At the beginning of the novel, Charlie Gordon sees Alice Kinnian as just his teacher but over time he begins to develop romantic feelings for her. Before the operation it is Miss Kinnian who suggests the experiment to Charlie seeing that he is eager to learn. She is one of the only people who is concerned about him and wants to help him achieve his dream. Once Charlie 's intelligence starts increasing, he starts developing feelings for Alice and along the way falls in love with her. However, the old Charlie that is in his mind does not let him have sexual thoughts about her and make love to her: “ ‘I l...
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...Kinnian and does not refer to her as only his teacher anymore. Fay Lillman, who is the complete opposite of Alice goes out drinking and dancing with Charlie frequently; they become more intimately closer as Charlie’s intelligence increases. However, their relationship falters and Fay leaves him when he starts acting very differently around her. Charlie 's mother wants to help him fit in, her only wish at first is to have a normal child; therefore, she tries to change him. When Norma, her normal child is born, she does not care about Charlie anymore and tries to get rid of him. Charlie 's relationship with these three characters changes immensely as his intelligence increases and decreases. As life goes on, one will gain and lose friends, as well as family members. The circumstances in which people find themselves can change and evolve one’s relationships with others.
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