Although, if Charlie did not have the surgery, he would not have had the experience of becoming super smart. Charlie would agree with me that he did not feel happy with himself that he had the surgery. He decided that he wanted to leave New York because he was so embarrassed about pulling a “Charlie Gordon.” Charlie should not have had the surgery because, before the surgery, he had the motivation to become smart, and after the surgery, he became depressed and realized that the world plus the people in it are
Equality knows he is smart, because he was constantly reminded of his transgression of having a quicker mind than his brothers growing up. He isn’t quite sure what to do with his intelligence, but he knows that he wants to be accepted into the House of Scholars so he can use it to learn and support his community by making it better. However, being too smart is considered a sin amongst his society, and he is made a Street Sweeper by the Council of Vocations so that he can’t put his gift to use. His curiosity, despite it getting him in trouble, helps him educate himself about his surroundings. For example, while experimenting with a dissected frog, he discovers electricity through a copper wire and this eventually leads him to create a light bulb
But now that Thomas knows what WICKED is capable of, he can only think of what horrible plans might be made for his and friends’ future. This passage reflects the author’s message of the theory of yin yang- right when you believe your life is about to get easier, something corrupt gets in the way to equal out the good and the bad. Now that Thomas has experience with WICKED’s ways, he considers that since they are being treated so nicely they will soon be smacked in the face with something opposite to an easier life. I feel the theory of yin yang when each school year concludes. No school means no getting up early in the morning, no classes, and no studying.
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. If you are going to change yourself or others, you must trust yourself, and be confident in your own
However, he kept the job because he thought of it as temporary. Soon after entering his new job, he was given a task by Alfred Blalock, who needed assistance. The task was to help Dr. Blalock find a way to treat traumatic shock. Vivien never earned a medical degree, so he used his smartness and little
In Daniel Keyes’s “Flowers for Algernon” , Charlie Gordon should have had the operation. To begin, this operation was a good idea because he gets a chance to contribute to science. He “feels that [the Algernon-Gordon Effect] is an important discovery.” Evidently, Charlie wants to prevent people from suffering the side effects of the operation before he does Charlie’s decision to have the operation guides him to accept himself after losing his gained knowledge. He accepts the fact that he is“ the first dumb person in the world who ever found out somthing importent for sience.” For the same reason, he feels that he benefited for the better from the experiment.
Another example was when Brother taught Doodle how to walk because he did not like having a brother who was different, but in the happiness of the moment when Doodle could finally walk, he thought, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride.”(347) This shows that he taught Doodle to walk to benefit for himself. He felt selfish when he realized this was mostly for him and not for Doodle. He was being self-centered, and only think of the benefits for himself rather than
“... I was angry at first when Dr. Strauss told me I was giving Dr. Nemer a complex.” (Keyes 236) During this time period Charlie was smarter than his doctors. Charlie didn 't understand the effects. Therefore,if he did,he wouldn 't had the surgery done and contributed to science with the
Adults tell kids that they will grow up and likely be successful and have a satisfying life, but in The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger says that growing up isn’t necessarily good. He says that people are kinder and more tolerant towards children, and as people grow up, they have to worry more about doing good. Innocence is bliss, because younger people don’t realize all of the negativity around them because people are trying to shelter them from unpleasant realities. However, as people grow up, they will notice more negativity because they will come to see evil in life and become more skeptical about the way the world works.
“Colville grinned. ‘Guess I’m not the only one who’s big on symbols, eh?’ ‘Fuck you.’” (Aker, 104) This shows that at first Reef has no respect for Colville at all, as seen through his language. As Reef is getting more accustomed towards North Hill, he cuts back on his language, “Reef returned his stare without blinking. ‘I wasn’t the one who came up with this family room sh-’ he paused for just a second, remembering how his profanity had earned him more than a few ‘extra jobs’ since day one.” (Aker, 142) this shows that while Reef cut back on his cursing so he won’t get an “extra job”, he also respected Colville by doing so. “‘Sorry, Frank,’ Reef said as he climbed into the pickup.” (Aker, 283) This shows the Reef finally respects Colville enough to apologize to him.