Forrest Gump Characters

Forrest Gump Character List

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is the main character and narrator of Forrest Gump. He was born in 1944, the day of the Normandy landings in the World War II. Forrest was raised by his single mother, since his father was on a "vacation". He had a very low IQ, and a crooked spine. Because of his spine, he spent his time in a wheelchair or in braces as he grew up, and couldn't run before he grew older.

Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue

Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue was a character Forrest met during his time in the military. Bubba died during the Vietnam war. Bubba is autistic, and spends his time talking about shrimp business and all the meals one can make withs shrimp. Before Bubba died, Bubba and Forrest agreed to start a shrimp business.

Jenny Curran

Jenny Curran was the young best-friend of Forrest, wife and then late-wife of Mr. Gump, as she died of aids. Jenny lived close to Forrest with her abusive farmer father, who was both sexually and mentally abusive towards all his daughters. Forrest looked for Jenny for three years, before he received a letter from her telling him about their son, whom she called Forrest.

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