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Charlie Gordon has gone through many problems in his life that many people may not experience given normal situations Charlies problems started off even before he had his operation After his operation he faced new and different problems in his life But was this all really worth it Even though Charlies problems escalated after the experiment and in the end the effects did not last Charlie was better off having had the operation Firstly Charlie had many problems before his operation that were common to those of other mentally challenged people He didnt have the ability to read or write anything besides basic things limiting many of the choices he could make in life He also was not able to comprehend or experience the right emotions at the right times which when partnered with his low level of intelligence led to him not fully understanding what was going on around him For example people around Charlie always poked fun at the fact that he was mentally challenged This most often occurred at his job where the other workers would often say that someone had pulled a Charlie Gordon when they screwed something up It wasnt until after his operation that Charlie realized what this really meant Another one of Charlies problems even though he didnt realize it at the time because he didnt have a good long term memory was that he didnt know where his family was and what they were doing However if he would have found his family when he was mentally challenged they probably wouldnt have supported him much especially his mother because that was why he was given up Positive relationships with family are very important for anyone to have which is why that is a problem After Charlies operation many of his old problems were replaced with new problems Over time Charlie learned a lot and became very intelligent However his emotional and social abilities did not increase at
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