"I think from the beginning I had the feeling that she was an unreachable genius-and very, very old. Now, every time I see her she grows younger and more lovely". pg 294
They couldn't be together because Charlie always saw Mrs. Kinian as just a teacher.
They love each other and everything ends up fine ...Until he starts getting dumb.
In the resolution he decides to leave town and start over because once he's dumb again he wont see her the way he did when he was smarter.
In the beginning Mrs. Kinnian is Charlies teacher and he only sees her as that
In the middle he gets smarter and realizes how beautiful she is and has growing feelings for her.
His friends at the factory always made fun of him, when he was clueless of it. They said "you pulled a Charlie Gordon" when someone screwed up
you really pulled a Charlie Gordon right there.
"Sometimes they will say hey look at Joe, or frank or George he really pulled a Charlie Gordon there" pg 289
When Charlie got smart and could actually defend himself the workers got scared and annoyed so they voted to fire him.
"The first I knew of it was when Mr. Donnegan showed me the petition.Eight hundred and forty names, everyone connected with the factory, except Fanny Girden. Scanning the list quickly once that hers was the only missing name. All the rest demanded that I be fired." pg 296
sorry, you have to leave..Everyone is complaining about you
The beginning starts as charlies "Friends" picking on him and treating him like trash
For the resolution he knows that he isn't friends with those people but he still has people who care for him.
In the middle Charlie gets smart and ends up roasting them and treating THEM dumb