Forrest Gump Theme

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The first underlying theme is perseverance. Forrest Gump goes through many trials in his life and no matter how hard it got, he continued to persist. He had this trait ever since the beginning of the movie. When he was a child, he always found a way to continue and bear with his issues. The first time you see an example of Forrest Gump enduring is when he runs for the first time away from some of the neighborhood children who are picking on him and throwing rocks at him. Forrest then attempts to run, but has difficulties as he is still being hit with rocks and has his legs in stilts. He then has to bear the pain and then miraculously starts to run incredibly fast away from his pursuers as his leg braces fall off and break. This helps the movie …show more content…
Forrest always had and always will love Jenny Curran. She was his first and only friend when he was a child, and has always had a place within his heart. Forrest never sought after anyone else. Even when the opportunities arose for him to be with someone else, he rejected them because he only wanted Jenny. Forrest loved Jenny from the first day he saw her saying that she was “The sweetest voice in the whole wide world… she was like an angel.” (Starkly & Zemeckis, 1995) Forrest Gump has a pure heart and has loved Jenny since he was young. He never gives up on that love, even when she continually pushes him away and tries to convince him otherwise. He will not give up on her because he truly loves her. Forrest always has hope that they will end up together and that she will love him. One of my favorite scenes from the movie that shows this best is when she is about to leave his home after being with him for a while, and he says he loves her. She disregards this and says he does not. This is what was said during the scene, “Why don’t you love me Jenny? I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.” (Starkly & Zemeckis, 1995) This is a prime example of how it affects pathos and how Forrest truly loves Jenny. Even if she does not love him, he knows within himself that he loves her and will always love her and tries to protect her. Forrest never once seems to have a doubt in his mind about loving …show more content…
Forrest always had and always will love Jenny Curran. She was his first and only friend when he was a child, and has always had a place within his heart. Forrest never sought after anyone else. Even when the opportunities arose for him to be with someone else, he rejected them because he only wanted Jenny. Forrest loved Jenny from the first day he saw her saying that she was “The sweetest voice in the whole wide world… she was like an angel.” (Starkly & Zemeckis, 1995) Forrest Gump has a pure heart and has loved Jenny since he was young. He never gives up on that love, even when she continually pushes him away and tries to convince him otherwise. He will not give up on her because he truly loves her. Forrest always has hope that they will end up together and that she will love him. One of my favorite scenes from the movie that shows this best is when she is about to leave his home after being with him for a while, and he says he loves her. She disregards this and says he does not. This is what was said during the scene, “Why don’t you love me Jenny? I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.” (Starkly & Zemeckis, 1995) This is a prime example of how it affects pathos and how Forrest truly loves Jenny. Even if she does not love him, he knows within himself that he loves her and will always love her and tries to protect her. Forrest never once seems to have a doubt in his mind about loving

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