An Analysis Of Charlie Gordon's Flowers For Algernon

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If you had one chance in life to get an operation that triples your intelligence would you do it? Charlie Gordon took his chances and got the operation done. Charlie is better off before the operation rather than after. There are many reasons why he is better off before the operation in the short story Flowers for Algernon, but the three most important ones are because his intelligence is higher at the very beginning than in the end, his relationships with his friends get worse as he becomes more intelligent and if he hadn’t had the operation then maybe he would still have a job.

The first reason why Charlie was better off without the operation is because of his intelligence. His intelligence had increased by the day after the operation,

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