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Forrest Gump Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Forrest Gump.
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Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks

Description

Forrest Gump is an unusual young man. As a boy, he has a low IQ and wouldn't have been allowed in school had his mother not slept with the principal. He has braces on his legs, and the doctor does not expect him to ever be normal. Although there seems to be little hope for Forrest, his mother is always encouraging him to be whoever he wants to be.

Eventually, Forrest learns to run, opening up a whole new life to him when he gets a scholarship to college. Forrest does not seem to care about many things, but when he is given a job, he does it well. He is successful on the football team, in the Army, on the ping-pong team, and as a shrimper. Whether its dumb blind luck, destiny, or dedication to ideals, Forrest succeeds in...

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