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It takes a special kind of person to be a special education teacher They have to be caring patient and understanding People who take up this responsibility by helping these kind of people show that there are still good and selfless people out there in the world The character Alice Kinnian in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is one of these people She not only cares for Charlie and sees him as a person before the operation but continues on loving him even after he is way above her intellectual level Through her caring and selflessness Charlie is shown not only a new world of knowledge after the operation but also of emotion Before the operation Ms Kinnian taught Charlie in night school along with other mentally challenged adults Alice Kinnian notices and admires Charlies enthusiasm for learning Even Charlie noticed Burt kept saying Alice Kinnian feels he has an overwhel desir to lern He acktually beggd to be used And thats true because I wantid to be smart Keyes 10 Since Ms Kinnian has been there since the beginning she might have the biggest influence on what Charlie does and says At this stage he is very dependent on her to learn after his operation She also gives him words of encouragement and praise which makes Charlie attracted to her because he doesnt get that attention from anybody else As Charlie progresses through his intelligence he always sees Ms Kinnian as a sign of warmth and comfort which attracts him because all he has spent time at is the cold lab which is frustrating and confusing He can go to Alice for a break and to talk out his problems Ms Kinnian is mostly confused throughout this stage of his intelligence because she doesnt know what is appropriate or not Through her original caring and concern for Charlie she finds herself in love with him As the story progresses Charlie discovers the emotion
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