Mind Map Gallery Forrest Gump's development
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Forrest Gump's Development
Trust vs. Mistrust
Birth-18 MonthsChildren develop a sense of trust when caregivers provide reliability, care, and affection. A lack of this will lead to mistrust.
- She's loving and encouraging- She referred to his leg braces as "magic shoes"- She never treats him differently
Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
2-3 yrs.Children need to develop a sense of personal control over physical skills and a sense of independence. Success leads to feelings of autonomy, failure results in feelings of shame and doubt.
- His Mom made him feel good about his family heritage (even though it was Ku Klux Klan).
- Mom told him "Don't let anyone tell you they're better than you Forrest"- "You're no different than anybody else is"- "I can run as the wind blows"
Protection from feeling shame
- Mom lies to him about the meaning of vacation (his Dad being on vacation)
Initiative vs. Guilt
3-5 yrs.Children need to begin asserting control and power over the environment. Success in this stage leads to a sense of purpose. Children who try to exert too much power experience disapproval, resulting in a sense of guilt.
Encouragement from Jenny
- To climb the tree- To run away from the bullys
Meeting the school bus driver
- He doesn't want to go in because she's a stranger, but he introduces himself and she does the same-
Industry vs. Inferiority
6-11 yrs.Children need to cope with new social and academic demands. Success leads to a sense of competence, while failure results in feelings of inferiority.
Going to "normal" school
Teaches Elvis Presley the hip swing dance
Identity vs. Confusion
12-18 yrs.Teens need to develop a sense of self and personal identity. Success leads to an ability to stay true to yourself, while failure leads to role confusion and a weak sense of self.
- He has a strong sense of identity when he introduces himself
Firm relationship with Mom
- He constantly quotes his Mom" Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get""Stupid is as stupid does"
- His role in the army
Intimacy vs. Isolation
19-40 yrs.Young adults need to form intimate, loving relationships with other people. Success leads to strong relationships, while failure results in loneliness and isolation.
Love relationship with Jenny
- He told Jenny he love her and she replied "you don't know what love is"- He feels isolated when she doesn't reciprocate back his love
Friendship with Lt. Dan
- He become his first mate on the boat- He helps invest their money in the Apple computer- making them millionaires
- He was like a brother he never had
Generativity vs. Stagnation
40-65 yrs.Adults need to create or nurture things that will outlast them, often by having children or creating a positive change that benefits other people. Success leads to feelings of usefulness and accomplishment, while failure results in shallow involvement in the world.
Feeling useful in the army
- The drill sergeant calls him a genius
- Accepted him as son- Read to him- Made his school lunch
Receives the Congressional Medal of Honor- Service in Vietnam
- His business took off after much persistence
Donated money to a church, and a hospital
Running across the States
- He said "it gave people hope"
On the National Table Tennis team
He helped others with their business
- He unknowingly helped with a bumper sticker slogan and a T-shirt
- Inspires John Lennon to write the song "Imagine" on the Dick Cavett Show
- Inadvertently helps expose the Watergate Scandel
Integrity vs. Despair
65- DeathOlder adults need to look back on life and feel a sense of fulfillment. Success at this stage leads to feelings of wisdom, while failure results in regret, bitterness, and despair.
- Met Elvis Presley- Met John Lennon- Met 3 presidents (Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon)
- He was on the cover of Fortune Magazine