The Morality of Forrest Gump

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“Forrest Gump” written by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks is truly inspirational and symbolizes the way we, as humans deal with situations in our lives. The film “Forrest Gump” tells of a simple minded man with a low IQ and great intentions. Forrest, who commits selfless acts of justice throughout the course of his life never acts to benefit himself but the benefit those around him. Forrest had honesty, integrity, and love. These character traits caused him to live justly and encourage others to become better and eventually good at heart. As learned in the Junior Justice and morality class, there are different categories under morality. Forrest had all of the virtues (Theological, Cardinal, and Moral).

The film opens with a feather falling to the feet of Forrest Gump who is seated on a bus bench in Savannah, Georgia. Forrest picks up the feather and puts it in the book Curious George, then tells the story of his life to passersby. The listeners change over the course of his narration.

On his first day of school, he meets Jenny, who he immediately falls for. The two spend a lot of time together growing up and it is clear the two want to protect each other. One day when Forrest is being bullied Jenny encourages him to run. He ran through his childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. While, his “mama” teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. From a young age Forrest know what love is. With Jenny he was gentle, kind, and understanding. The two were very close friends and understood the obligation of human beings in one on one a relationship. He knew he loved her in his heart and chose to protect her and care for her. He stood by her side through the ups and downs of her childhood.

Following college he enlists in the army joining the Vietnam War, where he excels and meets his “best good friend” Bubba. The two bond and find they have things in common. Bubba causes Forrest to become interested in the...
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