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
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.
William Forrester (Sean Connery), a famous author who turns out being a hermit states, ¨you must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is... to write, not to think” (Finding Forrester (2000)). A powerful quote to that accurately depicts the powerful storyline of 2000 drama film, Finding Forrester. Set in modern-day New York City, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), a sixteen-year-old child genius is faced with the challenge of choosing academics or playing basketball at his remedial school in the Bronx. Jamal internal conflict is answered by socially awkward, classic novelist, William Forrester, who wants to help him find his voice through writing. The only problem is, Jamal´s writing is
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.
“You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head.” Quoted by Sean Connery. In the movie, Finding Forrester, a 16 year old boy named Jamal Wallace and his friends play out on a basketball court while there is a creepy guy always looking out the window they call him “The Window”. Jamals friends dare him to trespass into “The Windows” apartment and take something so they know Jamal actually went in the apartment. When Jamal climbed the fire escape and got into the apartment, “The Window” scared Jamal and he left his bookbag. Later on, Jamal gets his bag back and starts to go over to the apartment more often. They get close personally and form a strong friendship. In Finding Forrester, when going through tough times friendships should matter; since, friends will always be there to help and support with every action that is made.
Sant (2000), Finding Forrester was the film selected for this discussion, truth be told it selected me. At the conclusion of the film, with tears streaming down my face, it was a choice with no regrets. The storyline for the film centers around two main characters, Forrester and Lamar. Forrester played by Sean Connery, is an eccentric, reclusive, Pulitzer prize winning novelist, living in a high-rise building in New York city. Forrester has not left his apartment in over a decade. His life centers around, looking out a living room window, which he meticulously cleans, that overlooks a basketball court, with binoculars. This window provides him with his sole connection to the outside world, beside the one human contact with a man that does his errands and delivers his essentials to him.
She makes wrong choices, in fact, a lot of wrong choices. These begin to lead her into a spiral of self-destruction. Although Forrest offers her a way out, she refuses this offer because she is too blinded by her hatred for herself. Time and time again Forrest offers her love, and while she too loves him, she believes she is not fit to be loved by him. She cannot see past her insecurities, she cannot see the wonderful person Forrest sees in her.
By now, most of the world and countless generations of people from all walks of life have seen the beloved film, Forrest Gump. For those who have not, Forrest Gump was released in 1994 and the film focuses on a man whom viewers watch mature from his stages of adolescence into adulthood, dedicating a lifetime trying to capture the heart of his first and only love interest, Jenny, all while battling his mental illness. Throughout his life, Forrest was a key factor in some of America’s most historical events and even comes across some of America’s famous figures from the 50’s well into the 80’s. Forrest sees each of his experiences as life lessons and dedicates his life by living up to his mother’s expectations and honoring her wisdom as well. One of the most
Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump is a film about a young man named Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) who seemingly lucks his way through history. He has always been told he was a little different but while growing up was taught “stupid is as stupid does” by his mother Mrs. Gump (Sally Fields). This Film is a heartwarming all American Tale about a man who conquers the impossible no matter what life throws at him. In Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump, a story of a young man who witnesses and influences major events of American History, Zemeckis uses songs and a non diegetic narrator to signify the importance of these events in the scene of Forrest running through the United States.
The Sociological Concepts in Forrest Gump The movie, Forrest Gump explains the life of Forrest Gump from his youth years to adulthood, and how he became a football star, war hero, a ping pong champion, and shrimp boat captain. During the film it shows many sociological features, including racism, child abuse, gender, politics, and the Vietnam War. Benjamin Buford Blue or Bubba Blue is one of Forrest’s best friends. Bubba soul purpose in life was to be a shrimp boat captain; everyone in his family was captain. Bubba claims, “I know everything there is to know about the shrimpin’ bidness.”
With the braces still on his legs, Forrest starts his first day of school when the bus comes and picks him up. As Forrest gets on the bus and looks for a seat, nobody will let him sit with them except this one girl who does. That part reminds me of earlier in the class during the second week where we had to write a discussion on if we think humans are hungry for the approval of others. No one will let Forrest sit with them, which might be because of his legs but one girl didn’t care and let him sit with her. Her name was Jenny. Jenny was just this small blonde girl who was actually abused by her father. Over
Watching that movie showed me that anyone can achieve in life. Forrest is a slow boy growing up in a fast world of people who judge and bully him. Growing up in high school with only one friend named Jenny was hard. Forrest was labeled as “The Local Idiot.” As he grows up he becomes the high school football star because of his incredible running speed.
One day, Jenny returns to visit Forrest and he proposes to her. She declines but sleeps with him to prove her love. The next day, Forrest goes running and over the next few years becomes famous by running around the country. Jenny hears about this and gives Forrest the news that she has a young son fathered by Forrest. The three move back to Greenbow, Alabama, where they marry. However, Jenny dies soon afterward from a virus she was suffering from.
"Momma always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The Gump family sure did have a way with words. They're inspirational wording and phrases really helped to shape the theme of this movie. Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, follows a slow, small town boy from youth to adulthood. Even though he may be simple-minded, Forrest Gump doesn't let his disability stop him. With every day encouragement from his mother, which began at a very young age, Forrest never believed that he had a problem. Mrs. Gump reminded Forrest as much as she could that while he was different, he was different in a good way. This story walks with Forrest throughout several decades of his life. In the astounding two hour film, Forrest Gump became a football legend, a war hero, and a millionaire businessman. Gump's life is full of adventure, love, and experience that viewers can learn from. Throughout life, people are going to come upon many obstacles. They will either choose to push forward with those obstacles and embrace what life has thrown at them, or they will just give up. However, giving up is not the best option. Life has it's ups and it's downs. By pushing forward and embracing every obstacle that life throws at someone, they will ultimately be able to experience and enjoy their lives more than someone who just gives up.
This is a story of a man who is highly naïve, some would say slightly mentally challenged, who travels the world and is involved with many political events that occurred from the 1960’s to 1990’s. He faces hardships and overcomes adversity. In the final scenes devastating news is given to Forrest; the conclusion in this movie really pulls the whole movie together and makes it very satisfying. The exposition of this movie is right out the box with this film. It starts with a feather floating high in the shy aimlessly, drifting down towards the ground. At first the audience thinks nothing of it, however, as we later on see, this feather floating and landing on the ground in front of a dingy, worn pair of running shoes, is a symbol of the story. It is a symbol of the life of Forrest Gump, a man who drifts everywhere and becomes a part of many cultural events. We then come to realize that Forrest is a little slow and does not perceive the world as the majority of people do; with this we find a lot of verbal irony on Forrest’s behalf. The set-up is that Forrest is pushed away by his peers except a little girl named Jenny. Forrest is the protagonist in this film and his friend Jenny is the antagonist. Goodykoontz and Jacobs describe a protagonist as the main character in a movie; they also describe the antagonist as the character in conflict with the main character