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. When he is asked to be part of an experiment that could make him smarter, he agrees, not knowing that the effects will wear off after a while.
Overall the people preferred Jackson over Adams because Jackson was able to relate to the people better, and because he was a symbol of the American dream. 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.
For example “He was polite, friendly, well-groomed… he seemed extremely intelligent, I thought he was too nice a kid to be living by that hot spring with those nudist and drunks and dope smokers.” (Franz pg.51). 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.
John Oliver’s abundant use of satire, visuals, and modern day references not only attribute to his credibility, but also help develop his argument that the United States’ testing statistics are below average, therefore the true test for the nation’s education system is “convincing everyone it works, or accepting it doesn’t work, and fixing it” (17:10-17:21). Oliver welcomes his audience into his discussion with a joke that immediately clarifies his
Nick meets Gatsby he has a very high expectation for him. 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.
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. Nick is a good character but the only good guy in the book. In the end both of them are great
Moliere portrays Tartuffe blameful by agreeing to his love for Elmire. 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.
It was that learning was too easy. 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.
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
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. This play is a classic comedy of manners, with an almost humanist reference point.
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. 174. When Huck was talking about this about the king and duke shows he is maturing and had a true feeling for people.
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. Since Nemur valued intelligence very greatly, he thought that where there is no intelligence, there is no being.
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) We celebrate achievement born of hard work and clarity of purpose because there’s a greatness in that success you don 't get by, lounging around your pool all day.