Curiousity In Charlie Gordon's Flowers For Algernon

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Curiousity is “a strong desire to know or learn something,” Charlie Gordon, the main character in the story “Flowers for Algernon,” has this desire, but he has learning disabilities, Dr Struass, a neurosurgeon, and Dr Numan, a psychoexperimentalist, want to find a way to triple a persons I.Q. by artificial/surgical means. But when they operate on Charlie it makes a huge difference in his life. In the story, the author portrays the theme, “tampering with the way nature works can make many differences.”

Charlie supports the theme because there are several things that happen because of the exper that make a difference in his life. For example, When Joe Carp and Frank Reilly invite Charlie to a party, he realizes that his “freinds” aren’t realy
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For example, in the beggining and middle of the story Joe ridicules Charlie because of the state of his mind. When they are at the factory, Joe says “hey look where Charlie had his operashun what did they do Charlie put some brains in.” Joes attitude towards Charlie changes near the end of the book when Charlie loses his intelligence, going from ridiculing to protective. When a worker at the factory starts giving Charlie a hard time. Joe grabs the man by the collar and says, “leave him alone you lousy cracker or III break your neck.” This shows that Charlies operation changed the way Joe feals about or views Charlie. Frank Reilly also ridicules Charlie because of the state of his mind. Near the middle of the story he says to Charlie, “what did you do Charlie forget your key and open your door the hard way.” Just like Joe, Frank's attitude changes in the end. After the man was giving Charlie a hard time and Joe stopped him, Frank says to Charlie, “Charlie if anybody bothers you or trys to take advantage you call me or Joe and we will set em straight.” These changes are directly related to Charlie’s…show more content…
For instance, Dr nemur is affected by the operations in a couple of different ways. One way he is affected is that he doesn't know what to think when Charlie grows smarter than him. For example, Charlie says that “Dr Nemur appears to be uncomfortable around me. Sometimes when I try to talk to him, he just looks at me strangely and walks away.” Dr Strauss says that Charlie is giving Dr Nemur an inferiority complex. Dr Strauss is affected by the operation also. For example, he gets into arguments with Dr Nemur regarding the operation. Dr Strauss wants to wait a while before they publish the results of the experiment, and Dr Nemur says that Dr Strauss is “nothing but an opportunist who was trying to ride to glory on his coattails.” They also argue about who contributed the most to the experiment. Dr Nemur says it was his experiment, but Dr Strauss says that he's the one who found Charlie and performed the operation. Their arguments support the theme because they are directly related to the fact that they tampered with nature.

In conclusion, the following Characters from the story “Flowers for Algernon” are used to support my theme: Charlie Gordon, Joe Carp, Frank Reilly, Dr Nemur, and Dr Struass. All of these Characters support the theme, “tampering with the way nature works can make many
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