Memento And Forrest Gump Analysis

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Memento, an American thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, is about Leonard, a man who conducts investigation about his wife who he believed to be raped and murdered by a guy named John G. Because his memory only lasts for ten minutes, he takes the Polaroid photographs of every person he meets, and even gets tattoos of all the information about John G. At the end, not only he fails to find John G., but actually ends up finding that he is the one who killed his own wife. In contrast, Forrest Gump, an American comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, is about Forrest Gump, a man with below-average intelligence who succeeds in many situations of his life. Because of his low IQ, he gets bullied at school, but his life completely changes when Jenny, a girl whom he falls in love for the rest of his life, makes him a space to sit on the bus. After making a success in various parts of the world, he finally marries Jenny and becomes a father. Although there is a similarity between Memento and Forrest Gump that Leonard and Forrest both have a goal to achieve, they share two significant differences in how the story proceeds, and how it ends up. The similarity is that Leonard in Memento and Forrest in Forrest Gump both has goals in their life. In Memento, Leonard has a goal to get revenge on John G. for killing his wife. With Teddy, a policeman who warns and helps him find John G., Leonard keeps getting clues successfully. Once he gets important information like the car license

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