Forest Gump Essay

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Forest Gump is an entertaining movie that will bring up all kinds of emotions from laughing to crying, but is profound because it speaks about the coming of age and destiny of a man deemed handicapped but he has an outlook on life through innocent eyes. According to Robert Ebert, famous movie critic for the Chicago Sun Times, Forest Gump “is more of a meditation on our times, as seen through the eyes of a man who lacks cynicism and takes things for exactly what they are.” In the movie Forest (Tom Hanks) is not only challenged boy with an IQ of 75 but he also stands out in society due to the fact that he wears braces on his legs. But Forest is full of surprises by going to college on a football scholarship since he can run like the wind. From here the army recruits him, where he also impresses everyone by becoming the “perfect solider.” In Vietnam he demonstrates such hero like attributes he receives the congressional medal of honor. Forest does not stop here, he later becomes a shrimping boat captain who's boat is the only one to survive after a major storm. After this incident Lt. Dan (Gary Sinise) invests their money in a “Fruit Company” called Apple Corporation and becomes a millionaire stockholder. Finally Forest did what he did best, he ran, so much and so far that he crossed the country multiple times in two years. In this story Forest seems to know more about things than other people. Where the simple things in life go overlooked, Forest brings them to life. He may not be the sharpest crayon in the box but has some of the most clever and witty phrases, for example he says by looking at someones shoes is a good way to tell where they have been. He also becomes curious if there is a planned destiny or if we all are floating around accidental like a feather on a breeze. During the movie there is a feather present floating around it lands in certain
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