Essay About Forrest Gump

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R. SURYA ADHYTAMA/C1310013 Hermeneutical Analysis of “Forrest Gump” “Forrest Gump” is a drama with comical aspects. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1994. It is about a man facing the challenges in his life. The story spans from 1951-1984 and takes place in different locations of America, and Vietnam. Forrest Gump isn’t the smartest guy on earth. He is on the slow side when it comes to understanding academic things and figuring things out, and that is not very strange when he is on the borderline of mental retardation. He is a loving and kind person, who tries to protect those he cares about, especially Jenny, the main female character in the movie, who is a childhood friend. Forrest is quite fond of his mother, who had a…show more content…
However, Bubba never makes it back to America alive, since their squad is ambushed, but many other people survives because of Forrest and his noble act in running through the forest and carrying people out. One of these is Forrest’s Lieutenant: Dan Taylor, who does not want to be saved, and gets his legs amputated later. Forrest gets the Medal of Honor for his deeds. After some time, Forrest goes to Bayou La Batre, where Bubba’s family lives, and buys a shrimping boat, to start the “Bubba Gump Shrimp Company”. Lieutenant Dan joins him. Their business becomes a big success, since their boat is the only one left. As a sign of kindness, Forrest sends money to Bubba’s family. Shortly after this, Forrest’s mother passes away, and Forrest goes back home. After Mrs. Gump’s death, Forrest stays in the house, and is soon visited by Jenny. That night Forrest proposes to Jenny, but she turns him down. Later that night, they make love. The next morning, Jenny leaves Forrest…again. This is how Forrest begins his “three years-two months-fourteen days-and-sixteen hours-run” across America. People think he is doing this for some special reason and he becomes an inspiration for many, but Forrest just does this because he“felt like running”. While Forrest is telling his story, an old woman is sitting next to him. Forrest tells her that he is here to visit Jenny and shows her a letter she has sent. The woman tells
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