Charlie's Operation In 'Flowers For Algernon'

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“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. Charlie had the feeling of being smart for a few months, but it didn’t last long, and when it started going away, Charlier only got worse. “I told her how can you tell storys about pepul you never met.” (Keyes, 55) this was before the operation and goes along
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Charlie liked the operation at first but then it started going downhill, he he couldn’t spell as easy, he didn’t recognize things like he did and forgot some things that smart Charlie wouldn’t. “I did a dumb thing today I forgot I wasnt in Miss Kinnians class at the adult center any more like I use to be.” (Keyes, 85) the Charlie before the operation would of never forgot about something important like class, he wanted to get smart so he could pass the raw shok test so he tried. While the operation was still working, Charlie was probably one of the smartest people, he realized people were actually making fun of him before when he thought they were just being a friend! After the operation started to wear off, Charlie started forgetting things, and then he started spelling wrong, all these conflicts just add up to Charlie getting the
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