Forrest Gump Values

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Forrest Gump: The Most Significant Movie of our Generation Forrest Gump was released in 1994. When introduced to America, it was apparent that Forrest was a simple man, living in a complex world. Forrest Gump is a movie that featured pop culture and historical events through the 1950s – 1980s. Although Forrest experienced some grim events, his outlook always remained positive, and he overcame the obstacles he faced with his supposed low mentality. Although the story line of Forrest Gump was farfetched, it is one of the most significant films of our generation teaching viewers life lessons along the way.
Forrest Gump touched historical events from Elvis’s risqué dancing in the 1950s to the AIDS/HIV outbreak in the early 1980s, and everything in between. He found himself teaching Elvis to dance, playing football for Alabama, on the frontlines of the Vietnam War, he met Presidents
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Forrest kept his values, no matter what circumstances he found himself in. He never tried to be someone he wasn’t, and he treated everyone the same. He met presidents, John Lennon, and Elvis, but never treated them any different than anyone else he met. He gave everyone respect, whether they gave him the same or not. Even after becoming a ‘gazillionaire,’ he did not expect or want any kind of special treatment. Values like Forrest’s are important, and should not be overlooked. Viewers may argue that Forrest Gump is simple and farfetched. It has been argued that the film is overly sentimental and has a problematic message, and that it was undeserving of an Oscar. The reality is, is Forrest Gump is a movie, and it is not as farfetched as other motion pictures, such as Star Wars or Jurassic Park. Forrest Gump is a film that is meant to pull on heart strings, and to make the audience think. Although it does have low points, it is meant to make the audience to feel good, and for everyone to join Forrest in his

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