Forrest Gump - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Winston Groom
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Chapters 1-2 Summary

In Chapter 1 Forrest Gump introduces himself as an idiot. Life has been no box of chocolates, he is treated shabbily, but on the whole life is pretty interesting. He knows when people cheat him and from literature realizes that idiots are smarter than people think. He is raised by a protective widowed mother, attends a useless special school for "funny fellers," until a growth spurt at age 16 gets him recruited for high school football. When Coach Fellers sees how fast he is, Forrest becomes a halfback and makes the All State Football Team.

Chapter 2 opens with the award ceremony, through which Forrest needs to go to the bathroom. When handed his award, he can think only to say, "I got to pee." He attracts the attention of the famous Coach "Bear" Bryant, but his IQ is too low for college&mdash...

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