Flowers For Algernon: Charlie´s Operation If you had the chance to have an operation for artificial intelligence, would you take it? I think that most people would, especially if they have a lower than average IQ. After reading an excerpt from the book Flowers for Algernon and watching Flowers For Algernon the movie, I believe that Charlie Gordon did the right thing when he got the operation to increase his intelligence.
“Ashputtle” by Ralph Manheim and “Cupid and Psyche” by Sally Benson, are two short stories that are alike but tell two different stories. “Ashputtle” is a story about a woman named Ashputtle, that found her prince and got a happily ever after. The story “Cupid and Psyche” is about a woman named Psyche that found her prince named Cupid, but lost him due to curiosity, but then ended up forever united with him. Here are some of the similarities and differences between the two short stories. A similarity that I have seen between the two stories “Ashputtle” and “Cupid and Psyche” would be, they had to perform multiple tasks to be able to do something or achieve something.
The red fern grows is about a boy that what 's two coon hounds. He saves up his money to get the coon hounds. He gets his wish he get his dogs. He goes to a contest wins the contest. Lil ann wins a trophy for most beautiful dog.
All Over My Head Flowers for Algernon is a thought provoking short story by Daniel Keyes about a 36 year old man, Charlie Gordon, who had of an unusually low IQ of 68, that left his mind trapped in one similar to a 5 year olds. This lead his life through a rollercoaster of struggles he was desperate to change. He had been offered a surgery that was said to triple his IQ, and give him the “normal” life he always dreamed of. This being said, because this procedure had never been tested on anyone but a mouse, Algernon, the side effect were unknown not to mention unpredictable.
The Flowers is the most descriptive short story of the three stories that have been read. The author of The Flowers easily could have stated that Myop carried a stick around and poked chickens with it, however she really said, “Myop carried a short, knobby stick.” This extra demonstration of description shows that Alice Walker was putting extra meaning into the story to spice it up a little bit. In addition, another way The Flowers is the most descriptive story is because in The Sniper, the author introduces the armored car and doesn’t do a very good job of putting a picture of the vehicle in the reader's head. Liam O’Flaherty said, “Just then an armored car came across the bridge.”
The Three Elixirs in Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories.” Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories” follows the structure of the hero’s journey. At the end of every hero’s journey, the hero would always come back home (or the ordinary world) with an elixir of some kind. An elixir can be anything that transforms the hero into a different person. In Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories,” The hero, Haroun, comes back home with a few elixirs.
Transitional states of maturity can be challenged or championed by unexpected discoveries which can be confronting or provocative. This is explored through Alice Walker’s 1973 prose fiction, “The Flowers”, as the protagonist’s view on the world is transformed due to the personal zemblanic discovery made. The short story explores the themes of loss of innocence and death in order to address cultural indifference and the prejudice experienced by certain groups within society, which in turn causes individuals to be effected negatively. Walker hopes to evoke sense of political and social reflection in her audience, hoping that intimate discoveries of past inequity by her readers will ensure cultural equity maintains future momentum.
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.
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.
In her essay “The Death of the Moth,” Virginia Woolf illustrates the abrupt life of a moth matching with the appropriate complexion of life and death. She starts the essay out by showing how deplorable life is and ends the essay saying how powerful life is. With this being said, it leaves the reader in confusion, thinking if they should take the path of throwing life away or keeping life safe to their hearts. In this composition, Woolf invests the moth in a role that represents her life. She simply builds a comparison between life as a whole and the life of a moth.
Do you think Charlie Gordon should or should not have had the artificial intelligence surgery that completely changed his life? Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man from the book Flowers for Algernon who has the intelligence level of about a two Dear old mind. He desperately wants to be smart, however the only way this could be done is if he undergoes a risky surgery. Charlie decides to go through with it. Charlie Gordon should be glad he had the A.I. surgery.