Charlie has gone through a lot of stress and trouble just to be smart, he then realizes that, “even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men” (Keyes 131). His goal in life is to be normal. Instead of Charlie accepting who is, he wants a change. Even though, he cannot comprehend most things that are given to him he wants to be able to live a standard, ordinary life where no one will laugh at him. Also, Charlie observes that Algernon’s surgery is slowly wearing off, he then understands that, “Deterioration progressing.
Charlie doesn’t want that to happen to him, but he knows it is inevitable. It is very hard to live with forgetfulness, impaired motor activity, depression, and a low IQ without any help. He has to go through the pain of knowing that the temporary intelligence he had received was all going to leave him. Charlie also does not have a stable income so it would be hard for him to learn more through an adult school like Miss Kinnian’s. By comparing Charlie’s mental state before and after the experiment, one can easily see that he was much more mentally stable before the
I want to be smart,” page 182. This quote reveals that Charlie is motivated and determined because because he has the want to be intelligent as he explains in his first “progris riport.” 2. In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, the reader learns that Charlie is not smart and he wants to be smart. Charlie’s perspective is surprising for many reasons. In “progris riport 4- Mar 8” Charlie writes, “But most people of his low ment** are host** and uncoop** they are usualy duth apath** and hard to reach.
Making it lucid that he wasn’t going to make it, except the brother’s mind was too clouded with rejection to care. Doodle was being forced to his limit, with his brother abandoning him when he was in such a vulnerable and critical state had a dangerous affect on
He knows that he is quicker minded than the rest of his brothers, “It was not that the learning was too hard…. the learning was too easy” (21). Thus, he is trying to achieve his full potential as an individual after being suppressed for so long. Furthermore, he wants to be recognized by the House of Scholars and join them in scientific discovery. He has always wanted to join the House of Scholars and discover the world around him, “We think there are mysteries in the sky…water...plants… We loved the science of things,” Now, being assigned as a street sweeper, he is not satisfied with the job he has been given, and Equality is looking for other creative outlets to express himself.
That is freedom. This is nothing else.” (Rand, 101) All along he knew his happiness came from being alone, yet it wasn’t till now he realized the great burden of constantly serving others. His great epiphany derived the question, “What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and obey?” (Rand, 97) At this point he realizes his curse of exising as inquisive is actually his “greatest virtue.” (Rand) The thought of existing for others becomes repelling and Equality instead makes his goal to fight for the freedom on man and for the welfare that comes from
Although, if Charlie did not have the surgery, he would not have had the experience of becoming super smart. Charlie would agree with me that he did not feel happy with himself that he had the surgery. He decided that he wanted to leave New York because he was so embarrassed about pulling a “Charlie Gordon.” Charlie should not have had the surgery because, before the surgery, he had the motivation to become smart, and after the surgery, he became depressed and realized that the world plus the people in it are
In other words, from the surgery, Charlie realizes that Charlie wants to please people and make them happy, and therefore thinks his knowledge will help him build stronger friendships. However, he realizes that his surgery has distanced himself from his coworkers and friends. People are afraid and do not trust him, thinking he has done something evil and dishonest. From this experience, Charlie realizes that what people look for isn’t just intelligence but also personality. If he didn’t have the surgery, Charlie would always yearn for intelligence and not perceive that honesty and dependability are often more valued than his intellectual
With this in mind some people 's dreams differ, sometimes having the biggest house or highest paying job isn 't what one might want. Willy was able to acquire a nice home, but was seriously lacking in the family and job department. Willy did have a family but then constant complaining and fighting with his kids made it unbearable to live as a family. In regards to his family communication with biff and having open talks with his wife would insure a better living environment. Willy also tried hard to obtain a great job that had the ability to provide for his family, but after he became older it was harder and harder to keep his same skill and friendliness that it takes to be a
Biff thought and believed this to a point that he followed everything his dad said and is now struggling to find himself in life without the popularity. Bernard on the other hand thinks the complete opposite, he thinks that you need good grades to be successful. Bernard 's beliefs are cemented when Willy says, "Bernard can get the best marks, y 'understand, but…" This
Sometimes we understand that we aren’t as smart as everyone else is. Some people have the knowledge of Albert Einstein while the others have the knowledge of a five-year-old. In the story, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is given the opportunity to become smarter. This experience is great for him and this is why - he’s a 37-year old man who can’t really spell, use correct grammar, and punctuate very well. Charlie should have this operation because he doesn’t understand life as much as everyone else does.
Think of something you would want to change about yourself. In Flowers for Algernon Charlie Gordon took the risk of doing something no one has ever done before. Charlie was a happy 37 year old man with a low IQ who was naive to the world. Charlie had a goal. When he had a chance to change himself for the better, he took it.
Equality’s time captive before his extraordinary escape has taken a toll on his body and mind and now at the end of his journey forces him to question whether the decisions he’s made are full of sin or teeming with righteousness. Most who read this book would not come close to thinking these actions were wrong only the numbers of people in Equality’s generation would think this. Equality’s childhood was limited just as every other person around him. Apart from a few minor distinctions from the regular drone Equality was seemingly regular. One immense difference that changed his life was his level of intelligence.
Readers argue that while while it might be true that charlie´s I.Q decreases less than 68. Charlie was able to feel like everyone else and he learned how to do things that he never knew how to do before the A.I surgery.opponents would also argue that charlie was heartbroken because of the A.I surgery. He did get heartbroken after the A.I surgery,but Charlie felt loved and he learned what love was. Also, Charlie Gordon should have the A.I surgery because he et new friends,he felt new emotions, and he wanted to learn new things and he did. Charlie was a problem solving machine.