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Forrest Gump: The Myth of America

The story of Forrest Gump is a myth of 20th-century America. Like any good myth, it filters historical facts through allegory, creating a symbolic journey that helps us make sense of a complicated era. So, what does Forrest Gump has to say about us -- and our national identity?


Forrest Gump Explained: What the Feather Means

What's the deal with the feather in Forrest Gump? What does it actually mean? Here's our take on how the Robert Zemeckis/Tom Hanks classic -- celebrating its 25th anniversary -- is still teaching us a lesson about our destiny, about the random and the divine -- through that little white, floating feather.