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Moral Values of Forest Gump

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." This is probably the most popular quote from "Forest Gump." It simply states how Forest felt about life. He lived his life according to his values. Three of the important values that he lived by were being non-judgmental, helping people, and loyalty. Forest Gump faced many obstacles in his life, but he still stayed strong, and he became the best person he could be.

The first value that Forest Gump lived by was being non-judgmental and accepting people for who they are. Jenny had a lot of faults and was not always there for Forest, but he never gave up on her. She was always coming and going out of his life, but he was always there when she came back. Bubba, one of Forest's friends, was of a different race and background, but Forest accepted him without even looking at those things. Lt. Dan, another friend, was not an easy person to get to know and get close to, but Forest was still his friend. Forest always took the positive with the negative. He showed this value in accepting his own limits and his strengths.

The second value that Forest Gump lived by was helping others. Jenny had problems at home, and at nights, she would come over to Forest's to sleep. He would always let her stay with him. He never asked what was wrong at her home, but he knew she needed him, so he let her stay, because he knew he was protecting her. When Forest was in the war, and they were being bombed, he was determined to save anyone he could. He ran back and forth rescuing fellow soldiers. Lt. Dan was handicapped from the war and became very depressed. He did not feel like living anymore, but Forest became his friend and helped him to overcome his disabilities and enjoy life.

The third value that Forest lived by was loyalty. Forest always helped his mother out around the house, and when she got sick, he immediately went to her. He ran his best for his school football team, so... Continues...

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