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.
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.
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.
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.
Brother was self-absorbed because he tried not to have Doodle come with him everywhere. He was mad about having to follow all the rules so he discouraged Doodle from even coming. 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.
(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. In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger shows growing up as something bad, since younger people don’t realize things that they start to notice as they grow older that will make them more cynical 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.
I’ve come to terms that not all memories are happy but they are the reasons happy ones can be so much better. That being said, I’ve grown up fortunate. I have a happy family with both parents, a house, and I’ve never been deprived in a survival way. Watching the PBS video I was sad with how many letters Andre Fenton was receiving of people wanting to erase their memories, one guy even going as far to say he wouldn’t mind even if it meant losing all of his memories. At first, I thought how amazing it could be if we could erase memories because I first thought of criminals possibly getting a second chance-if they were able to start completely fresh.
He explains that with their company, that will motivate him to find ways to complete the job quicker and easier, finding efficient methods. At the time, John did not know how to react, he smiled big and pulled his suit coat together, sits up straight, and says “I am your guy!” He was told he would hear back within a couple
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.
Charlie Gordon is a simple minded 32 year old. The first piece of evidence showed that he has a basic mindset and would stick to what he was told by his mother, even in situations when the advice isn’t applicable. Additionally, the fact that he did not understand simple instructions reveal that Charlie is not that clever. On page 9, it is confirmed that Charlie is mentally retarded as he has an IQ of 68. However, he is still hard working and wished to get the surgery done so he could become smarter.
“ The measure of intelligence is the ability to change, ” (Einstein). This shows that the more changing that happens is how much intelligence one has not how intellectual they are. In the short story “Flowers of Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes, a boy named Charlie Gordon is mentally impaired with an IQ of sixty-eight. It is hard for him to function in real society. He has to take tests and do things an average person would be able to do easily.