While Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. It is the language of science that is the key factor in contributing to the freedom of his thoughts, which raises his status high above others in society. Firstly, while Charlie is suppressed to the lower levels of society, he has the courage to take huge risks which may possibly raise his status greatly in society. There are many instances throughout this story when Charlie was disrespected by others just because he had mental disabilities. For instance, at one point of this story he was asked to take the “Rorschach” (Keyes 5) test, but he just simply couldn’t use any scientific words to
Charlie can’t choose if he is smart or not, it’s not his decision he finds out later in the book. One day in Spring Charlie’s teacher decides to enter him into a research project with more people with disabilities similar to Charlie’s. Charlie goes to the testing facility and does some test to see if he is eligible, and if he is what they are looking for. Charlie hopes and prays to be chosen, he knew he could not give up, even if his first set of test did not go as well as he wished. His prayers are answered when his teacher tells him that he is going in for further testing to make
Charlie showed courage because he did certain things that would make other kids cower, for example hiding a dead body, standing up to your mom, and stealing some of mad Jacks peaches. A way that Charlie shows courage is helping Jasper hide Laura’s dead body in the dam. "Then we watch her sink. It's messy and it's graceless... We have drowned
Charlie Gordon, a mentally dull adult wants to be chosen for an operation that would triple his I.Q, because, as he says on page 2, “I told them because all my life I wanted to be smart and not dumb. But it's very hard to be smart.”Charlie wants to push himself to go further, for all his life he has been considered inferior and pushed around, although sometimes his low levels of intelligence meant he couldn't understand the --- nature of many of the people around him. All the while, he pushed the limits of his intelligence, never able to be as smart as an average person in the world. Starting at the beginning of the story, Charlie leads a life, though most likely not seen so by the rest of society, of content, one almost of blissfulness in his ignorance. Inferior is how the rest of the world and people around him see Charlie, simply due to his lack of intelligence, however, when Charlie starts to become smarter, another feeling creeps into their hearts.
“Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about an adult with a mental disability. In the story we get to see viewpoints through his eyes (first person). The main character (Charlie Gordon) is an adult 37 years of age with blonde hair has a mental disability that holds him back. Introduction to the broad topic (“Flowers for Algernon”) “Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about Charlie Gordon and his life. It talks about his life struggles and the test and experiments the scientist do to him to make him smarter.
Flowers for Algernon is a story that proves that one who changes themself for someone else, will only make their life worse. In various journal entries, Daniel Keyes wrote in the point of view of the main character, Charlie Gordon, to show the thought process behind his actions to change himself. It goes through the process in which Charlie undergoes experimental brain surgery to become intelligent and raise his IQ by 300 percent. In Flowers For Algernon, Daniel Keyes presents the idea that one should always stay true to one’s self, no matter how difficult life can get because the critics in the world will never be satisfied for who someone truly is. No matter what his IQ was, Charlie’s coworkers never appreciated him for who he was.
He is more on the scared side, and always blames everyone or he points fingers for example he says “You sound real anxious to have that happen, Steve. I think we better keep an eye on you too!”. Charlie assumes it’s Steve because all Charlie does is blame. Here is an action to support that, Now Charlie pulls the gun from Steve’s hand. As you can see Charlie will do anything he wants because he doesn’t think before his actions.
“ I dont know whats worse: to not know what you are and to be happy or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone”-Daniel Keyes,Flowers for Algernon. Daniel Keyes is the the author for the article “Flowers for Algernon”. Flowers for Algernon is based on a man who wants a life like everyone else; to be intelligent. Charlie Gordon is the main character in the story. Charlie Gordon is a man with hopes to be smart.
You don’t belong in this school anyway” (54). It’s clear that he thinks himself superior to Charlie. By calling Charlie a degenerate, and saying he doesn’t belong in the school, he establishes a difference between them, which to him, justifies the beating that he then gives Charlie. Overall, it’s clear that a sense of superiority and lack of awareness of the victim are two of many ways that people try and justify mistreatment of the intellectually