Forrest Gump And Good Morning Vietnam Analysis

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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 …show more content…
Both in Good Morning Vietnam and Forrest Gump , the men were simply at war, no reason was given as to why they had joined or, if drafted, how they felt about being at war. Both movies plots are surrounded by history and both focus on an individual’s struggles and successes in life.

Although somewhat similar, Forrest Gump and Good Morning Vietnam are quite different movies. Forrest Gump takes place in America while Good Morning Vietnam , is Americanized by American occupation in Vietnam overseas. Forrest and Cronauers had totally different occupations.

The movies Forrest Gump , and Good Morning Vietnam were made around American History. The 1960’s and 1970’s marked many changes for the USA. The end of the Kennedy- Johnson presidencies, the end of the civil rights movement, and the beginning of the end of the war in Vietnam. The US forces began to withdraw, and finally leaving for good in 1973. The Vietnam War created a change in public attitudes and

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