Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies. For me, it has different genres; drama, comedy and romance that really touched my heart. the movie is about a special person who has a low IQ yet a simple man named Forrest Gump. He experienced ups and downs throughout his journey but he never gave up. When he was a kid, she was raised by her mother. She took good care of him not because he is a special kid but because she loves him very much. When he grew up, her mother let him chose the path he wanted to take. He became a football superstar through his discovered skill in running. He also decided to join the army service in Vietnam. There was a drastic changed in his life when he joined the army. He didn’t just gained new friends but also became a hero. Forrest is a good runner and he used that skill during the war. He saved injured soldiers even his captain by running very fast. He also discovered the break-in at the Watergate and opened a profitable shrimping business and becomes an original investor in Apple Computers. Forrest also to ran back and forth across the country for several years in search for his one true love, Jenny. In the end, they had a son but Jenny died because of an illness.
The historical event in the movie is the Vietnam war. This war is the longest military war in the history of the United States. This is the war between the communist North Vietnam and the US supported South Vietnam. The war ended with the defeat of South Vietnam. In the movie, this was shown when the captain of the United States was nearly killed during the battle and majority of his soldiers were already killed. In the end, Vietnam was still unified.The history in the movie was shown with hope and bravery. Forrest, despite of his sub-normal IQ, rescued his fellow soldiers even though he knows that he might get killed.
For me, the value that I learned in this work is determination. No matter what situation we might be into, we should never lose hope and determination. I believe that we all have our own weaknesses like Forrest Gump. But it didn’t stopped him from doing what is best.