A mentally challenged man named Charlie Gordon had a surgery to improve his level of smartness, but the consequences were horrible. In the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes Charlie has abounding amount of abominable outcomes from the surgery. One effect of the surgery Charlie apprehended his social conflicts. Secondly, to help people overcome their mental illness, Charlie became the doctors experiment. Finally, Charlie comprehended that the operation had back failed once he became brilliant.
Flowers for Algernon Argumentative Essay In the short story, “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon made a disastrous mistake; proceeding with the operation to raise his IQ. The surgery backfired on Charlie in numerous ways. One of the reasons being, Charlie learned that who he thought were his close friends did not appreciate him. Charlie was the first human to ever be tested on; therefore it was bound to fail. Lastly, Charlie was not informed on all of the possible outcomes of the surgery, since he was obviously blindsided by his excitement.
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.
“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive Essay Did you know that people with mental disabilities have a much harder time getting a job, buying a house, owning a car, and living a normal life? In the story “Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a 37 old man suffering with disabilities, with an I.Q of 68. All Charlie wants is to be intelligent and to act normally in society. Charlie has the chance to undergo a surgery that will triple his current intelligence. That is why Charlie Gordon’s life is much better off having the A.I surgery than not having it.
Flowers for Charlie “Those who use others are stupid but those who are used are even more stupid” (Internet). Charlie Gordon, the main character in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, ended up being in worse condition after undergoing a surgical procedure that was supposed to heighten his intelligence. Furthermore, the scientists unfortunately did not use ethics or take enough care in treating Charlie causing his now worse condition to be their own fault. Their greed led them to abuse and take advantage of Charlie, a very gullible and persuadable because of his low intelligence, and their mistakes led Charlie to his death, the ultimate sacrifice. The choice of using Charlie Gordon in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, for an intelligence altering surgery was unethical and biased.
There was only one thing wrong with him-he was "mentally retarded." All Charlie wanted was to be smart, he had an IQ of 68. Charlie Gordon's doctors didn’t act ethically. Charlie Gordon's doctors did not act ethically because they didn’t tell Charlie any side effects of the surgery, Charlie ended up learning a major side effect of the surgery which he found out was death, he only found out because a Algernon who also was test died from the surgery. The doctors hadn't even been thought the Algernon's test before they started on Charlie they weren't thinking about Charlie because they were thinking about themselves.
Charlie, who is the main character in the film, was married to his wife Martha. Martha died, leaving Charlie to manage the family farm by himself as well as taking care of their 7 children. Charlie runs a farm with no slaves and this explains why he is against the war. When the film starts Matha has already passed away. One of the consequences that he experiences from war is that he has to give up his farm.
Pro-Operation Imagine having the intelligence of a kindergartener, and you have the chance to become a genius, but potentially only for a little bit. Would you take that risk? Charlie Gordon, the protagonist in author Daniel Keye’s, Flowers for Algernon made the right choice by undergoing a life changing operation. If Charlie did not have the surgery he would not have had a personal relationship with Miss Kinnian, he wouldn’t have experienced the real world, and science wouldn’t have progressed towards their research. If not for the operation Charlie wouldn’t have developed a personal relationship with Miss Kinnian.
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.
“I dont know why Im dumb agen or what I did wrong maybe its becaus I dint try hard enuff.” (Keyes, 85) In the story, “Flowers for Algernon” and man named Charlie Gordon doesn’t have the same opportunities as some people do today, he doesn’t know the feeling of getting a good grade on a test you studied hard for. Charlie has mental disabilities that makes it harder for him to learn, Charlie is 37 and his IQ is 68%. There’s something out there that has Charlie trying so hard to learn, Charlie wants to be “smart enough” to get an operation that will make him smarter, if only he knew the future causes that were soon to come. Charlie should not of had the operation because it only made things worse. The first reason why Charlie should of got the operation is because he only got worse.