I think that Charlie should have the surgery because of these 3 reasons, he is super smart, he realizes a lot more things in life , and that he can power through depression. The first reason that Charlie should have the surgery is that he is now really smart. A quote from flowers for Algernon is “Besides history, geography, and arithmetic, Miss Kinnian said that I should start to learn foreign languages.”(Keyes 12) This shows that Charlie is now learning a lot of new knowledge and know his spelling is better and that is a sign that he is getting smarter, also he is now
Even though some may argue that it was immoral to artificially increase someone’s IQ especially if it did not work, Charlie was indeed at least a little bit more intelligent than he was before the surgery which does mean that he is now better off than before and also means that having the surgery was not a bad decision. Charlie was actually happy to have the surgery even though it did not completely work out at the end. Charlie was glad he got to contribute to the science of the human brain
His progress reports all seemed structured by a second grader, and there were multiple crucial spelling mistakes. Since he was not intelligent as others, his co-workers mocked him. They used his name to offend people. In fact, on page four it says " Ernie for god sake what are you trying to be a Charlie Gordon." However, Charlie had people who complimented him for having the motivation to learn too.
Charlie 's relationship with Algernon isn 't the best, Charlie 's hated him so much because Algernon kept winning in the test the doctors did with them. Later on being, two best friends. Going through this with him was his “friends” Frank and Joe. Them two have always treated Charlie with such disrespect because them two would always pull jokes on him call him names but Charlie never noticed. Luckily he also had good people around him during this time like Miss.Kinnian.
Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him.
“Even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men.” This is the situation for the main character in Daniel Keyes’ scientific fiction short story, “Flowers for Algernon”, Charlie Gordon. Charlie, a man with an I.Q. score of 68, wants to be smart like everyone else. When he is selected for an operation that can triple is I.Q., Charlie is happy to be Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss’ test subject. Despite the risks, Charlie Gordon has his intelligence increased, but later suffers from deterioration of his intelligence, amnesia, and senility.
This is significant because it shows a different point of view which further supports Charlie’s unhappiness after the surgery because there are multiple sources. Not only does Charlie not feel happy after, someone he doesn’t even know well can see that he was a better person before the surgery. Charlie then reflects on what Fanny has said and feels, “shame burning inside me. The intelligence has driven a wedge between me and all the people I once knew and loved... What in God’s name do they want of me?” (Keyes 16). Not only has the surgery affected Charlie himself, it has also affected his relationships.
Sasha is against consistency as she leaves her family behind and forms weak relationships that end rather quickly. On the other hand, Bennie is afraid of change and despises the fact that his life is no longer the way it used to be prior to the divorce. He cannot come to the term that he is sexually impotent and convinces himself that putting gold flakes in his coffee will return him to his old state of being sexually active. The flakes fulfil Bennie’s desires, but only temporarily. For example, as he was in the studio with Sasha and The Stop/Go sisters, he had “his first erection in months- prompted by Sasha” (Egan 30).
It might give them [children going through conditioning process] the most disastrous ideas about the subject, might upset them into reacting the entirely wrong way.”According to Huxley’s expressive text, conditioned citizens are so indefinitely invested in the hollow happiness the government supply’s, they lose appreciation, respect, sympathy, attachment and compassion for others. Thus, due to the ultimately reconstructed mindset of society, human lives no longer have purpose or significance, and because the constantly happy society is causing this, it is definite that life isn’t supposed to be incessantly
(Act 1) Willy's disgust at Linda waxing the floors herself suggests his bad temper about their economic status. They clearly cannot afford to hire someone to wax their floor, yet he constantly wants to pretend that this isn't so. CHARLEY: You want a job? WILLY: I got a job, I told you that. [After a slight pause] What the hell are you offering me a job for?