Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' Forest Gump '

1747 Words Jun 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s there were several important social and political changes that occurred. One of the most significant changes was the end of segregation and the birth of the civil rights movement. There were several opinionated groups like the KKK and the Black Panther Party. Hippie subculture emerged among the youth population. The primary belief of the hippie movement was their anti-sentiments towards one of the most controversial armed conflicts during the 20th century, the Vietnam War. During this time there was heated political opinion amongst the American population. The movie Forest Gump tells the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and proved that determination, love, and courage are more important than ability. Forrest Gump started off in Alabama, later in Vietnam, Memphis, and California. The time period of Forrest Gump varies from the 1950’s and 1980’s. The film takes the viewers through a modern history of the United States. The southern culture was one of the first aspects the audience is introduced to. Forrest Gump is portrayed with the stereotypical southern accents and clothing. Some of the People in the Film were aggressive, boisterous and typical of that time. The fictional place where Forrest grew up, Greenboro and the small knit community he lived in. Forrest even explained that he was named after the found of the KKK Nathan Forrest. Some Examples of race relations between blacks and whites were hinted throughout…

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