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Winston Groom - Forrest Gump summary The story takes place in America in the 60s 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 friendThey plan to start off the in the shrimp buisness when the war is over Forrest is courageossafes the lifes of soliers but unfortunately Buba dies and he cant make his dream come true Forrest comes back home and receives a medal for being brave in war from President KennedyAfter 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 politicanBack 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 VietnamIn reference to this Forrest takes part in a Nasa space programmHaving returned from the junglebecause 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 doesnt know about it Forrest understands because nobody wants to have an idiot as father main characters Forrest Gump He was named after the great civil war hero Nathan Bedford Forrest who also startet the Ku Klux KlanForrest is mentally regarderd and so called
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