Charlie In Daniel Keyes 'Flowers For Algernon'

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“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie should never have had the surgery. Despite the hope that a miracle would save Charlie Gordon from looming regression, in Daniel Keyes, “Flowers for Algernon,” Charlie struggled and failed to remember all of the knowledge that he had accumulated. Charlie’s conflict with society, based on his innate lack of cognitive ability, compelled him to learn and find a way to make himself “normal.” Charlie wanted a miracle and he was the repercussions. Doctor Nemur and Doctor Strauss were two eager and ambitious doctors, who recognized Charlie’s vulnerability and used his desperation to recruit him for the experiment. At the pinnacle of Charlie’s ability he understood the shortcomings of the operation …show more content…

For that reason, Charlie was determined to commence with the operation and willing to overlook what risks he was aware of and unable to examine those he was unaware of. The doctors exploited Charlie’s loneliness and desperation and made him feel like being chosen was an honor, whereas they were conscious of the dire consequences. They performed the same surgery that doomed countless mice on Charlie with complete disregard for his life, as if he were just another mouse. The doctors’ pretense was to cure man kind of lower-level brain function in people like Charlie. However, the doctors’ true motive was to gain prestige in the field of psychology, so they recklessly sacrificed Charlie for their goals. As a genius Charlie knew the unalterable, impending effects that were imminent. Obviously the surgery had failed! Since Algernon died, Charlie could realistically expect his own demise. Although Charlie’s intellect soared beyond specified predictions, the failure of the surgery, quite shocking for Charlie, was an uncontrollable variable! The doctors, opportunists could not rectify, remedy this traumatic outcome. Only Charlie, the genius, could analyze the surgery’s inherent problematic components. At this point Charlie did not regret the surgery, nevertheless he should not have been the experimental

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