The Influences of Forrest Gump’s Characters on His Language Characteristics in Film Forrest Gump



Forrest Gump is one of the most classical English movies. In this movie, Gump has mental retardation and his IQ is just 75. For this reason, he has been bullied and sneered at by the people around him since he was a little boy. However, Gump’s mother is strong-minded and she encourages Gump to be self-made. At the same time, his schoolmate Jenny helps him to live without the mock. Because of his mother’s education and Jenny’s help, Gump forms a special character and outlook on life. As one’s language is based on his living environment and his characters and the latter is more important, in movie Forest Gump, Gump’s language characteristics are corresponded with his characters. They have special features. 


Forest Gump; Characters; Language; Characteristic

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