April 23rd 2015
In the film Finding Forrester, Jamal and Forrester both help each other to make very important realizations about their lives.
They help each other move on from the past, and live in the present. They make the best future for themselves, and without each other they wouldn’t have been able to do that. Forrester helps Jamal realize that he is more than he thinks he is. Forrester taught him to use his writing to his advantage to get a better education for himself, and further himself in life. After Jamal is accepted into Mailor, Forrester tells him he is going to go because he wants to answer the question of what he will do for the rest of his life. While Jamal is at Mailor Forrester is there the whole way with him.
Jamal helps Forrester realize that he can still have relationships in his life, and they won’t end in pain. Jamal shows Forrester in the very beginning that he wants to get to know him. He writes a 5000 word paper for Forrester, and they become close and spend lots of time together. Their writing turns into much more, it turns into a friendship. Forrester is letting so much hold him back including the death of his parents, and his brother and feeling responsible for his brother’s death. Over time Jamal shows him to let go of the past, and live in the present. Forrester thanks Jamal for his help, and letting him experience life again. Then Forrester sets out on a journey to Scotland, living the last years of his life to the…