Forrest Gump - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-20 Summary

In Chapter 19 Mike explains that because The Turd has seniority, Forrest must lose the match and remember that it is just a show. The Turd is playing to the crowd when Forrest enters the ring. Forrest sidesteps a charge, sending The Turd into the crowd. He returns angry, attacking Forrest for real with a folding chair and slamming his head into the floor. Dan screams at the referee but Mike restrains him. Between rounds, Mike reminds Forrest that he gets $500 to lose. Jenny looks upset and embarrassed. The Turd hurts him again, but Forrest allows himself to be pinned. Jenny and Dan weep over him and he feels humiliated. During the ride home, Jenny wants Forrest to quit, but Mike offers a raise and a guaranteed win. The crowds love Forrest through a series of victories. He receives fan mail and...

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