1. Identify the film’s title, director, and screenwriter. (3pts.)
I watched the film Forest Gump. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and the screenwriter was Eric Roth.
2. What is the central idea (literary theme) of this film? Explain using examples from the film. (4pts.)
I think that the central idea of this film was that your life is what you make it. I think this because the main character, Forest Gump, was not the smartest man, and yet any time someone would ask him if he was stupid he would say that stupid is as stupid does. Also it showed throughout the film that if you gave your all you got the rewards of it. This happened with Forest’s interactions with the drill insurgent, when Forest was on the football team, and when Forest played ping pong.
3. Find and discuss an example from the film of each of the following: (6pts.) a. Objective truth (Externally Observable Truths): follows the observable laws of probability and necessity
An observable truth of this film that we as human beings are flawed, and how we can raise above these flaws and thrive anyway. The flaw in the film was that Forest was a little slower than the average person, and yet he overcame this flaw by trying his hardest, and by helping those around his as he went. b. Subjective truth (Internal Truths of Human Nature): irrational and emotional inner truths of nature
The subjective truth of this film was how Forest ended up getting his girl and having, for the most part,