Charlie Gordon, the main character in the story also a mentally challenged 32 year old, is picked by a group of scientists to have an experimental surgery to boost his intelligence. Mrs. Kinnian, charles teacher at the school for the mentally challenged, recommended Charlie for this procedure because he is determined to do anything to become intelligent. The scientist who will help him along his journey are Dr. strauss and Professor Nemur. They start him off by telling him he has to keep a journal and the reader is reading this short story that Charlie writes. The reader can tell that Charlie isn 't too bright just by reading the first few journal entries.
Griffin G. Norvell Putman Hour 4 15th November, 2016 Argument Essay Charlie Gordon was a 38 year-old man with a below average IQ of 68. His teacher for reading, writing, grammar, math, and other subjects, Mrs. Kinnian, had told Charlie's doctors about him. They had asked to meet Charlie, and ran a few tests with him. They talked about an experiment to help Charlie triple his IQ to 204.
If all other people like your friends, family and coworkers had something you desperately hungered for, would you truly be content with what you had? How far would you go to get what they had? In Daniel Keyes’ science fiction short story “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie is a factory worker with the humble job of a janitor. He volunteers for an experiment to increase his intelligence by performing surgeries on his brain. The experiment works at first, sending Charlie to I.Q. levels unknown, but the trial of the human brain failed and he was sent back to his ignoble beginnings.
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.
“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive Essay Have you ever wondered what it would be like making yourself smarter and/or increase your ability to learn? In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon wasn’t the smartest person in the world but, he was able to function and maintain a job. Charlie had an I.Q. of 68 before being approached by Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss. They wanted him undergo a surgery that would triple his I.Q. Charlie had the surgery and became, at one point, the smartest man in the world with an I.Q. approaching 210. After this he began to lose the intelligence, knowledge, and emotions he just recently gained.
“I feel sick inside. Not sick like for a doctor, but inside my chest it feels empty like getting punched and a heartburn at the same time.” Striving to be smart, Charlie Gordon is part of a scientific experiment to help make him intelligent. The experiment is being tested on a mouse named Algernon to see results in humans and animals. Charlie comes to be smart after days of exercising the brain, even in his sleep.
Charlie Gordon's doctors acted ethically when they performed the surgery to make him smarter. Charlie Gordon is 37 and he isn't the smartest person in the world he was a IQ of 65. Also Charlie has a mind of a five year old. So Charlie goes to night classes to get smarter. So then Charlie's teacher Miss.
Scientific experiments can have little significance. Others can change lives. In Daniel Keyes’ 1966 novel Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon partakes in an experiment designed to increase his intelligence. However, the experiment ends up failing. In Robert Louis Stevenson’s
Daniel Keyes's science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” is about a 37-year-old man that was born with a lack of intelligence. He has always been teased and made fun of for his problem. As an adult, he chooses to go to learn at school. He doesn't learn much but chooses to undergo a risky never before done surgery. The surgery promises to triple his IQ of 68 but it may not be permanent.
Written in epistolary style, the story represents a first person narrative consists of a so-called series of “Progress Reports” from a person, who can barely be suggested literate not to mention his any outstanding intellectual faculties. Charlie Gordon, the main protagonist, a mentally retarded thirty-two-year-old man, was chosen by a team of scientists to undergo an experimental surgery designed to increase his intelligence and expand his potential. Alice Kinnian, Charlie’s teacher at the Beekman College Center for Retarded Adults, has recommended him for the experiment because of his exceptional eagerness to learn. The directors of the experiment, Dr. Strauss and Professor Nemur, ask Charlie to keep a journal. The entire narrative of Flowers for Algernon is composed of the “progress reports” that Charlie writes.