Forrest Gump is an All American, fan favorite, award-winning film directed by Robert Zemeckis that was released on July 6, 1994. Tom Hanks stars as the main character, Forrest Gump. The award-winning movie’s genre is best described as an epic romantic comedy drama. Many rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos, and logos are made throughout the entire movie. Pathos is used the most effecting the audiences’ emotions from beginning to end. The film is based on Forrest Gump’s life, in which he narrated as a historical story throughout the movie. Forrest Gump was born and raised in Greenbow, Alabama by his single mother. Forrest was mentally and physically handicapped. He had to wear medal braces on both of his legs. He also faced many
The movie Forrest Gump played by Tom Hank is a story about Forest Gump a simple man and his journey through life. Gump was simple minded and lived his life by a set of values taught to him by his mother (Sally Field). While Forest sat down waiting for a bus, he tells his story. Forest takes part in several defining historical moments such as the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal and also had painful experiences. Despite his setbacks and naive nature, he struggles and triumphs in everything he did. Forrest developed a good self-esteem and self-concept with the help of his mother’s observation, love, and sincerity. With his mother and Jenny’s encouragements, he was able to overcome his physical handicap and become an outstanding runner among other things. This movie is an example of the how a child’s mind developed through series of stages. This paper shows the following key points; intellectual disability, Erickson’s intimacy vs isolation, low self-esteem, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Forrest had to deal with problems in his relationship with Jenny on a regular basis. Every time a problem would arise within the relationship he would try his best to work it out. He adjusted well when relationship problems arose.
Forrest Gump is a movie that follows a man throughout the story of his life. It starts out with Forrest Gump waiting at a bus stop when the bus arrives and a woman steps out and sits down next to him. He begins to talk to her and he offers her some chocolate. The way he talks hints to the fact that he is not the most intelligent person. He then starts to talk about her shoes which leads him to a flashback of his childhood in Greenbow, Alabama in about 1945. From there he starts to talk about everything that has happened in his life that has led him to where he is now. He talks about meeting Jenny on his first day of school, his running getting him a football scholarship for college, enlisting in the army and meeting Bubba, getting a medal of honor, and playing ping pong against China.
Forrest Gump is one of the greatest movies of all time. It brings together many of the most relevant themes and controversial subjects in modern society. Including some of the most difficult subjects such as; discrimination, racism, war, hardcore drug use, mental trauma, as well as a disease epidemic.
In the movie, the director uses two popular actors along with historic moments from real life to show credibility of how good the quality of the movie will be representing ethos. Tom Hanks plays as the main character, Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump). He is a very well-known actor who gained much of his fame from this very film. He has worked alongside Steven Spielberg in four of his many films (“Forrest Gump”). Hanks was also “voted the 26th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly” (“Forrest Gump”). Sally Field also plays in the film as Forrest’s mother, Mrs. Gump. Sally has been in
Despite his low IQ, Forrest Gump leads a truly charmed life, taking part in many of the most memorable events in his lifetime. Without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as his life goes by, Forrest never forgets about Jenny, the girl he loved since a
William Henry once said, "The eyes shout what the lips fear to say." In the movie Finding Forrester, the director, Gus Van Sant, chose to use eyes as a motif. Throughout the analysis of eyes, one can conclude that the director embedded this element into the movie in order to reveal the characters’ inner emotions and to reveal character development.
He becomes an All-American, is present during the integration of his college, and is sent to Vietnam after being drafted into the army. Later, Forrest receives the Medal of Honor, is present during the anti-war movement, plays a crucial role in Watergate, and finally becomes a multi-million dollar business tycoon. Through all of this, Forrest holds one thing true in his mind: Jenny. Jenny is his first and only love. Next to his mother, she's the most important thing in his life, and the only thing he really wants. Yet, despite constant disappointments concerning Jenny, Forrest maintains his sweet-tempered, innocently naïve philosophy of life.
Forrest is born to an Alabama boardinghouse Owner (Sally Field) who tries to correct his posture by making him wear braces, but who never criticizes his mind. When Forrest is called "stupid," his mother tells him, "Stupid is as stupid does," and Forrest turns out to be incapable of doing anything less than profound. Also, when the braces finally fall from his legs, it turns out he can run like the wind. That's how he gets a college football scholarship, in a life story that eventually becomes
The movie Forrest Gump is about the life events and journey of a man whose name is also the title of the movie. Although Forrest Gump faces many conflicts in his life, however, he never allows any of his problems to stand between the things he wants in his life. As a young kid Forrest had to wear braces on his legs, he had a below average IQ of seventy-five, and later he even got shot in Vietnam during the war, but Forrest Gump was always persistent that better things will happen. This is because while Forrest Gump faces many obstacles in his life, he always manages to turn each bad situation into something better for himself. For example, when Forrest Gump was being chased by his bullies he discovers that he can run faster than most people and gets his braces off from his legs. This skill, being able to run faster than most people, allows Forrest Gump to escape his bullies from his childhood but also helps him to get a football scholarship to college,
Forrest Gump is a romantic, historical drama that follows the protagonist, Forrest Gump, on his wild adventures throughout the world, where he is a hero time and time again despite having the measly IQ of 75. Although the audience is entranced with all of the success that Forrest garners (as a ping pong champion, Medal of Honor recipient, tycoon of a shrimping business and much more), Forrest himself is always focused on his love for Jenny, his first childhood friend that steals his heart. The script spans decades, as Forrest grows from a challenged child to proud father, time and again meeting up with Jenny. Forrest is always forward with his love for Jenny, yet she does not let herself be with Forrest, as she is enveloped with her love for the limelight and fame. As the story progresses, Forrest continues to recount his continued success, while snippets of Jenny slowly show her downward spiral as she struggles to be involved with the life of a hippy, stripper, and then a hardcore drug abuser. It is only after Forrest Gump returns home after the death of his mother that Jenny returns to their childhood home of Greenbow, Mississippi and stays with Forrest. After a night of love making, Jenny again slips out of Forrest’s life, but this time with a newfound light in her face, as if she has risen from her rock bottom state. Then, Forrest goes on a cross country run, again gaining the attention of the media, but more importantly the request of Jenny to come see her in the form
In many ways, the central successes and failures of Forrest Gump revolve around a theme that does not get stated explicitly until well into the movie, after Gump has achieved most of his notable accomplishments. "The morning after Forrest Gump loses his virginity and begets the son who will carry on his name," he decides to deal with his sense of loss by taking "off on a run that will not end until he has traversed the
The film which was up against Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Frank Darabont’s “The Shawshank Redemption” on the year of its release. The 1994 Robert Zemeckis’ film, “Forrest Gump”, won six Academy Awards against some of film histories greatest films. Forrest Gump is an American favorite about a kid from Alabama telling a story to people on a bench in Georgia. The story he is telling though is about his life and what he has gone through.
From the directors of ‘The Boys’ and ‘Back to the Future Parts II & III’ comes two epic tales of the struggles and triumphs of life and everything in-between. Comes two of the most iconic movies of this generation and many more generations yet to come. Two life changing films that should, wait… no… that need to be in the Cannes Hall Of Fame.