Essay about Forest gump

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Forrest Gump is a film that portrays the life of a man who has borderline intellectual functioning, from when he was young, all through his adulthood. Forrest was the victim of ongoing bullying and abuse from the mean-spirited children in his area. The movie shows the challenges he faced and how he overcame them, some with luck, but others with his ability; despite the fact that he has an IQ of 75.
The story plays off in a series of decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted yet athletically prodigious man from Alabama that had an influence on the later half of the 20th century in the United States. Forrest as a child was bullied and had rough times growing up; his relationships were limited by his lower intelligence and
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As named before, Forrest has borderline intellectual functioning. This is a disability that effects how well or how fast a person can think and learn. People with this disability vary in their reading skills and mathematical abilities. Although a mentally challenged person seems to be completely different to a normal functioning person they are not so different. They also have needs, desires and joys and wishes to exceed in whatever they do. There are number of reasons for borderline intellectual functioning: this may be a result of brain damage or birth defects. However, social, environmental, medical and cultural deprivation account for most retardation cases and these causes can be prevented. Borderline intellectual functioning is not a disease, it is a mental illness. Symptoms include: poor attention, poor concentration, poor common sense, and poor judgment to name a few. Forrest shows this disability through his hard time understanding things, it took him a very long time to understand what he needed to do in a football game, or when Jenny was very sick he did not realize how serious it was. Forrest also has no common sense, he invests money left, right, and center without thinking of the obligation that might occur, he also at some stage took of his pants to show the president of the United States where he got shot during a

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