Question:(boy, you’ve got my mind working…!);
Is this saying that we merely:
a)ACCEPT fate (i.e. everytime Jenny left, Forrest would simply say “…and then she was gone…”), without “going after her” or in other words, “fate is the end all” so we have no power over it?
b) We “accept” are fates by moving on (even though I don’t think Forrest really “moved on”…thoughts of Jenny litterally kept him alive in Vietnam, and filled his every waking thought, OR
c) EVEN AS FORREST POINTED OUT WHILE OVER JENNY’S GRAVE (as he contemplated on whether we actually DO have control over our fates OR are we just “feathers blowing in the wind”?) Maybe life is a combination of both fate AND many things that we have control over. ADDITIONALLY:
“I may not be a SMART man…but I know what love is…”. Even though Forrests’ love for Jenny was unrequited, I think that it was deep, real, and unconditional. Are you saying that one can DEFINE why they love someone, and that his reasons for loving Jenny were not valid? (offering him a seat, showing him kindness, talking to him, being his best friend…and let’s not forget…there was a sexual attraction for Jenny by Forrest…) can’t agree with you there, bro…(or at least whomever holds that hypothesis…)
Wow, nate (and others!); this is VERY cool!I LOVE movies (sometimes!) that make me think (as “Forrest Gump” did).
Just one last thing…any idea how the movie compared to the book?