Flowers for Algernon - Study Guide Progress Report 17 Summary & Analysis

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As Charlie deteriorates through the months of October and November, he has thoughts of suicide, but knows he has no right to deny the other Charlie his existence. He becomes increasingly angry, blowing up at Burt and Dr. Strauss, and fighting with his neighbors. Fay is afraid of him and tells him to stay away from her.

In a therapy session with Dr. Strauss in early October, Charlie tries to explain the visions, or hallucinations, he has been having. As he talks, he feels the familiar cold tingling, and then he is out of his body, drifting upwards over the planet. He feels the atoms of his body hurtling away from each other, but the old Charlie is pulling him back. The old Charlie is afraid of dying, and Charlie waits as his spirit shrinks back to earthly dimensions. Then he is shrinking into a...

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