He wears glasses but only for watching T.V. and movies. Charlie has a great motive because all he wants is to be smart for example, "After the operashun I'm gonna try to be smart. I'm gonna try awful hard. (p.11)". Charlie, being intellectually disabled, doesn't understand things, making him constantly happy. This is because he doesn't think about life. Charlie gets bullied but thinks they're being nice to him when they do things like "He really pulled a Charlie Gordon that time. I don't know why they say it but they always laff and I laff too. (p.23)". After the operation, he had a different outlook on life. He wanted to become smart so that he could talk with his coworkers about intelligent things like politics. Although, the operation made him too smart. His way of thinking was based on facts and intelligence, rather than emotion, feelings and instinct. Charlie was a genius and they weren't. He didn't know how to control his emotion because he never knew he had them, often making him go into depression and be
Charlie was a man that did not know how to stand up for himself. He allowed his peers to bully him, and treat him like he is worthless. Charlie thinks that if he allows people to laugh at him, and tease him, they will become his friend. He thinks “Its easy to make frends if you let
Charlie’s friends even take advantage of how nice he is. They always make him the root of their jokes. When Charlie asks a barber shop owner to move his illegally parked car, the owner laughs at him and just throws him the keys to the car and tells him to move it himself. The whole town takes advantage of Charlie though, not only his friends. In the supermarket a woman asks to cut in front of him inline and then ends up having a cart full of groceries. This is Charlies breaking point. He starts tensing up, you can tell something is happening. All of a sudden he starts talking in a different voice, and finds vagaclean in the woman’s cart that cut in front of him. So to take his anger out on her he gets on the store microphone and announces she has vagaclean in her cart. We learn this new personalities name when he is drowning a young girl in the water fountain who disobeyed him earlier. When the girl says she is going to tell her father on him, he announces that he is Hank. After this change in personality he starts going
The film “It’s a Girl” is about gendercide in India and China. Gendercide is when cultures either abort, kill, abandon, or neglect girls because of preferences to have sons. Cultures where this is common favor males over females because males bring strength and wealth to the family or provide care for their elderly parents. Boys also take the family name and pass it on to their children. Another reason that males are favored is because of marriage traditions. A marriage tradition called dowry is where the bride’s family pays the groom’s family in property and other wealth. Families do not want to have daughters because they will lose their wealth and their little girl to the husband’s family. India and China are both countries where gendercide is a widespread problem and they both have different policies and cultures that attribute to gendercide. India’s culture attributes to gendercide and the government does have laws in place to prevent it, but the laws are not enforced. However, China has the One-Child policy which is the reason for gendercide in the country.
So Charlie takes Raymond back to LA with him, on the way from Ohio to LA Charlie somehow changes his attitude towards his brother Raymond and in the end he wants to take care of him. At the end Charlie realizes that he can't care for Raymond because of his Autism, but he still cares deeply for Raymond and vows to visit often.
Eventually, Mary Elizabeth forgives him. It is about time for Sam, Patrick, and his sister to graduate and for his favorite teacher to leave. Charlie starts to wonder how he will cope with the loss of his friends yet again. Then, he learns of the hidden horrors of his childhood and becomes indisposed with the knowledge of his molestation. Charlie is sent to a hospital where he gets help in rediscovering who he is. Following his release, Charlie is much better at creating relationships and is more hopeful for the
Well, his mom is very strict and treats Charlie unfairly. His father stays out of the conversations Charlie has with his mom, so he is no help. So Charlie went to the library to read, and his mom spazzed at him. “Before I can close the front door, my mother has slapped me. Hard and sharp. Much like Mrs. Wishart, but with considerably more venom. It stings for a long time. I touch my face, shocked”(Silver 94). She full on slapped Charlie in the face, for going to the library! Her excuse was that there is a killer on the loose, but no one knows that for sure. It's what comes after this that showed Charlie’s courage. “Go to your room! She screams. I can’t! There's a wasp in there. What? There's a wasp in there! That's why I couldn't get changed! I don't care! She yells, pointing toward the back of the house. Well, that's been patently obvious for some time! Excuse me? She leaned in, aggressive, speaking through her gritted teeth. Goddamnit! I yell. I'll go and bloody get stung”(Silver 96)! Charlie knows that his mother is treating him unfairly, and he decides to talk back to his mother, trying to defend his case. He even swears at her. He stood up for himself and left his mother stunned. She has treated him unfairly most of her life, so it was about time she got a taste of her own
When Charlie was intelligent he often got irritated at the doctors because they weren’t as smart as him. He had also dealt with a lot of emotion with Miss Kinnian, Charlie was in love with Miss Kinnian. When he regressed, he was embarrassed to see her because he thought she would think he was dumb. When Charlie was at a diner, he saw a kid with disabilities, and everyone was laughing at him and so was Charlie. He was upset with himself that he laughed at him because that kid was him before he had the surgery to make him smart.
If this story was a narrative, there would be more thoughts of Charlie’s in each situation. As he closes the day or, writes about a previous day, it is impossible to record all his thoughts; to add to this, he knows that others will be reading it and has admitted that it is hard for him to openly admit everything (Keyes 59). Although these are rather minor problems, each affects the story in small ways. The story is so focused on Charlie and he doesn’t know everyone’s stories that it causes him to be blindsided and not understand why a character acts the way they do. This is most prevalent when Burt tells Charlie about Professor Nemur wife’s character (Keyes 152). At this point, Charlie learns that Nemur’s wife has a lot of control over his career and without her, he wouldn’t be where he is now. Other details, like these, would help add to the story to give a more complete view of each character.
6.After the fight between Charlie’s sister and brother, what did his dad asked Charlie to do?
Charles got a job at the newspaper warehouse, but he wasn’t a good employee. His boss and co-workers believed he was stupid. He would fail to complete even the simplest of tasks. He made barely enough to pay rent, and sometimes it wasn’t even enough for that. When rent wasn’t in on time, his landlord would lock him out. The one reason he chose that job was because he worked right next to Caril’s school, and he could see her as soon as she got out every day.
Charlie is a car salesman whose business is going down hill. Charlie and his girlfriend are on their way to Palm Springs when Charlie gets a call from his friend and co-worker. He tells him that his fathers'
Cheever’s purpose was to tell a cautionary tale about meeting people placed on pedestals, but also explores themes of identity, disappointment, and estrangement, which is all accomplished through character interaction. Due to his parents divorced three years ago, Charlie had almost no relationship with his father, thus he initially views him as a stranger. Charlie's initial excitement over meeting with his father again is quickly tempered down when his father takes him several restaurants for lunch and is incredibly impertinent to the staff at every single restaurant instead of attempting to make a connection with his son. His only attempt at conversation with him was to “cross question[ him] about the baseball season”, it appears though Charlie had no part in bringing up the subject.
Charlie and his wife lived in Paris during the twenties, and just as any other night they were out drinking and having fun. They get into a fight witch results in his wife, Helen, kissing another man. Charlie storms home, and an hour later when Helen has stumbled herself home, Charlie locks her out of their apartment and she dies soon after. Charlie has a breakdown and is institutionalized right before he looses all his money in the stock market crash of 1929. As the story opens three years later Charlie is back in Paris, sober, determined to get custody over his daughter, Honoria, who lives with Helens sister, Marion.