This is a modified version of: Marika Hevosmaa, Lundåkerskolans högstadium, Gislaved – www.lektion.se
- Forrest needs leg braces as a child and runs across the country as an adult.
- Forrest is portrayed as a man with an IQ below the average, but with an amazing ability to be in the right place at the right time.
- In the film we learn that Jenny has had a very difficult childhood.
- In the scene where Jenny sees the house she grew up, she gets very upset and angry. Explain why she is so angry. Also, how would you explain Forrest's words: “Sometimes, I guess here just aren't enough rocks.”
- If you think about the way Jenny's life turn out, how would you say that her father's abuse has affected her life?
- Forrest is often regarded as being a stupid person. But he himself makes a very clear distinction between two definitions of stupid. Explain what Forrest means by saying: “Stupid is as stupid does.”
- In the film, a lot of people start following Forrest when he's running across the country. Why do you think they are doing that? Can you draw parallels to similar phenomena in society?
- In Forrest Gump, the author Winston Groom rewrites the American dream: anyone can succeed - even an absolute idiot. What is the American dream? What is it that Forrest manages to achieve?
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