The book "Flowers Of Algernon" by Daniel Keyes is a science fiction short story based on a man named Charlie, who has a learning disadvantage. He gets a chance to mend himself by getting surgery. The surgery was a dangerous idea which leads to his death. Charlie was better off before the surgery because it changed Charlie's life by making him a miserable and grievous person. One of the reasons Charlie felt this way was because the knowledge he obtained from the surgery was short-term.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie should not have been subject to the experimental surgery in Daniel Keyes’s “Flowers for Algernon.” The operation had many cruel side effects to an isolated social reject with a below-average IQ. Because of his impaired cognitive abilities, Charlie had to face substantial, tangible societal conflicts. Not only did he have disaccord with society, he was used as an experiment; Charlie was a test subject first and a sentient human second. As a genius, Charlie realized the experiment’s folly. Despite Charlie’s strife with society, he was wrongly used for the experiment.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie Gordon (of Daniel’s Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon”) should never have had the operation which had devastated his life. The societal conflicts that Charlie had been ignorant to became apparent to him suddenly. Furthermore, the mistreatment of mentally impaired people and detrimental way people had viewed him in his previous state was another shocking revelation Charlie had been awakened to after his intellect soared. The fact that the doctors, Nemur and Straus took utter, absolute advantage of Charlie (as well as treating him as if he was identical to a lab rat) had been publicized to him on top of that. Even worse, subsequent to the surgery, Charlie’s newfound critical thinking skills
Some of these questions can be as simple as asking if the patient is allergic to anything. Charlie's doctors did not ask any of these questions, and it resulted in a negative life for Charlie afterwards. Although it was unexpected, he was fired from his job because of his intelligence. His doctors did not take this into consideration, therefore neither of them acted ethically in this situation. One might argue that Dr. Neymar and Dr. Straus did make ethical decisions in their experimental surgery.
Because now he is losing the smartness he just had. He isn’t very intelligent now so he doesn’t know much but still tries to act smart. He was afraid people wouldn’t like him because of his lack of intelligence. When he first got the operation he was a little bit too smart, like he knew more than he should’ve. He could speak different languages but after he lost all his smarts, poof it was all gone.
According to the narrator, every living thing is flawed in some way, nature’s way of reminding us that every living thing eventually dies. Aylmer’s revulsion for his wife’s birthmark suggests the horror he feels at the prospect of death. He is a smart man, but his misinterpretation of the symbol on Georgiana’s face leads him astray. He mistakenly comes to believe that if he can root out this symbol of transience, it will mean that he has the power to prolong life indefinitely. Aylmer also mistakenly believes that the birthmark represents Georgiana’s moral decrepitude and spiritual flaws even though she isn’t a woman prone to sin at all.
The novel reveals many hellish situations. It was sinful to treat Tom Robinson like trash because of hatred towards his race. It was sinful to keep Boo Radley locked away from society because of the mistakes he made. These preventable situations are like killing a mockingbird; you shouldn’t do it but it is done anyway. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were mockingbirds because they were not a threat to society, yet were punished for being human.
They did not like the fact that he did not work in accordance to the rules. Because the dislike of colleagues did not match the respect of prosecutors, the instance was dropped. Such a serious crime of scientific fraud ignored and dismissed, for something as childish as coworkers not getting along. This was only the beginning of the the allowance of Fred Zain to do whatever his wanted. It was not only West Virginia that made the mistake of hiring such an inadequate person for the job.
Charlie Gordons doctors did not act ethically when they preformed the surgery to make him smart; because they took advantage of his condition and failed to share the possible consequences to Charlie. The doctors did not consider the steps of "ethical decision making." The doctors had no prior knowledge for humans on the experiment. A quote from page
When the Creature is first created Victor Frankenstein is disgusted and explains that “breathless horror and disgust filled his heart”(Ch.V; pg 51). The hard work put into this creature did not receive the sense of relief and accomplishment it deserved from Victor as its creator. Instead, without even knowing or learning about the Creature, Victor is filled with hatred demonstrating the malice in humanity. In addition, the Creature presents itself to the cottagers in hopes of acceptance and welcome. However, the cottagers immediately were frightened and struck the Creature.
Among multiple issues including giving misleading information, the most dominate is the lack of consent Milgram received from his subjects to participate in such a test (102). While I do see that this is immoral, there is no way that Milgram could have completed his experiments effectively if he had done it morally. The first issue is if he explains what is actually going to happen during the experiments, that would obviously hurt the integrity of his results. Also, going back to how the experiments help us, if those who participated knew what was going to happen, it wouldn’t have affected them as severely. It was the shock that the experiment gave that brought their life choices into question.
This one man’s movement towards morality in medical research is what this world needed, yet many people were highly opposed to his article and research, saying that he “grossly exaggerated the problem” (Rothman, 1991, p. 17). People against his research would say that he had no right to say these things because the people that he would single out in his articles were pioneers and were working before standards were set for human research (Rothman, 1991). This exactly states the problem as to what bioethicists and Beecher were trying to fix, which was the lack of thought and care for putting a human being through potential pain and torture without their knowledge and consent. Researchers will no longer be allowed to be the martyrs of thousands of innocent people in the name of unethical and non consensual scientific experimentation (Rothman,
"Flowers for Algernon" Persuasive Essay Have you ever read a story or do you know someone named Charlie Gordon? When Charlie Gordon had the A.I or Artificial Intelligence in the story. When he had a low i.q the surgery made him smarter he went from 63 to 204. I think Charlie shouldn 't of had the surgery because it severely changed the way he thought and he lost his best lost most liked friends. The surgery caused Charlie to lose most liked friends .after the surgery Charlie Gordon lost Miss Kinnian because the a.i surgery made him to smart.”the thought of leaving her behind made me sad”(keys 234).
Hook: Animal testing is wrong and cruel. “If we didn’t test on animals, we’d have to test new drugs on people.” is what Noah Berlatsky wrote in the article Animal testing is Bad Science. However, the writer did not agree with this statement, in fact he was against it. It is not a true statement and should not be used. Animal testing is in fact unreliable to test for the human body.
He got a controversial brain surgery tripling his intelligence. After his intelligence tripled, it quickly wore off. Algernon a mouse and friend of Charlie’s also had the surgery. Charlie Gordon should not have got the IQ surgery because of the danger and negative side effects, the heartbreak, and it made him non-nïave to the world. Charlie should not have got the surgery because of the dangerous and negative side effects.