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Forrest Gump Analysis

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Throughout the movie "Forrest Gump" the main character, Forrest, is made out to look like a slow, dim-witted individual by his peers but perhaps he may not be as unintelligent as everyone thinks. Gump is as far from ordinary as you can possibly get. Yet, he doesn’t know it, not with I.Q. of 75. Gump lives a life of innocence. He is so literal in his thinking that he doesn’t even realize his role in every major historical event during his time. Forrest Gump may not be a smart man, but he knows what love is. His love for Jenny will take the viewer on a trip through history. This film was released in 1994 and directed by Robert Zimeckis. Forrest Gump is played by Tom Hanks. Arguably, no one could’ve possibly played the role of Gump better…show more content…
Dan from the enemy. Lt. Dan thanks him later on as he becomes Gump’s first mate on a shrimp boat. The movie shared a tremendous amount of history through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Gump finds himself at the door of the University of Alabama as Governor George Wallace blocks the door from two black students during the days of desegregation. Oblivious to the circumstances, Gump found himself in the view of cameras documenting the event. Eventually, he meets Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon through personal feats of his own. Whether he was an All-American football player, Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient, or even a world-renowned ping pong player, Gump did it all. Heck, he even taught Elvis how to swing his hips during a short stay at Momma Gump's house. The soundtrack to this movie is absolutely breathtaking. Every song and I mean every song, fits every portion in which it is played. Speaking of Elvis, Gump jams out with him during a short stay at his house. The interaction between Gump and Elvis is comical, with Gump dancing and swinging his hips to the sound of Hound Dog while his legs are still in braces. I found myself singing along as each new scene came with a new hit song. One of the more common themes of the movie is Gump's running. Jenny told Forrest to run just about every time they found themselves in trouble. So, it only made sense for Forrest to take off running when he was being bullied by older kids. Forrest runs away, with
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