Forrest Gump - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3-4 Summary

Chapter 3 brings Forrest to the University of Alabama, where he briefly rooms in the "Ape Dorm" with crazy Curtis before settling into the basement. Football practice is grueling and Forrest is homesick. He is signed up for football player-friendly courses that go better than expected. Given the ball and told to run, Forrest scores four touchdowns in the opening game but is not invited to after-game parties. He meets Bubba, also alone, who lets him play his harmonica. Forrest also runs into Jenny, who invites him to hear her folk music group play.

In Chapter 4 Forrest learns to catch passes as a "secret weapon." Listening to Jenny's group play, he pulls out his harmonica without thinking and is invited to join. After a physical examination, Dr. Mills presents Forrest to medical students as an "idiot savant," but they are disappointed when...

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