What is it like to be perfect? To be smart and exceed at every challenge you come across. What if you were challenged in life and finally got the opportunity to show people what you are made up of, just too within a couple of days lose it all? In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, Charlie faces some challenges when it comes down to holding knowledge. Charlie is 37 years old and is incapable of thinking and writing like an adult.
Before the operation, he was not that smart, as he states: “Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart” (Keyes, 285). However, he could still learn more through Miss Kinnian’s Adult School. Like Algernon the mouse, Charlie could die of the side effects of increasing human intelligence. It did make him smart for a short period of time, but it eventually wore off and led to problems that Charlie did not have before.
Charlie Gordon has taught us never to take our gifts for granted. In the story ¨Flowers for Algernon¨ by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man. He is given the opportunity of a lifetime to raise his I.Q. from 68 to 200+. That is making Charlie´s I.Q. raise about three times from his original I.Q. of 68. Charlie then decides that he will have the artificial intelligence (A.I.) surgery because, Charlie believes that he will fit in and make more friends.
(144). Atticus is being a truthful person to his daughter because she wants to know what this derogatory slur is, and he tells her. Granted, it is his personal opinion, but it is an accurate one. Finally, “’ If you had been on that jury, son, and eleven other boys like you, Tom would be a free man’” (295).
My new mantra for life became “Train harder and smarter.” My new mindset allowed me to achieve long-term success while not compromising my health and encouraging self-destructive behavior. The perfectionism and diligence I had developed after years of training translated into my schoolwork. My hard work and attention to detail allowed me to maintain high marks throughout high school; however, it made me obsess over results by putting too much pressure on myself and getting frustrated when my grades were short of my expectations. As a result, I found an efficient way to structure my studying so I could get good grades while enjoying the process of learning and not burning myself out.
This vital lesson is not just important to Stargirl. In Stargirl, this lesson can be applied to any bullying situation, they might feel less confident because they are hiding who they really are. It can also be applied to Albert Einstein and how he was always told he was stupid but he trusted himself and achieved great goals. Finally, it can be applied to our lives because It resembles our journey through 6th grade and how we have become more confident in ourselves.
Charlie Gordon should have underwent the artificial intelligence surgery. He wanted to be more intelligent, he finally understood his surroundings and he contributed to the study of increasing A.I. Charlie wanted to be more intelligent. For example he wouldn’t have went to Miss Kinnians class or he would have never
That just basically states that more skills are used at the blue collar job level than at the white collar job level. I think Mike Rose was successful in being persuasive when he wrote this. I think he was successful because he not only states the jobs that require extra learning in the essay but he uses his own connection. He put his mother in the essay and talks about her work life and he puts in his uncle’s work life and talks about his transition to a higher position and the problems he had.
Pro-Operation Imagine having the intelligence of a kindergartener, and you have the chance to become a genius, but potentially only for a little bit. Would you take that risk? Charlie Gordon, the protagonist in author Daniel Keye’s, Flowers for Algernon made the right choice by undergoing a life changing operation. If Charlie did not have the surgery he would not have had a personal relationship with Miss Kinnian, he wouldn’t have experienced the real world, and science wouldn’t have progressed towards their research.
In a more fictional context, Harry Potter’s parents were killed when he was a very young age. He struggled for years to achieve his full potential as a child, and it was only through the help of his friends Hermione, and Ron that he was able to fulfill his great potential and defeat Voldemort. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are plenty of stories of people like Jonathan, who have so much potential but see it go to waste because of friends who don’t push him to aspire for more. Athletes are especially culpable in this respect, for example Johnny Manziel, a promising young quarterback, has basically destroyed his career because his friends let him drink and have fun as opposed to making sure he focuses on his game. It is human nature to seek the
The operation on Charlie was a success. He was becoming smarter every day, even outsmarting the doctors and everyone around him. But after a couple of weeks, Charlie starts to forget his memories and slowly starts to lose his intelligence. Charlie Gordon 's decision to do the operation had many negative affects on his life.
Flowers for Algernon. Was Charlie better off before or after his surgery, and did Charlie deserve what he got in return for getting the surgery? Charlie Garden was a mentally challenged 37 year old. When he was given the opportunity to become smarter he took it. He was very smart for a while but went back to his old self after a certain amount of time.
He takes the A.I surgery to become smart and it tripled is I.Q from 68 to 204. Charlie Gordon should have the A.I surgery. Charlie felt new emotions, he was a problem solver and he contributed to science. Also, Charlie felt new emotions.
I’ve become more confident in my writing. More willing to express myself. Grades aren’t important to me but good grades are necessary. Any cheater could get good grades but it’s more about the mystery of the skill and if you actually learned and understood.