Film Analysis Of Forrest Gump

1362 WordsOct 19, 20176 Pages
In Mythology, there are various standards of analyzation such as the Freudian, Jungian, and Rankian methods of analysis. In this essay, I will analyze the 1994 American film Forrest Gump by using three methods of analysis. In overview, the movie Forrest Gump tells a tale of a young Georgia country boy by the name of Forrest Gump. Forrest can be characterized as a special kid who had to wear leg braces because of his inability to walk straight. In addition, in the movie Forrest is seen having a low IQ when compared to other kids his age. Forrest soon finds himself being rejected by the other kids in the bus when he suddenly comes face to face with what would later be the love of his life, Jenny Currant. Growing up together, Jenny and…show more content…
Finally, the superego strives for moral perfections, without taking reality into account. Subsequently, the ego is part of personality that mediates the demands of the id, the superego and reality. The ego prevents us from acting on our basic urges (created by the id), but also works to achieve a balance with our moral and idealistic standards (Cherry, K. 2016). Finally, the id acts as the driving force of personality. It not only strives to fulfill our most basic urges, many of which are tied directly to survival, it also provides all of the energy necessary to drive personality (Cherry, K. 2017). With the psychoanalytic theory in mind, there are some aspects in Forrest Gump that can be examined and traced back to the three components of the psych. In the movie, Forrest Gump is portrayed as having a naive personality due to him being mentally slow which in turn causes him to say exactly what he is thinking and does not really filter any of it at all. This behaviour can be reflected to acting with his id very often throughout the movie rather than with his Ego like a normal person. Gump deliberately acts upon his id by being compulsive in his emotions and always doing what he deems good to his own desires and feelings. To further emphasize this, Gump is called to the white house to be a part of the all star team for his football career. When he is presented with free food and drink, Forrest eagerly drinks around 15 Dr. Peppers, so that
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