Anton Tompert Mrs. Veitch 3rd Period 2.15.18 Balance of Awareness Would it be worse to have an IQ of 204 or 68? Would it be worse to know everything but not be able to talk with anyone without frustration or know nothing but not be able to talk of anything more complex than third grade level? In the short science fiction story, “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon with an IQ of 68 and has a difficult time learning anything as simple as reading or writing is given the option to triple his intelligence with a suspicious surgery. Charlie, ignorant of the suspicion or risk that comes with this surgery is desperate to become intelligent as it is his only wish and nothing is more important to him. His teacher, Miss Kinnian recommend him for the surgery out of anyone in the class due to his egre and positive outlook on intelligence.
'You think about things too much,' Victor said." (63). Victor and Thomas used to be super close. Victor makes the comment about Thomas thinking too much, because he is friends with him and friends are honest with each other. When others were to think about the Fourth of July they think about hanging with friends and watching fireworks.
From this report, Charlie makes a lasting mark on the world. His findings also make him feel happy which is great to come from a discovery which he made after the surgery. In Charlie’s last progress report when he is saying personal goodbyes to everyone who helped him on the journey to becoming smart, he mentions, “Evry body feels sorry...I dont want that...Im going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good [sic],” (Keyes 27). Charlie is moving out of New York because he does not want people to feel sorry for him anymore. Everyone feels sorry for him because he lost all the intelligence that he gained.
Now I know what is means when they say “to pull a Charlie Gordon.” I’m ashamed.”(Keyes 11). Charlie realizes that all his friends were using him for entertainment. He did not drink that night only a coke given by Joe which make me question if You put something because he threw up later on. At the begging of the story Charlie fails to to think that people were laughing at him instead of with him as he thought. This suggest that charlie has a deeper meaning of the people around him of they really treat him.
The book begins with a telephone ringing which leads to the pain-stricken memory of Joe’s dad’s death. Phones are intended to bring news to people. Later, Joe’s idea of morse code is introduced by Joe’s realization that he and Bill Harper used to communicate with vibrations and Joe says “the glimmer became a great dazzling white light. It opened up such breathless prospects that he thought he might suffocate from sheer excitement.” (162). Morse code is Joe’s last hope of speaking to another human ever again and he spends months trying to make someone understand, but once they do it makes no difference.
Deep distress struck America at the turn of the millennium, Americans held no hope in natural methods of time and growth for mental restoration, and instead resorted to medicine to cure the pandemic of depression. Resisting the timely trends, Luke Termorshuizen publishes “The Key to Fueling Our Happiness,” ridiculing the popular usage of antidepressant medication in children and young adults. In order to inform conformed Americans, Termorshuizen utilizes satire to highlight the deficiencies with depression medicine, consequently urging the halt of antidepressants practiced in children. Starting Termorshuizen’s argument, he rants about issues contributed by childhood depression. Termorshuizen emphasizes the uselessness of children in a society and their “hindrance to socioeconomic growth.” Ironically, Termorshuizen also argues that unless a fix occurs, children will “grow into depressed working class Americans,” ultimately resulting in a nation’s doom.
He used to spend time with others in order to benefit himself, not due to the fact they were his friends. I think so because he didn’t hesitate or regret his departure from his school, although there were people he used to spend time with, what advocates for him not feeling bonds with them. Ironically, it makes him a phony himself. But, the problem is that he sees everyone as a phony, but those with whom he’d made connection before his brother passed away. Holden always recalls positively about Sally or Phoebe, because they’d established bonds with him before his brother passed away.
In the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, he writes about two men one named Lennie and one named George having a dream, but is ruined through the troubles of Lennie 's doings. This book was written in the 1930’s talking about migrant workers and how they survived through that era. In that era all migrant workers preferably work alone, but with George and Lennie they stick together because Lennie is a more challenged person so he doesn 't know his wrong doings which causes lots of trouble for George. On page 94, one of the most significant passages is written on having a dialogue between George and Candy about how they were unable to get the farm because Lennie had ruined their chances of getting it. Steinbeck creates a motif of loneliness through the different characters he writes about, ties in different strands of the story to make one storyline, and foreshadows events to come.
Nash felt denigrated with the statement thrown by his professor. Though he was offered a single room in his college, his roommate, Charles, a literature student, greets him as he moves in and soon becomes his best friend. Nash was known for his antisocial behavior that makes him seem a bit strange and distant from other colleagues at first, and later, it becomes clear
Turing continued to show remarkable abilities of him in the studies he loved the most solving advanced problems in 1927 without having studied even elementary calculus. In 1928 at the age of 16 Turing encountered Albert Einstein's work not only did he grasp it but he might even have deduce Einstein's questioning of Newton's laws of motion from a text in which this was never made explicit. At Sherburne Turing formed an important friendship with fellow pupil Christopher Morcom, He was described as Turing's "first love". Their relationship provided inspiration in Turing's future endeavours, but it was cut short by Morcom's death, in February 1930, from complications of bovine tuberculosis, contracted after drinking infected cow's milk some years previously. The event caused Turing great sorrow.