Charlie's Monument An Allegory of Love Author:Blaine M. Yorgason Charlie was born with only one arm, a twisted back, and badly deformed legs. He was orphaned while yet a boy. The tauntings of childhood peers drove him away from school. Adults scorned and ridiculed him. Yet Charlie was determined that his life would stand for something, that he would not pass away unknown. — Charlie left... more » a monument to the world, not only a tangible, physical monument, but a more lasting, spiritual one as well. This book is the story of that monument.
Charlie's Monument has been subtitled "An Allegory of Love," and it is indeed that. An allegory expresses truths or generalizations about life by means of symbolic fictional figures. Charlie is such a figure. Readers will struggle with him from his first rejections by his childhood playmates through his attempts to overcome the prejudice and pettiness of adult society. Through it all the reader will glean the many powerful lessons about life and love which this allegory teaches. Its deep, significant messages will make a long-lasting impression on the life of every reader. « less