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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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"Life is Like a Box of Chocolates"

The most famous quote in this film is when Forrest quotes his mother as saying, "Life is like a box of chocolates-you never know what you're going to get." Throughout the film, Forrest repeats this saying, and as we watch his life, we realize that there is truth to the saying.

The events in Forrest's life are often random, and they are both good and bad. Although Forrest's life is interesting, it is not always easy and happy. Forrest works hard in everything he does, and he ends up doing many interesting, fun things simply by chance.

Forrest meets Jenny one morning only because no one else will let him sit with them on the bus. He ends up playing ping-pong in China, because he gets injured in the war and learns to play in the hospital. Forrest opens a shrimping company...

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