Flowers for Algernon Progress Report 3
When Professor Nemur asks Charlie why he tries so hard to learn, Charlie explains, "...all my life I wantid to be smart and not dumb and my mom always tolld me to try and lern just like Miss Kinnian tells me but its very hard to be smart and even when I lern something in Miss Kinnians class at the school I ferget alot." PR 3, pg. 3 Charlie wants to take part in the experimental operation, even though it has never been tested on humans and may be dangerous. The doctors need permission from Charlie's relatives, but apart from his deceased uncle Herman, Charlie has not spoken to his mother, father, nor sister Norma for many years. Tired of writing, Charlie hopes he will not have to make many more progress reports. The hard work of writing has caused Charlie to lose sleep, and has interfered with his work at Donner's Bakery.