassed about it from the kids at school. This gave him the motive to do the impossible, break through his braces and run. Forest ran as fast as he could away from those who were bullying him to escape being hurt. The once crippled, bullied Forest was outrunning these guys. This was the start of Forest’s leadership, as his confidence was boosted and he believed himself. In order to have confidence in others, you must have confidence in yourself.
Forest exhibits many key characteristics every leader should have in order to be a good one. Number one is integrity. Integrity is defined as “doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” Forest demonstrated this trait throughout the whole movie, especially when no one knew of the pact he made with Bubba and he gave Bubba’s profits to his family from the shrimp business. Forest shared the profits because it was the right thing to do. In the real world, if you want to get someone’s respect, you must have strong integrity.
Another characteristic is honestly. Forest Gump is one of the most honest people I can think of. An example of how Forest shows honesty throughout this movie is when he almost refused the $25,000 deal because he did not want to lie about the ping-pong paddle he used. Honesty is one of the most important characteristics everyone should have in order to be considered a good leader.
Loyalty is also a characteristic one must exhibit to be a successful leader. Forest was very loyal to the people in his life, even those that did not fully appreciate him. As Forest walked onto the school bus, all of the kids were mean to him and would not let him sit next to them, until he
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