Charlie saw a boy dropped the dishes and laughed at him. Then he realised himself in the boy-be laughed at for being foolish. He changed his attitude and stood up for the boy.
Charlie met a new washdisher in a diner and found something famliar about him.
Then, clearing away the table behind Charlie, the boy dropped some dishes. He stood there, dazed and frightened. The whistles and catcalls from the customer confused him .
C'mon, do it again...
He's not so dumb. It's easier to break 'em than to wash 'em.
Knowing not being punished, his frightened expression disappeared.
I want to pick up the dishes and throw them. I want to smash their laughing faces.
Charlie felt sick inside as he looked at the boy's dull, vacuous smile and realized they are laughing because the boy was retarded .
Charlie stood up for the boy. Also, he wanted to express his hidden anger because before the opertion, Charlie was that boy- dumb and was laughed at. It's nothing wrong to be abnormal, they are still humans!
I Shut up! Leave him alone! He can't understand. He can't help what he is... but for God's sake, have some respect! He's a human being!
For a short time, I'd forgotten how people laughed at me. Unknowingly I joined them in laughing at myself. That hurts most of all.
Charlie Since this day, Charlie stopped this childish worrying about himself- his past and future. On the other hand, he studied more about improving human's intelligence. If this works, no one will be laughed at anymore.