Charlie Gordon should not have had the surgery because of the tragic outcomes. While Daniel Keyes in “Flowers for Algernon” portrayed hope of a mentally impaired man, the procedure failed with overwhelming results. First, Charlie realized that the society had turned against him when he gained the mental capability. Then, both Dr. Namur and Dr. Strauss sacrificed Charlie as a human experiment. Lastly, while Charlie still obtained knowledge, he understood the failure of the surgery. While Charlie was still intelligent, the social part of his life turned against him.
Charlie had this incredible desire to be smart. He wanted to be intelligent he wanted to be accepted into society. The drive he had to be someone to himself is what took to where he need to go. He was the one who took himself to night school. He is the one got himself a job at the factory. He was the one decided to get the operation. The motivation Charlie had to become smart helped him through the journey. He learned to love miss zinnia and learned to do so many this because of his motivation. Sometimes motivation is all you need to get
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. However, after the surgery, Charlie finds intelligence was a nice treat but was far from an importance in life and only took him away from what truly mattered. One could believe Charlie was wrong to undergo the surgery because of the side effects that came with the surgery such as physical and emotional instability, and amnesia, the depresion it came with, and how he lost all of his friends and loved ones with his extreme intelligence.
In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, a mentally challenged, thirty-seven year old man named Charlie Gordon received a once in a lifetime opportunity- he may be able to triple his intelligence. The experiment- which was not tested on humans- was run by two doctors: Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss. The medical professionals were opportunists and would try anything for the experiment to work- even permanently subdue humans. Charlie dreamed that his chance to be an average, intelligent man would arrive. Charlie was blind to the hardships he would face. These hardships are extremely difficult to overcome by a mortal man. The thoughts of being rejected by society, becoming a human guinea
“Those who use others are stupid but those who are used are even more stupid” (Internet). Charlie Gordon, the main character in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, ended up being in worse condition after undergoing a surgical procedure that was supposed to heighten his intelligence. Furthermore, the scientists unfortunately did not use ethics or take enough care in treating Charlie causing his now worse condition to be their own fault. Their greed led them to abuse and take advantage of Charlie, a very gullible and persuadable because of his low intelligence, and their mistakes led Charlie to his death, the ultimate sacrifice. The choice of using Charlie Gordon in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, for an intelligence altering surgery was unethical and biased.
"Flowers for Algernon" is the short story of a man named Charlie Gordon. Charlie is a 37 year old man. He is not very smart. He has an IQ lower than 70, but he wants to be smart like the rest of the people in his life. He doesn’t want to be dumb anymore. Charlie has an operation done to him to make him smarter. In order to get this operation done Charlie has to take a series of tests. Charlie's doctors, Dr. Nemur and Dr. Straus, need him to take the tests to see if he is the right person to use for the operation. They do use him for the operation, the operation they give him is supposed to make him very smart. When the doctors preform the operation they are supposed to make very ethical medical decisions. Ethics are moral standards that show you right from
In “Flowers for Algernon,” Daniel Keyes wrote that Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68, and is in Mrs. Kinnian’s night class for slow adults. Charlie may be dumb, but he was so happy before the surgery and he had a job and “friends.” The reason that Charlie Gordon was better off before the surgery is because he had the motivation to become smart, and after the surgery he becomes depressed and realizes that the world plus the people in it are cruel.
There is an important theme in the story Flowers for Algernon By Daniel Keyes. It is a fiction novel about a thirty year old man who has been battling to overcome an intellectual deficit all of his life and has an opportunity to become more intelligent than he ever had imagined through an experimental operation. He takes the opportunity and in a few weeks he becomes a genius for a short time before his itelligence receded as fast as it increased. The author includes many important themes throughout the passage. Daniel Keyes develops the theme that intelligence doesn’t affect who you truly are through Charlie’s experiences both before and after the operation.
Entering a rocket, risking life, exhilarating adventures waiting. Travelling to the moon, to the endless possibilities in outer space, just like what 37 year old Charlie Gordon feels in the science fiction short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. He has a surgery, risking his life. There are highs and lows waiting for him the minute the surgery is complete. The operation is meant to increase his intelligence and with intelligence he can touch the sky. With education, there are endless possibilities. In the story, Charlie does not know how to read, write, or spell. After his surgery, he meets
Think of something you would want to change about yourself. In Flowers for Algernon Charlie Gordon took the risk of doing something no one has ever done before. Charlie was a happy 37 year old man with a low IQ who was naive to the world. Charlie had a goal. When he had a chance to change himself for the better, he took it. There were many losses but there were also many benefits. Charlie Gordon should have had the surgery because the world changed for the better, he met Algernon, and advanced science.
Did you know that 2% of the world population has a low I.Q. of 68 or less? If you got the chance to improve your I.Q. would you? Charlie Gordon got that chance! In the sci-fi story, “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie Gordon is a mentally challenged man, with a low I.Q. of 68. Charlie wanted to learn and be smart, but his disability won 't let him, therefore some doctors come in and talk to Charlie and sees that he wants to learn so they give him a chance. They put him through a surgery to get artificial intelligence, which will triple his I.Q. Charlie Gordon 's life was a lot better after the surgery. Charlie 's I.Q. skyrocketed, he finally felt true emotion, and contributed to science.
Did Charlie Gordon's doctors act ethically? Ethics are what a person feels , how a person feels , and what society accepts, ethics has nothing to being religious. Ethics are a set of guide lines. Charlie Gordon is a eager and hardworking man, he had a place to live and a job. There was only one thing wrong with him-he was "mentally retarded." All Charlie wanted was to be smart, he had an IQ of 68. Charlie Gordon's doctors didn’t act ethically.
In the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keys, a man named Charles Gordon decides to receive brain surgery. He was hoping that the surgery would increase his intellectual ability, but he should not have chosen to receive the operation. All of the mice, including Algernon, died during the experiment. While Algernon was relapsing, Charlie was expelled from his job. After he lost his job, his intelligence started to deteriorate and had a high probability of dying. Although the surgery on the mice was successful in the beginning, Algernon later lost the intellect he gained.
If scientist were ever to raise a person’s IQ there may be risks like death. In the story Flowers for Algernon there is a guy named Charlie. He really enjoys learning, but he has an IQ of 68. When Dr. Strauss and Nemur look for someone who wants to have their intelligence increased. Charlie’s teacher, Miss Kinnian, suggests Charlie to the doctors. Charlie also agrees to have the surgery and is excited, but the increased artificial intelligence has many risks. The doctors made a terrible choice in choosing Charlie Gordon for the increased intelligence surgery, in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
The short story Flowers for Algernon is about a 37 year old man with learning disabilities. He agrees to take on an operation which will enhance his speed of learning and hopefully will make him 2 times smarter. Although the operation goes as planned in my opinion the man, Charlie, has changed negatively through it.