For Charlie Gordon being smart is all he wants,or so he thinks, Charlie has wanted to be smart for so long for so many reasons. In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Charlie learns that if you do not know then do not worry about it. After Charlie had an operation to gain his intelligence, the most important lesson Charlie learns is that ignorance is bliss. Charlie learns the lesson of ignorance is bliss through his friendships, situations, and his conclusions he has drawn in his writings.
The novel Flowers for Algernon written by Daniel Keyes effectively explores the complex human experiences of disability and the impact that it has on individuals and society through its three major themes; Self-realisation , Alienation and loneliness and treatment of the mentally disabled by society. Through these themes this response will highlight the difficulties experienced by people with disabilities and the people in their lives. The first theme in Flowers for Algernon is self-realisation. Charlie’s new found knowledge has allowed him to have the ability to voice his needs and wants for understanding, acceptance, and love.
“Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about an adult with a mental disability. In the story we get to see viewpoints through his eyes (first person). The main character (Charlie Gordon) is an adult 37 years of age with blonde hair has a mental disability that holds him back. Introduction to the broad topic (“Flowers for Algernon”) “Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about Charlie Gordon and his life.
Human Intelligence The reason that certain events have occurred is for the human strive to gain intelligence. In the story, Flowers of Algernon, the main character is a mentally retarded adult, Charlie Gordon. In the story, he wants to become smart; and there is a surgery that can triple his IQ, but the doctors are not sure of the consequences that will occur from the surgery. The reason for this is because so far it they have only tested animals.
The science fiction novel Flowers for Algernon is narrated with progress reports written by Charlie Gordon. He introduces himself as a mentally disabled 32 year old man working at Donner’s Bakery. His progress reports are used to determine whether or not he will participate in an operation to increase intelligence. The directors of the experiment decide to use Charlie when he completes a series of tests. The surgery proves to be a success and Charlie becomes a genius.
Dupuy Kenzie Chang English Period 2 OPTION 2 WRITING ASSIGNMENT Animal and human testing is widely known to be used for aiding scientific experiments very often. People either despise it or believe it’s necessary and useful. The story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is about a man named Charlie Gordon who gets a surgery and ends up becoming temporarily smart. Was performing an experiment on Charlie Gordon ethical?
Every second of everyday people go through surgeries which sometimes end up in unpredicted symptoms. ”Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes is about a 37 year old man, named Charlie Gordon who has a mental disability. When taking a part of an operation/experiment to gradually escalate. Before Charlie had the IQ of 68 but with help of the surgery, he gains the capacity to see the world how it really is. Charlie was better off when he took the surgery because he now has the knowledge to see how people are when it comes to somebody who is different that they are.
Would you like if you knew your friend was talking behind your back? That is what happens in the Science fiction, short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. With an IQ of 68, Charlie wasn’t the smartest man, and doesn’t know why his coworkers make fun of him. He did not realize what the rude comments meant, but soon after his operation he started to recognize that the “fun” comments were actually rude. If Charlie knew what the rude comments his coworkers told him meant, he would have never went to the bar and gotten hurt.
A common expression states that ignorance is bliss. But a quote from Philip Wylie follows it with this; “Ignorance isn't bliss, It's oblivion.” The narrative by Daniel Keyes titled “Flowers for Algernon” shows the use of this quote. Charlie, the main character and narrator of the story, has the IQ of 68 which makes him the subject to an artificial intelligence operation. When Charlie’s mind improves and he starts to become smarter than everyone else, is it an advantage or a difficulty?
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.