Algernon And Awakenings

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It is better to try research and figure out something, and solve a problem, Rather than never try something and never find out if it works. In “Flowers for Algernon” and Awakenings, it Shows that it is ethical for doctors and other medical professionals to perform experimental surgery. The movie and the book also show that a chance of fixing a problem can give people a second chance in life even though it may be short. Those two It is worth it. The book and the move also show how a second chance may affect the person and everyone around them. It is ethical for doctors and other medical professionals to perform experimental surgery. It is ethical because if people never try something, you'll never find out if it works. In the text it states,…show more content…
It is also a good learning experiment. “Don't be sorry for me I'm glad I got a second chance to be smart, because I learned a lot of things that I never knew were in this world.” ( Keyes pg. 245). This is where charlie is giving his goodbye note. He is glad he got that second chance. He thought it was worth it. This shows that Charlie was happy about the surgery and that it worked, Even though it was for a short period. This also shows that those doctors can learn from this experiment, And do better next time. In Awakenings it shows that Leonard is happy when he wakes up and that the whole thing is worth it even though it was for a short time. In the movie Awakenings the part where he is sick and ask doctor Sayer to record this so that they can learn next time and show the people and fix it, Shows that Leonard was happy that he was put on el dopa fro Dr. Sayer and that gives him a second chance. And the second part shows that this is a learning experiment, because he wanted the world to know and fix this disease even though he is in pain. In both Awakenings and “Flowers for Algernon” it shows that the chance of fixing a problem can give people a second chance in life, even though it may be…show more content…
“I was shocked to learn that the only ancient languages he could read were Latin, Greek and Hebrew.” ( Keyes pg. 236)He gets on the doctor's nerves when he thinks he is smarter then the doctors. The Dr.’s get affected, when charlie is really smart and kinda being obnoxious.”Go away I don't want to see you. She cried and I cried too.” “I told her I didn't like her any more. And that I didn't want to be smart. That's not true. I still love her and I still want to be smart.” (Keyes pg. 243) Mrs. Kinnian was affected when Charlie sends her away so he doesn't hurt her anymore. Even though he still loves her. And the other students are effected when Charlies stands up for that kid with a disability. This effects Charlie's co-workers in the story when “Joe Carp came over and grabbed him by the shirt and said leave him alone you cracker.” (Keyes pg. 243) It affects Joe when he sees charlie getting bullied. This shows that all kind of people are being affected by charlie since the change or surgery has happened. Well Dr. Sayer is effected when Leonard starts to show signs that he is getting tick and El Dopa is no longer working. Same when Leonard starts el Dopa it's all happy. The nurses get affected. Same with The girl the Leonard likes. This shows that all kind of people are being affected by charlie after he is put on that medication. People are being both affected in happy and sad ways. This shows that both “flowers
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