It has been quite long before the Forrest Gump was released. The movie was said to be so good that it has retained a large number of fans, even now. During the course of the movie, Robin Wright played Jenny. Now, there are a lot of people who don’t like the character. However, there are many people who appreciate Jenny and her actions. In this article, we will tell you why people’s opinion about Jenny being the worst character, are wrong.’
Robin Wright Childhood
Now, sure, Jenny did things which were not likeable but there was a very big reason to all of it. She did not have a good childhood. Instead, it was quite sad and morbid. Her own father used to abuse her. She never felt like being at a home that had done so much wrong to her. Most people think of Forrest because the movie revolved around him. However, if you think about it, Jenny took his kindness as something else because of her past. She had never thought that there is kindness and someone out there will show that towards her.
Robin Wright Wanted to Protect Forrest
Fans hated Jenny because of the fact that she would always do something and make Forrest sad. Sure, seeing him sad is actually heart-breaking but that does not mean, she did it because of selfishness. To think that Jenny did not feel kindness towards him is wrong. Everything that Jenny did was to protect him. She was scared that it would be her who will bring danger to Forrest.
That is the reason as to why Jenny ended up hurting him. She understands the fact that Forrest is very kind and compassionate. That is the reason she wants to get as far away from him as she can. She tries to do so, very frequently. However, she continues to fail throughout the movie.
Now, this one is a discussion that depends from person to person. Jenny and Lieutenant Dan were two characters besides Forrest in Forrest Gump. Mostly, during that time, fans were fond of Dan because he was an army man and Jenny was the one who would hurt Forrest every time. Him being a man and her being a woman affected that because the movie was released at that time. During those days, everyone did not understand the importance of a female character.