Daniel Keyes 's science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” is about a mentally retarded man named Charlie Gordon. Throughout life he hasn 't always been the smart one. He wants to change that, and by doing this he wants to do an operation that will expand his learning and his IQ will triple. Charlie met a mouse named Algernon, Algernon is going through this experiment as well. Charlie 's relationship with Algernon isn 't the best, Charlie 's hated him so much because Algernon kept winning in the test the doctors did with them.
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. First off, one reason Charlie should not have gotten the surgery is the depression and suicidal thoughts it came with for
For the patient, Charlie, it is going to take a great effort to get back to a normal life, in fact it may be impossible because he is going to move away now from where he is used to and this will greatly effect his quality of life. However ,others may argue that the doctors in Flowers for Algernon were ethical. The doctors did tell Charlie some of what they were doing yet not all. For example, at first he did not know why he was racing Algernon, the mouse. Others may also say, at least he got what he wanted, to be smart for a little while, therefore his quality of life was not affected greatly.
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.
The conflict in the short story is that Charlie Gordon wants to be smart, he will soon get a operation done and be like everyone else but better. Once he was smart his brain started to deteriorate. The author showed the conflict by Charlie's progress reports. Throughout the progress reports you can see he starts to have a better IQ than starts going back to his normal IQ. In the script it only say that Charlie believes that everyone thinks he is killing himself at his pace [par.9
Destiny of the Republic is one the first novel I have read by Candice Millard, but based on Candice Millard work it kept me very hooked throughout the reading and it was an eye-opener in how technology took place in this novel in how it wasn 't effective in the surgery of James Garfield in trying to heal his infections from the bullet wound. When technology is such a great factor in today 's society how we ca n’t live without it today and how Americans today will go beyond crazy if we didn 't have the resources that we have today. So it makes me realize how everyone struggled tremendously during the 1800s, specifically with
Your parents are doctors and you have to be one too. You of course are very smart (its in your genetics) and since your eyes are different you can't see and are going to become a bad driver. How long did it take you to see that I was listing stereotypes. Putting you in the chains that people place on Asian Americans. You may say that you don't think these things.
People should always take a risk to improve themselves especially if there is nothing to lose. “Flowers for Algernon” is a unique short story about ethics and self-improvement written by Daniel Keyes. The main character, Charles Gordon has a low IQ, but goes through some surgery to have his IQ increase three times. Readers experience his mental change through his many progress reports and can read about how his intelligence rapidly spikes at an alarming rate. After his IQ level reached the peak, it decreased as quickly as it increased.
The purpose of this essay is to analyze its stereotypes against Tourette projected by the media through its characterization. Brad Cohen had a syndrome that makes weird noises and sounds, which was quite difficult for him to grow up. He got bullied by his mates and scolding from his teachers and principal. Besides, his dad did not understand his disease and felt that his child is a big headache for him. Meanwhile, his divorced mother was very supportive and helped him to find the solution to his Tourette’s.
On the other hand, it is good to identify the bad things we do to change and improve, but no one will ever be perfect because we are all human beings. “That’s for boys and you’re a girl, hey you’re ugly.” The victim, a person harmed as a result of a crime, accident or action. I was more than once a victim, but this experience harmed my life in so many ways and it is the time to say it. My experience was not one time but it was from the sixth grade to the seventh grade. The class it was going was P.E, my last class of the day, this boy would always tell me something about things about myself.
Who is Charlie Gordon? Charlie Gordon is a mentally regressed that has a surgery to make himself as smart or smarter than an average man. After His surgery has many good and bad experiences, he also starts having moral questions about the surgery while he experiences the side effects. The question is was he better off before or after the surgery. Charlie Gordon was better off after the surgery.
Dr. Daniel Ivankovich wants to reach out to the people who cannot seek medical attention since they do not have money to pay for it. He thinks it is unfair for someone’s health to continuously worsen, only because they are not insured. When Ivankovich became aware of this issue, he opened his own clinic and promised to help people whether or not they were able to pay for it. Dr. Ivankovich has performed over 600 surgeries and helped more than 100,000 people during his career as a surgeon. He “knows he can’t fix everybody” he said, “but my goal is to be the battering ram to help break down the barriers to get these patients the care and the resources they need" (Ivankovich).
Many of us would think that progress is the best thing that it can happen because as the word says we are progressing to something better. But that’s not the case in the progressive Era yes it was good but it was happening too fast for the people. There were inventions that people have never Seen before, new ideas were emerging from science. People were being exposed to ideas that were very different to what they being raised. The relationship between science and progress in the progressive Era is that science is Was better understand as we progress was occurring.