Forrest Gump - Chapters 15-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15-16 Summary

Chapter 15 sees the astronauts planting acres of cotton for weeks. Sue's life is spared to help with the labor. Sam spends evenings teaching Forrest to play chess and gets angry when Forrest regularly wins. Forrest realizes that if he loses, Sam will let them be eaten. Fritch gets raped in the bushes but seems not to mind and moves in with Grurck. Over the years, Forrest and Sue learn to communicate and Sue tells his sad story of being in a carnival show with Doris, a lovely orangutan. He misses Doris as Forrest misses Jenny.

The cotton harvest is immense and Sam prepares for an auction. Forrest is close to losing his first game to Sam when he uses having to pee as an excuse for stepping away. He gathers Fritch, Grurck, and Sam to run, but Sam heads them off...

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