Charlie Gordon: A Genius or a Dunce? If you had the chance to increase your intelligence and take the risk of any side effects, would you do it? In Flowers For Algernon, a short story by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon most definitely would. Charlie Gordon is a middle-aged man who has an IQ of 68 but loves to learn.
The upbringing of Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, were very different. Andrew Jackson’s parents were immigrants form Ireland who were forced to raise him in poverty, but through this Jackson learned very important lessons in hard work. The only schooling that Jackson received, was in a local elementary school and than later reading about law to become a lawyer. On the other hand, John Quincy Adams was born into a wealthy family, and his father was John Adams, a founding father of America.
Franz had asked Chris to be his grandson but Chris rejected him in the nicest way possible. But still Franz took Chris’s advice about doing something bigger with his life. Franz said “when Alex left for Alaska… I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die.
Though as soon as he meets him, he recognizes his flaws. The flaws let down Nick, because he thought Gatsby was going to be perfect. Nick’s unbiased description reveals the true colors of Gatsby's personality. The Great Gatsby is a fictional story with fictional characters.
With all these secrets and everything that’s going on, while he keeps his sanity, that’s why he’s the most admirable. The final reasons these 2 are most admirable and despicable is they are also to me the most unique in my book. For reason like how Nick can keep his sanity and Daisy can fake everyone the way she did. Daisy is a horrible person but a great character to put in the book.
Orgon is blinded by his admiration of Tartuffe. Without Orgon seeing for himself, he would never believe that Tartuffe could have deceived him. Moliere makes Tartuffe betrays others by his remarkable gestures of humiliation and aid. Moliere uses satire to emphasize the truth about Tartuffe’s lust for Elmire.
This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us” (21). It seems that the class was too smart for their own good, but remember “I” and “me” weren’t allowed in this dystopian society. So, instead of saying “I” and “me” they said, “we” and “us” because it “is evil to be superior to them” (21).
Courage being the forefront of their strengths, showed the bravery of the Founding Fathers before the war had even begun by standing strongly behand their thoughts, beliefs and ideas to the point it caused turmoil between them and Britain, even though the outcome of their actions was obscured to them at the time. Courage may have been the front-runner for the founding fathers’ strengths, but their intellectual power reigns supreme as their greatest asset. The ability they had to think openly, freely and critically about topics such as freedom, life and politics becomes the founding fathers most prized possession and Britain’s worst adversary. Without their profound common sense and intellectual power as a strength the colonies would still resided under British rule instead of questioning their actions and becoming
“But it is your beauty that’s so charming, I cannot help myself, I am undone. And i’m no angel, nor could I be one”(Tartuffe 3.3. 100-102). Tartuffe is showing his true character, he is an impostor. He is pretending to be someone that he is not.
Satire is unforgiving; realism is all-forgiving; and David Williamson has always attempted to merge the two, portraying people as wicked but pardonable. The more you get to know the baseness of the motives of each character, the more empathy you are intended to feel for them, as you come to realise that all people, even ourselves, despite all actions, generally mean well. As far as it goes, the good guys aren’t very good and the bad guys always fall short of the true evilness which they, in theory, are capable of. Many of Williamson’s plays start out as toughly satirical but end up merging into roughly sentimental, with even his basest, most deviant characters always having a comfortable, revealing scene; Even his nicest characters will admit to unworthy thoughts and ignoble desires.
Before the end of the book, Huck now understands regardless of how bad somebody is their life is still of worth. This shows how mature he can really be because somebody that was immature would rather want somebody to get what they deserve than looking at what their life is worth. “Well it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals… It was a dreadful thing to see.” Pg.
Nemur referred to Charlie like a thing rather than a human multiple times and Charlie even said that, “He makes me feel that before the experiment I was not really a human being.” When Nemur began the experiment on Charlie, Charlie was an enthusiastic and positive man with a very low IQ. As the experiment began to take effect, Charlie began to become more intelligent. He also became self absorbed, arrogant, and antisocial. This change in Charlie’s intelligence caused Nemur to consider Charlie as more human than he was before the experiment.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an appropriate title for the novel because Gatsby himself is great. He is great because he is able to fool everyone that he is and always has been a person of high social and economical class, he is great because he isn’t like Tom and Daisy, he isn’t as careless. Remember you don’t have to be good to be great. And as the critic Matthew J. Broccoli notes, Gatsby “is truly great by virtue of his capacity to commit himself to his aspirations.” (Bruccoli 22)
To begin, Candide’s decisions in Voltaire’s “Candide” were often naive and senseless throughout the story. Candide’s decision to kiss Cunegonde puts a series of unfortunate events into motion. Kissing Cunegonde ultimately gets Candide banished from his town and sold into an army, where he is beat on several occasions. Throughout the story, Candide’s decision to blindly follow the unrealistic teachings of his tutor, Pangloss, constantly gets him into trouble. When an earthquake destroys the town and kills thousands of people, Candide follows Pangloss’ decision to spread news that the earthquake was necessary.