The novel portrays the alienation and loneliness individuals go through and how they react to being isolated when trying to be accepted by society. Charlie desired to be intelligent so he could have a lot of friends and so people would like him yet when he had surgery to triple his i.Q he finds that he is singled out and isolated from others around him. Charlie’s limited emotional maturity also creates a barrier between him and others around him which disables him to understand and connect with others. People around Charlie are having trouble relating to him as they are alarmed at his new found intellect. The techniques which represents this theme are rhetorical question and rhyme .The quote that represents this is “It may sound like ingratitude, but that is one of the things I hate here-the attitude that I am a guinea pig.
Charlie 's relationship with Algernon isn 't the best, Charlie 's hated him so much because Algernon kept winning in the test the doctors did with them. Later on being, two best friends. Going through this with him was his “friends” Frank and Joe. Them two have always treated Charlie with such disrespect because them two would always pull jokes on him call him names but Charlie never noticed. Luckily he also had good people around him during this time like Miss.Kinnian.
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.
Despite Charlie’s strife with society, he was wrongly used for the experiment. Charlie had faced many conflicts with society, as did most mentally impaired men and women. A testament to this was Frank and Joe; people like them took advantage of people similar to Charlie for something as petty as their own amusement. All the while, the butt of their jokes – in this case, Charlie- thought that the ‘antagonists’ were his(or her) best friends or well-wishers. Imbecilic practical jokes are only a thin veil covering an uglier truth.
His entire life people had looked at him and scorned him because he was different then his brothers, and he finally understood why. Equality was a man with a different appearance than his brothers, and he was looked down on for it. Equality was a man with a greater intelligence than his brothers, but he was nearly killed for it. Equality was a man that was different from his brothers in almost every way, and it lead to the discovery of something great. The ability for a man to be individual and to be able to think, speak, and act for themselves and be different is what was and always will be the greater good for all of
It was that the 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"(Rand, 21). This transgression exist because if there was superiority in this society the old ways the Councils and the elders strayed away from would try to overpower again.
In the sci-fi story, “Flowers for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon partakes in an experimental surgery to manipulate his intelligence. The experiment ends up backfiring, and his brain begins to deteriorate at triple the normal rate, but he doesn’t let that stop him from trying to be smart again. Despite him trying so hard, he still doesn’t understand what he once did when he was so brilliant. And so the question arises: is intelligence more important than motivation? Motivation is far more critical to possess than intelligence.
He is telling Miss Kinnian that everything is good, but when you really analyze the text, Charlie is only doing that so she will feel better. Another example of how he does not truly show that he’s glad he got to be smart is in his progress report on July 24th: “I dont know any work but the job I used to have at Donnegans Plastic Box Company. I dont want to go back there because they all knew me when I was smart and maybe theyll laugh at me” (Keyes, 304). Again, with evidence from his previous progress reports, his note to Miss Kinnian was just a facade, merely trying to make her believe that he was fine. This is significant because Charlie seems to have lost his confidence in
Being an albino had multiple setbacks because people were more fascinated by his rare condition and less intrigued by knowing him as a person. To cope with this Griffin wanted to surround himself with his work, this is seen when he expresses, “‘...but, as a rule, I like to be alone and undisturbed’”(Wells 13). For most people being alone is not ideal, but that is all Griffin wanted. From his point of view the world is a cruel place where very few people
Without the outside influences on Hitler, he might have never become who he turned out to have been. The psychological aspect of the impact of the environment on humans and their behavior plays a much large role than most believe. Hitler was incapable of interacting properly with others, and completely shut himself off when it came to the success of the Reich. He, along as other cases that show the same symptoms of negligence to others opinions, are the reason why there are many misunderstandings in situations that have no reason to be misunderstood. Hitler always strived to be the best, and wanted the same for those that he cared for.