Charlie should not have had the surgery. In the story “Flowers for Algernon” Daniel Keyes portrayed hope of a mentally impaired man, Charlie Gordon,the operation failed with devastating consequences. After the surgery, the social conflicts involved in Charlie's life became more aware to him. To fix people with mental challenges, like Charlie, he was made into a human experiment. Finally, when Charlie was a genius, he understood the failure of the surgery.
“Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie should not have been subject to the experimental surgery in Daniel Keyes’s “Flowers for Algernon.” The operation had many cruel side effects to an isolated social reject with a below-average IQ. Because of his impaired cognitive abilities, Charlie had to face substantial, tangible societal conflicts. Not only did he have disaccord with society, he was used as an experiment; Charlie was a test subject first and a sentient human second. As a genius, Charlie realized the experiment’s folly. Despite Charlie’s strife with society, he was wrongly used for the experiment.
The doctor’s greed caused the musician’s life to perish. Since the doctor was selfish it lead to the musician wanting to steal the phonograph from him which basically ended with the doctor ready with a lead pipe to protect the phonograph. Like in the story two men’s greed lead to one man's death, and ruined the peace. A musician had come to listen to the phonograph, as he listened it was like everything was ok and peaceful, and it was like there was no war going on. Once the musician came to
The way you speak says a lot about you. Victor created his creature in a manner that even he was afraid of it and ran off, so he never had the opportunity to show him how to speak. However, the monster learned to speak and act in a very proper manner. The eloquence and persuasiveness make it easier as a reader to sympathise with Victor’s creation because you learn he’s not evil, has humane characteristics, and forget he’s a monster. Rejected by his creator, the monster seeks shelter, however, he is disoriented and with the basic concepts that will allow him to survive.
Charlie examines their credentials as such, “I believe that Dr. Nemur was afraid of further delay because he was worried someone else might make a discovery along these lines and take the credit from him. Dr. Strauss on the other hand might be called a genius, although I feel that his areas of knowledge are too limited.” (Keyes 297). Even if Charlie was suspicious and paranoid, seeing the world greatly impacted him because through his experiences he realized how he was previously, before the surgery. One of his experiences was at a diner where a mentally handicapped boy worked. He dropped and broke a plate and then was ridiculed by the customers.
Miss Evers and Dr. Brodus were taking part in an unethical act when they took advantage of the men in terms of their lack of knowledge and money. Miss Evers and the Doctor knew very well that the men were uneducated and poor, so they used these two factors to gain their own personal gain. The study would ultimately prove that everyone, no matter the color of their skin, is equal when it comes to the disease of syphilis. The intention behind manipulating the men was not for the greater good of society, but instead was for the greater good of Dr. Brodus and Miss Evers. Although the actions of Dr. Brodus and Miss Evers prove to be unethical, I also find the actions to be unprofessional.
Charlie is still a boy in his mind and for him to go through being dumb, than smart, than dumb again will put him over the edge. I’m not sure that the doctors even told charlie about the effects that the surgery could bring in the future. So we have a man that's not intelligent enough to make a decision, wants to be smart, and has no idea of the risks of the surgery. From all that information i’d say that Charlie made the wrong decision.
This is true, but the thing is emotions like anger and sadness only make us more human. Everyone has emotions like these so why is it so bad when Charlie has them. Another argument the opposing side has is that after the surgery Charlie became self aware about his “friends” and was fired from his job. I think it was good Charlie got away from his “friends” because Charlie could have been physically hurt instead of emotionally. It’s shown throughout the book that Charlie’s “friends” were hurting him and going to horrible heights to exploit Charlie’s mental
Severe damages to the body would be the result to these experiments (Josef par.5). Mengele would even remove their vital organs while they were awake on the table (Victims par.4). Dr. Mengele did not think the effects of his experiments were anything more than science. In the name of science many suffered and died tragically. The people he worked on were not people they were filthy people, test subjects, lab rat, or even an animal.
The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of the characters, also known as omniscient, which helps the reader identify the isolation Griffin puts himself in. Griffin is an experimental investigator and he was fascinated by being invisible and what he could do that visible people could not do, for instance, fraud or crime with little to no repercussions. After prosperously testing his procedure on a feline he tested it on himself. From Griffin’s point of view, becoming invisible would be freeing from the state he was in, albino. Being an albino had multiple setbacks because people were more fascinated by his rare condition and less intrigued by knowing him as a person.