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Comparing The Movie "Awakenings" With The Book "Charlie"

878 words - 4 pages

The movie "Awakenings" Is about a boy who slowly slows down until his brain is oblivious to his surroundings. The book "Charlie" Is about a mentally challenged man who undergoes a surgery to make his intelligence increase to the norm, except it increases to the point of brilliancy. Both Charlie and Leonard learned to appreciate the smaller things in life as a result of what they went threw. The intelligence that Charlie obtained and Leonard's eyes being opened to the world were a result of an experiment, and both lasted but a short time despite the struggle to keep what they had. After watching the movie and book it is easy to see that, though there are some similarities, Leonard and Charlie are extremely different.Leonard, for thirty years of his life, was cut off from the world, unaware that it existed, unaware that he existed, and like a plant he was insentient. He contracted the disease when he was a boy of about 9 years old, and went to the state of insentiency. He realizes this when he awakens, and glances at the picture that the doctor had taken of him, he ran to the mirror to find that he had aged. Though Charlie was not "normal," he had feelings, knew he was alive, he could interact with the people around him. He worked at a donut shop where he swept and cleaned, and liked to spend time joking around with his coworkers, looking around the corner to see if it was raining. Charlie, though he may not have understood what was going on around him, remembered events and how he was treated after the surgery, and began to comprehend what had went on when he was mentally disabled.Mother relationships were yet another thing were the two differ. Charlie had his mother always wishing he were normal, not loving him for the way he was. She was hostile towards him when he didn't understand and chased him with knife after he looked threw the keyhole and saw his sister naked. On the other hand, Leonard grew up with his mother caring for him, loving him, and being there for him. Though she too put him in a mental institute, she acted out of love, not hate. Every day she went and saw him and cared for him, brushed his hair, and tucked him in and said goodnight. She only wanted the best for her child, while Rose could care less.Charlie's doctors, Strauss and Nemur, didn't really care for Charlie, they saw him as an experiment, not as a person with feelings. They felt the...

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