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.
After the experiment, Charlie begins to experience many problems caused by his increased intelligence. The book concludes with Charlie writing a report called Algernon-Gordon effect and reverting back to his original intelligence. Charlie wants to be smarter because, “If your
As a genius Charlie knew the unalterable, impending effects that were imminent. Obviously the surgery had failed! Since Algernon died, Charlie could realistically expect his own demise. Although Charlie’s intellect soared beyond specified predictions, the failure of the surgery, quite shocking for Charlie, was an uncontrollable variable! The doctors, opportunists could not rectify, remedy this traumatic outcome.
In the book Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a 32 year old who is not smarter than the average man. Charlie has a mental disability that makes him have a lower IQ than most people. Charlie has a deep desire to increase his intelligence so he can become sociable and interact with other people. He undergoes an operation that could increase his intelligence, which it does. Now that his !
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.
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
Sam Duong Mrs. Veitch Period 6 Date 2/15/18 Intelligence as a Car Many things in this world are like cars. Cars may seem better at first yet, they actually cause more harm than help. This was the case in the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes.
His spelling and punctuation is the same as it was before the surgery, and there are also some of the same personality traits. He is, for instance, very hopeful, “But if I try and practis very hard maybe Ill get a little smarter and know what all the words are.” (p.22-23). In the end, he knows how everybody feels sorry for him, and he does not enjoy that feeling, so he decides to move away to get a fresh start. He seems to be somewhat at peace with not being as intelligent as he once was, but he still wants to learn and understand things like he used to be able
As of January 1, 1989, the population of South Korea was estimated to be approximately 42.2 million. Although South Korea has historically been growing at a steady rate, since the 2000s, South Korea has been struggling with a low birthrate, leading some studies to suggest that if current population trends hold, the country's population will be extinct by the year 2750. This decline in population growth rate can be attributed to the success of both federal and state birth control and awareness programs that President Syngman Rhee (1948-1960) enacted. Although the Christian churches were set on starting a family planning movement supported by the overwhelming amount of Christians in South Korea in 1957, it wasn’t until 1962 that Park Chung Hee, brought to light that this program instead of achieving the intended positives that would come with the rapidly increasing population was that it would actually undermine economic growth.
Do you want to know the effects of having an operation to make you smarter how you will feel afterwards and if the knowledge you obtained will stick with you , If so you should probably read this essay based on the story “Flowers FOr Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes . The story is about a 37 year old Charlie Gordon who decides to get an brain operation that will make him smarter but after the operation he is not as happy so I don 't think charlie should have gotten the operation . NOw here are the reasons why Charlie should not have had the operation . First before Charlie got the operation ,No he was not the smartest person but he was happy and he had what he thought were friends , but after he was smarter than all his friends were making
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. Charlie should have had the surgery because the world changed for the better. The world as he viewed it was completely different after the surgery. As his IQ increased charlie noticed a reasonable amount of changes in the world around him.
Sometimes we understand that we aren’t as smart as everyone else is. Some people have the knowledge of Albert Einstein while the others have the knowledge of a five-year-old. In the story, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is given the opportunity to become smarter. This experience is great for him and this is why - he’s a 37-year old man who can’t really spell, use correct grammar, and punctuate very well.
Flowers For Algernon Daniel Keyes Do you want to see someone get experimented on and tested on then you should read the story “ Flowers For Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes. In the story Charlie Gordon is the main character in the story he is mentally challenged man he is often made fun of . Charlie was smart at a point in his life, but he has lost all of it. Should he get an operation to make him smart again?
Charlie Gordon always wanted to be smart “’…I want to be a genius…’’’ and he had a chance to and he took that chance. The surgery was very risky although it paid off Charlie loved to be smart. He also got smarter than the doctors predicted In fact Charlie got smarter Than Dr. Strauss and continued the doctor’s work.