Compare And Contrast Essay On Forrest Gump

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Knowing too much can be perilous. It is far better to be naïve - ingenuous and credulous in life rather than being disheartened by the truth. Having a little too much knowledge about the truth sometimes comes with a price of disappointment and disillusionment. The movie, Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis is more than just a story of a life saga told by a so-called ‘local idiot’. It portrays the character of Gump who achieves great things in live aided by the bliss of ignorance alongside with other characters such as Jenny and also Lieutenant Dan who in contrast, is disillusioned and discontented by the harsh reality that he goes through. Being naïve is much better than being disillusioned as it allows a person to see the beauty in everything besides encouraging positivity in life and instilling faith that prevents despondency towards the ugly truth. Being naïve allows a person to see the beauty in…show more content…
Building trust and faith in life is not easy but the fruit sure is sweet. Having faith sparks hope and thus prevents someone from being easily disheartened by demoralizing truth. Lieutenant Dan who believes in his destiny of dying in the war field becomes disillusioned. He feels like he is cheated out of his destiny when Gump saved him from dying, resulting him being crippled. He later joins Gump in the shrimping business that initially did not find any success, not even shrimps. He mockingly asked Gump; Where the heck is this God of yours? Their shrimping business rises exponentially after being the only one shrimping boat surviving the destructive widespread Hurricane Carmen after his cynical question. Lieutenant Dan practically climbs out of his sorrow as he gains faith and hope. He handled the successful shrimping business and invested in Apple Company. Lieutenant Dan manages to piece his life back together and this shows that a person is able to come out of disillusionment as hope and faith is built

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