How does Charlie get his new job?

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He proves that he can work the mixing
machine
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He wants his old job back
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He is familiar with his old job and feels
uncomfortable in his new position
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Punctuation
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He uses commas excessively
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He reads a book on punctuation
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He can learn quickly by reading a book
Charlie’s co-workers
 Befriend Charlie to make fun of him
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They get him drunk and force him to
dance
 The guys get in a circle and trip him
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Grammar corrections
 Memories
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Kids gang up on him
 Charlie runs back to the bakery
 The guys at the bakery are as mean as
the children on the street
 Charlie goes to the back of the bakery
and someone there kicks his legs out
from under him
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He knows that they can be cruel
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Harriet and a valentine
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A locket
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He never got the locket back
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His memory is improving
Fencers
 A pair of bats
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He is aware that people are reading
them
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He is able to see images in the ink which
shows that he is getting smarter
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He makes them go faster
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Make the rolls
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He sets Charlie up so that he fails
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He cannot remember the steps
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He is upset and embarrassed
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It indicates that something will go wrong
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He asks out Alice Kinnian
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He is beginning to see women sexually
Intelligent
 Talk about politics and religion
 Are from the university
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Respect Charlie
 Listen to Charlie
 Speak with Charlie not at him
 Do not embarrass Charlie
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His mother
Wants Charlie to be normal
 Is in denial
 Has brown hair
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Mother – is in denial; believes Charlie is
normal
 Father – is more accepting of Charlie’s
condition; will not stand up to Rose
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Mother – might make him take on
challenges he is not capable of handling
 Father – might understand his condition
and understand when people are being
cruel
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We realize Charlie may not be aware of
his condition
 He may be more trusting of people
because he thinks he is normal
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Charlie realizes he loves Alice
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He sees women as more than just friends
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He associates love with blood and abuse
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Gimpy is stealing money
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Charlie confronts Gimpy and asks him
what he would hypothetically do in this
situation
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He has to figure out the right thing to do
They go to Central Park
 When things get physical between
Charlie and Alice, Charlie sees young
Charlie watching them
 Charlie is paranoid
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Charlie’s co-workers feel uncomfortable
and have signed a petition asking to
have him fired
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He concludes the men are jealous
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She says it doesn’t have to do with him
A middle-aged woman exposed herself
to Charlie during a bakery delivery
 Then his mother yelling at him for thinking
of girls in a sexual way
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He realizes that professors are not
necessarily “intellectual giants”

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