In the classic line during the move where she yells, Run Forrest RUN!!" It is a metaphoric illustration of him leaving the stage behind in which the expectations of adults in his life is dominant and he enters the next stage of development which is the stage of expectations of others, primarily peers.
During the movie, the audience receives a clear cut example of this stage of development when Forrest spends time trying to help Jenny escape various situations and her opinion of him and his actions seem to weigh more heavily on his mind and heart than even the opinions of his beloved mother.
This become evidenced in several social scenes and retelling stories that Forrest provides to the people in the bus stop about his previous years of development.
The final stages of the development phase are also clearly portrayed and illuminated during the movie and the character...
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