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.
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.
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.
Can a mentally incapable man become really smart in a few weeks? Charlie Gordon in the book “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. A Science fiction character Charlie Gordon, who is mentally challenged and wanted to be like others. Charlie Gordon wants to be smart and be normal like others. He is a grown man the age of 38 with mental issues.
"I want to be smart," (Keyes 1). Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged man with an I.Q. of 68 was the first person to undergo a new, controversial operation to make him more intelligent. New technologies like the surgery Charlie had can have positive, negative and a mixture of both effects. Because of the operation, Charlie was able to grow emotionally and intellectually but was also subjected to unknown consequences of the surgery. Charlie going through with the surgery provided new information for the medical and science field but at the same time there is an issue with the morality of the surgery.
Charlie by, Lee Maracle is about a young Indian boy who goes to a catholic school. Charlie dreams about going outside and exploring but the school will punish him if he does. One a day a group of kids including Charlie sneak out to go to one of their families houses. When they get their Charlie leaves to go to his family’s cabin. Unfortunately his long journey is cut short by frost bite and he dies of hypothermia.
Two Ends of the Spectrum: Behavioural Isolation It’s a scenario that is common, if not heartbreaking. Someone who is different is ridiculed, taught to try and hide what him or her unique, and grows up hating who they really are. In America, young girls are taught that “beautiful” means light-skinned, blue-eyed, and blond-haired; in China, beautiful exemplifies pale skin, long, glossy black hair, and big eyes- because that is what surrounds us. That is the norm.
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.
Flowers for Algernon report Flowers for Algernon is a story about Charlie Gordon, a mentally impaired man working at a bakery, and going to school. One day, he has the opportunity to have an operation done on him to make him smarter, and he accepts. He eventually goes on to fall in love, meet his family again, and write a report on "The Algernon-Gordon effect" which states the operation's effects last only as long as the improvement does. As for the symbolism in Flowers for Algernon, I think the story symbolizes "rebirth" in Charlie Gordon.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination,”(Einstein). Most people do not realize grades do not measure intelligence and age does not define maturity. The short story, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, is about a thirty-seven year old man named Charlie Gordon. He is a mentally disabled man who has an IQ of 68. As the subject of an experiment in human engineering, Charlie earns artificial intelligence that triples his IQ to 200; but this action came with more costs than benefits.
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.