Charlie is not able to comprehend things like other people in his age group also. Charlie works at a factory with his friends making bread. If Charlie could have any chance of becoming smarter he would take it in a heartbeat, and that’s exactly what he did. When Charlie begins to gain more intelligence, more than an average person, he learns that intelligence won’t solve everything. Charlie can’t choose if he is smart or not, it’s not his decision he finds out later in the book.
He lost the race and kept losing and had become angry. In the movie Charlie races algernon and becomes very upset due to him losing constantly. In the text Charlie takes classes in Mrs. Kinnean’s class. In the movie Charlie takes the same class with the same people everyday and his teacher is Mrs. Kinnean. In the text Charlie becomes smart at a fast rate and started losing friends because of it.
While Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. It is the language of science that is the key factor in contributing to the freedom of his thoughts, which raises his status high above others in society. Firstly, while Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. There are many instances throughout this story when Charlie was disrespected by others just because he had mental disabilities. For instance, at one point of this story he was asked to take the “Rorschach” (Keyes 5) test, but he just simply couldn’t use any scientific words to
I'm exhausted. I'm not filling it back in”’ (104). In the end she left them to go and be spoiled by her parents in the city. But the real reason she left was because she lost her nasty grip on them. Lastly Charlie showed courage by stealing some of Mad Jack Lionel’s peaches.
Charlie Gordon, a mentally dull adult wants to be chosen for an operation that would triple his I.Q, because, as he says on page 2, “I told them because all my life I wanted to be smart and not dumb. But it's very hard to be smart.”Charlie wants to push himself to go further, for all his life he has been considered inferior and pushed around, although sometimes his low levels of intelligence meant he couldn't understand the --- nature of many of the people around him. All the while, he pushed the limits of his intelligence, never able to be as smart as an average person in the world. Starting at the beginning of the story, Charlie leads a life, though most likely not seen so by the rest of society, of content, one almost of blissfulness in his ignorance. Inferior is how the rest of the world and people around him see Charlie, simply due to his lack of intelligence, however, when Charlie starts to become smarter, another feeling creeps into their hearts.
Later Algernon died. Charlie pondered of the idea the same may happen to himself. He later discovered the Algernon-Gordon effect. It’s were you get brain stimulators and increases your brain activity, but once you reach your peak, you slowly regress like Algernon and eventually pass away. The book never says what happened to Charlie, all it said was he was leaving (running away) because he didn’t want everyone to watch him die, a slow and scary death.
That is why Charlie Gordon’s life is much better off having the A.I surgery than not having it. He obtained new feelings he hasn’t experienced before, made important science discoveries, and increased intelligence. Before Charlie had the A.I surgery he had limited emotions and not able to act normally, but after the surgery Charlie is able the feel new emotions like love and anger. “I’m in love with Miss Kinnian.’’ (Keyes pg 234) This shows that Charlie is able to love and feel emotions he wouldn’t have had if he didn’t take the A.I surgery. Therefore it is right for Charlie to have the surgery so he can experience these emotions.
No matter what his IQ was, Charlie’s coworkers never appreciated him for who he was. On March 25th, a couple of days after the surgery, Charlie was writing about his “friends”. He wrote, “Sometimes somebody will say hey at Joe or Frank or George he really pulled a Charlie Gordon. I dont know why they that but they always laff.” (Keyes 354) Charlie’s pursuit of intelligence was an attempt to become as smart as his coworkers and friends. Because the author, Daniel Keyes, uses the journal format, it allows the reader to understand concepts that the main character doesn’t.
Charlie Gordon is a man with hopes to be smart. Since he has a mental disability he is not able to be what he wants to be. Soon he goes through many task than goes into a operation. This operation will make his IQ better ythan ever before. His dream then slowly starts to deteriorate.