Winston Groom - Forrest Gump
The story takes place in America in the 60´s. Forrest as a child is not popular among his schoolmates and everybody thinks he is an idiot. Only Jenny Curran understands him. Although he wears a special walk-helping apparatus, he becomes a good footballer.
As adult he grows up he has to take part in the Vietnam where another soldier Buba, which he already had known from university, becomes his best friend.They plan to start off the in the shrimp buisness when the war is over. Forrest is courageos,safes the life’s of soliers but unfortunately Buba dies and he can’t make his dream come true .Forrest comes back home and receives a medal for being brave in war from President Kennedy.After a while Forrest becomes a very good ping pong player and during a national tournament in red china he saves the life of a famous chinese politican.Back to America he meets his old friend Jenny again and Forrest joins her band playing the harmonica and they start to live together. Until when they participate in a protest march against the war in Vietnam.In reference to this, Forrest takes part in a Nasa space programm.Having returned from the jungle,because his spaceship crashed, he continued his life as a wrestiling star and finally met Jenny Curran one more time again. Unfortunately they brake up and after a small journey, on which Forrest plays in a chess tournament and gets a part in a hoollywood- production., Forrest starts a succesful fish business.
At the end of the book Forrest meets Jenny again with a little boy who is his son but the boy doesn´t know about it. Forrest understands because nobody wants to have an idiot as father.
He was named after the great civil war hero Nathan Bedford Forrest who also
startet the Ku Klux Klan.Forrest is mentally regarderd and so called an “idiot”. His mother brings him up but everything Forrest starts to ac