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Forrest Gump

  • 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.
  1. 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.”
  2. If you think about the way Jenny's life turn out, how would you say that her father's abuse has affected her life?
  3. 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.”
  4. 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?
  5. 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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