Fanny Girden's Themes In Daniel Keyes Flowers For Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon is a story rich in themes or life lessons for us to think about. Through the genre’ of science fiction we explore the role of intelligence in human relationships. Flowers for Algernon cautions us about “man playing God” through the experiment tampering with man’s intelligence.

This theme is supported by Fanny Girden’s actions and comments. The author, Daniel Keyes, uses Fanny to allude to the Bible when she says:
”It was evil when Eve listened to the snake and ate from the tree of knowledge. It was evil when she saw herself naked.” because everyone thought that Charlie's transformation was wrong.
We realize Keyes wants us to understand that playing God is wrong, and emphasizes this by referring to the Bible. He wants
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