“I feel sick inside. Not sick like for a doctor, but inside my chest it feels empty like getting punched and a heartburn at the same time.” Striving to be smart, Charlie Gordon is part of a scientific experiment to help make him intelligent. The experiment is being tested on a mouse named Algernon to see results in humans and animals. Charlie comes to be smart after days of exercising the brain, even in his sleep. Charlie takes in an abundance of information due to his determinations or knowledge. His new companion, Algernon, motivates Charlie and foreshadows his life as well. In the short story, Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes creates the theme that disrupting the natural way of life can deprive someone of happiness.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie Gordon should not have had the surgery because of the tragic outcomes. While Daniel Keyes in “Flowers for Algernon” portrayed hope of a mentally impaired man, the procedure failed with overwhelming results. First, Charlie realized that the society had turned against him when he gained the mental capability. Then, both Dr. Namur and Dr. Strauss sacrificed Charlie as a human experiment. Lastly, while Charlie still obtained knowledge, he understood the failure of the surgery.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, a mentally challenged, thirty-seven year old man named Charlie Gordon received a once in a lifetime opportunity- he may be able to triple his intelligence. The experiment- which was not tested on humans- was run by two doctors: Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss. The medical professionals were opportunists and would try anything for the experiment to work- even permanently subdue humans. Charlie dreamed that his chance to be an average, intelligent man would arrive.
Flowers for Algernon Argumentative Essay In the short story, “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon made a disastrous mistake; proceeding with the operation to raise his IQ. The surgery backfired on Charlie in numerous ways. One of the reasons being, Charlie learned that who he thought were his close friends did not appreciate him.
Flowers for Charlie “Those who use others are stupid but those who are used are even more stupid” (Internet). Charlie Gordon, the main character in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, ended up being in worse condition after undergoing a surgical procedure that was supposed to heighten his intelligence. Furthermore, the scientists unfortunately did not use ethics or take enough care in treating Charlie causing his now worse condition to be their own fault. Their greed led them to abuse and take advantage of Charlie, a very gullible and persuadable because of his low intelligence, and their mistakes led Charlie to his death, the ultimate sacrifice.
Penland "Flowers for Algernon" is the short story of a man named Charlie Gordon. Charlie is a 37 year old man. He is not very smart. He has an IQ lower than 70, but he wants to be smart like the rest of the people in his life. He doesn’t want to be dumb anymore.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay “Flowers for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, is a touching composition that portrayed hope for a mentally impaired man, Charlie Gordon. However, the operation to increase his intelligence failed, with devastating consequences. Undoubtedly, the operation should not have been performed on Charlie for a number of reasons. First of all, it introduced him to the inhumane society that he lived in. Secondly, he was treated as if he was an experiment, not a human being.
Charlie discovered that the operation was only temporary which means he contributed to science. Readers may argue that charlie 's surgery was a bad idea. Charlie being smart was only temporary. However, in the time period that he was smart he developed new feelings such as love, anger, and hate. “... I was angry at first when Dr. Strauss told me I was giving Dr. Nemer a complex.”
Charlie had this incredible desire to be smart. He wanted to be intelligent he wanted to be accepted into society. The drive he had to be someone to himself is what took to where he need to go. He was the one who took himself to night school. He is the one got himself a job at the factory.
Charlie was a man young aged at thirty-seven with an IQ score of sixty-eight. All he wanted was to be intelligent. Charlie finally got this opportunity when two doctors decided he was a perfect candidate for a surgery that would greatly improve his intelligence. However, Charlie Gordon's doctors did not act ethically when they performed the surgery
Was Charlie Better Off Before or After the Surgery? In “Flowers for Algernon,” Daniel Keyes wrote that Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68, and is in Mrs. Kinnian’s night class for slow adults. Charlie may be dumb, but he was so happy before the surgery and he had a job and “friends.” The reason that Charlie Gordon was better off before the surgery is because he had the motivation to become smart, and after the surgery he becomes depressed and realizes that the world plus the people in it are cruel.
However, after the surgery, Charlie finds intelligence was a nice treat but was far from an importance in life and only took him away from what truly mattered. One could believe Charlie was wrong to undergo the surgery because of the side effects that came with the surgery such as physical and emotional instability, and amnesia, the depresion it came with, and how he lost all of his friends and loved ones with his extreme intelligence. First off, one reason Charlie should not have gotten the surgery is the depression and suicidal thoughts it came with for
There was no clear evidence that flat out told the year, so therefore I had to infer when the story took place with minor details. Flowers for Algernon was written around the early 1960s. Elements that were considered futuristic around that time, other than the surgery, remained absent. For instance, smart phones or tablets were not mentioned anywhere in the book and instead, most conversations were exchanged face to face. Additionally, news was delivered by mouth or by a physical newspaper.
Claire Aguilar-Hwang Mrs. Veitch 2 2/15/18 Endless Possibilities Entering a rocket, risking life, exhilarating adventures waiting. Travelling to the moon, to the endless possibilities in outer space, just like what 37 year old Charlie Gordon feels in the science fiction short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. He has a surgery, risking his life. There are highs and lows waiting for him the minute the surgery is complete.