Forrest Gump - Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

Winston Groom
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Chapters 13-14 Summary

In Chapter 13, the crush of acceleration reminds Forrest of his daddy's death. Once weightless, Fritch lets them unbuckle and orders Forrest to fetch bananas to placate the ape while she radios home. She is told not to let the mistake go public. When not asleep, Fritch bitches about one thing or another, while Sue demands attention but is calmed by the harmonica. The ape lusts after Fritch and finally catches her. Feeling sorry for Sue being strapped in for two days with no bathroom break, Forrest lets him pee in a bottle, which Sue then throws at Fritch before ripping up the control panel. The astronauts are tossed like corks and the capsule begins an emergency reentry in the South Pacific. Sue activates the parachute, saving their lives. Fritch radios that they are in Borneo (actually New Guinea), surrounded by natives...

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