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  • Forrest Gump: Forrest in Vietnam

    American History → Vietnam War → Jungle Warfare
    Geography → Vietnam → Climate
    Geography → Vietnam → Terrain
    History → Cold War → Vietnam War
    Forrest tells the story of his time serving in the Vietnam War. He and his unit were searching for the Viet Cong, nicknamed "Charlie," and needed to be cautious of ambushes and other attacks. As Forrest tells his story, he describes the climate and terrain of the country.

  • Forrest Gump: Stupid is as Stupid Does

    Language Arts → Literary Devices → Aphorism
    Forrest introduces himself to Bubba's family and pays his respect to Bubba after the war. When talking to others, Forrest is asked multiple times if he is stupid, and each time he replies, "stupid is as stupid does."

  • Forrest Gump: Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates

    Language Arts → Literary Devices → Simile
    Language Arts → Figurative Language → Simile
    Language Arts → Literary Devices → Hyperbole
    Language Arts → Literary Devices → Aphorism
    Forrest introduces himself to a stranger after she sits down next to him on a park bench. He offers her chocolate and tells her about his mama.

  • Forrest Gump: Shrimp Passion

    Lifestyle → Passion → Interest
    English → Literary Devices → Asyndeton
    While in army training, Forrest meets Bubba, who has a passion for shrimp. Bubba's passion for shrimp is evident, as he talks about shrimp all the time and knows quite a lot about it.

  • Forrest Gump: Forrest Has to Pee

    Science → Biology → Homeostasis
    Forrest gets invited to meet President John F. Kennedy at the White House because he's an All-American football player. He describes the perks of the event and drinks a lot of Dr. Pepper. When it's his turn to meet the President, he says that he has to pee.