Flowers for Algernon

What memory comes up in this entry? What previous learning deficiency does it reveal?

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The Memory:

"Thinking about it makes me remember the time I fell asleep standing up and

Frank kicked my legs out from under me. The warm sweet smell, the white walls, the roar of the oven when Frank opens the door to shift the loaves. Suddenly falling... twisting ..everything out from under me and my head

cracking against the wall."

"He wants to please Gimpy, but there is something about the words learn and teach, something to remember about being punished severely, but he doesn't recall what it is-only a thin white hand upraised, hitting him to make him learn something he couldn't understand."

Charlie is unable to remember processes and order at this point, but the ability is returning.


Flowers for Algernon