The Role Of Charlie In The Rorschach

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While Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. It is the language of science that is the key factor in contributing to the freedom of his thoughts, which raises his status high above others in society.
Firstly, while Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. There are many instances throughout this story when Charlie was disrespected by others just because he had mental disabilities. For instance, at one point of this story he was asked to take the “Rorschach” (Keyes 5) test, but he just simply couldn’t use any scientific words to
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Charlie had finally became and is considered as a genius. When he was asked to do the “Rorschach” (Keyes 18) test again, “[he] was scared to death” (Keyes 18). But when he actually tried it out, it was as easy as ripping a piece of paper! He evidently said that “one of them looked like a pair of bats tugging at something. Another one looked like two men fencing with swords.” (Keyes 19). This shows a huge increase of knowledge from Charlie. But as the story goes on, we see Charlie himself drastically changing. There is a decrease mistakes in grammar and more sophisticated language is used. Which was caused by his desperate to be intelligent that illustrates how he perseveres through the whole experiment. Last time he did this the Rorschach test, “[he had] pretend[ed] a fowntan pen with ink leeking all over a table cloth.”(Keyes 6) As the effect of the experiment reached to it’s peak, Charlie’s use of scientific words is increasing which is causing no more grammatical or language usage mistakes. For a man who is 37 years old, learning and remembering things would be pretty hard. But Charlie Gordon is a man who never gives up, and is forever willing to do anything that makes himself in a good social status. In addition, he was very strict with himself himself when he was “trying to cram a lifetime of research and thought into a few weeks” (Keyes 28). Thanks to the successful experiment on Charlie, he wasn’t disrespected anymore. There were no more “what are you trying to be a Charlie Gordon” (Keyes 11) anymore. As a matter of fact, “it’s a good thing about finding out how everybody laughs at [him],” (Keyes
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