Flowers for Algernon - Progress Report 14 Summary & Analysis

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Progress Report 14 Summary

The escape hits the papers the next day. Charlie finds an article about his mother and sister, who request any information on his whereabouts. In the article, Norma says she had thought her brother was dead until her permission was requested for the surgery. There is a picture of Norma and Rose, sitting together on the couch. Norma looks like their mother, and although Charlie can see his mother's face clearly in the picture, it is obscured for him by the haze of memories. He recalls lying in bed one night, filled with an instinctive fear as his parents argued in the other room. His mother wanted him sent away so Norma could have a normal life. Remembering, Charlie hates his mother. He never knew what to expect from her. He wanted comfort but was afraid of being slapped. Once his sister was born, her...

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