Forrest Gump Hump

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Chapter 3: How realistic was the Vietnam war in the movie? One major event that happened in the movie was the Vietnam war, after graduating, Forrest volunteered for the United States Army, where he befriended former shrimp fisherman Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue, and they agreed to go into the shrimping business together once they end their service. Once they had arrived in Vietnam, they are assigned to First Lieutenant Dan Taylor. One day while on patrol their platoon is ambushed. Forrest carried several wounded soldiers to safety including Lieutenant Dan and his friend Bubba, but Bubba was severely wounded and died shortly thereafter. Forrest himself is also wounded in the buttocks and Lieutenant Dan, who has had both of his legs amputated due to his injuries, is furious…show more content…
History, and many soldiers didn’t even know what they were fighting for. However, the movie was correct when they mentioned the heavy rains in Vietnam. There were indeed lots of ambushes too, like the one in the film that Forrest Gump is a part of. The word “humping” is mentioned in the movie, and this was actually a very common word that was used in the war, and meant “to walk or march”. Forrest Gump alone in one ambush had to save about 8 of his fellow soldiers because of injuries. Since there were a lot of ambushes and fights, it’s easy to see how easily the death rate could rise. Also a lot of people received the medal of Honour for fighting for the United stated in the Vietnam war, and so did Forrest. I personally think they did a great job in making these scenes, because it really shows a few things that were really part of the war and although they did let the war appear as not so serious, I do not think that this is really a bad thing because the movie’s purpose isn’t to show how serious the war was, it just a small part compared to the whole

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