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Unformatted text preview: This narrative follows Forrest from the 1950s to the 1980s through his life where he is thrusted into situations that are particular to the period but his mind stays consistently on a school friend Jenny. This adaptation of the novel provides a different story than its counterpart by allowing Forrest to be more innocent and vulnerable it allows us to like the main character. In the novel, Forrest cussed and was in and out of jail on different occasions, while the film portrays a more innocent character that is stumbling through life seemingly and presented with several opportunities along the way. The approach the novel takes to develop the character is in stark contrast to the film in this way and many others. Another of which is the situations the characters find themselves caught up in. The novel is on the border of being ridiculous providing unlikely situations that Forrest finds himself....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course ECET 220 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Austin.
- Spring '11