Finding Forrester Character Analysis

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“No thinking - that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is... to write, not to think!”

This is a very good poem to go by, it was said by William Forrester, who was one of the main characters of the movie Finding Forrester. Since I am going to be focusing on William today in this Character Sketch essay, I thought it would be a good idea to do something that he was trying to teach Jamal Wallace - another one of the main characters - of this movie. So today I won’t think about what I am writing, then do a rewrite with my head if I feel the need to. I have noticed quite a few traits about William in this movie, they are quite obvious if I am being honest, William is definitely very reserved, yet also demanding, I also thought that I could focus on the fact that William is very brilliant, which might just be his most obvious trait.

First of all, I would like to focus on the most obvious character trait that William Forrester possesses. His brilliance is shown in every single part of the movie, every word that comes out of his
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It really shows at first when Jamal is sitting in front of the man's apartment, suggesting that he could bring the man some of the new things he wrote or just write something specifically and Forrester screams at him: “How about 5,000 words on why you should stay the fuck out of my house!” Then later on in the movie it is very well demonstrated by the way William tells Jamal to do things in order to get them done, or in order to really write from the depth of his heart. It might come off as very strong and bossy, but in my eyes, it makes William such a well thought out