A hero is defined as: A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities (Oxford). This definition can be altered to incorporate many perspectives of a ‘hero’. Two person’s idea of a hero may be similar, but the exact identity in their respective perspectives will vary. In my opinion all it takes is an average man laying a coat across a shivering child on the streets to make the leap from average to hero. Forrest Gump is a hero because he takes the extra step, exceeds everyone’s expectations of him, such as when he was young and got ...
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... and a return home with the capabilities to alter the world in which he lives. Forrest met and even superseded all of these ‘guidelines’ of a hero, instilled within Forrest is a unique soul, one of forgiveness, ignorance, passion, love and sympathy for others. Just as Forrest’s mother said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get,” life is full of unexpected turns of events, these unexpected events of an unexpected simple man turned him into an unexpected hero.
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