Regressions In Flowers For Algernon

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Before there were animals, now, also humans. Scientists have begun to experiment with humans as they do with animals. In the book Flowers for Algernon the main character is a mentally challenged man named Charlie Gordon. He is motivated and enthusiastic, so his teacher recommends him for an experimental operation destinated to improve intelligence. The operation was also done to Algernon, a laboratory mouse. It turns out pretty good for both Charlie and Algernon; at least for a while. The operation shouldn’t have been done to a human; damage is caused, the experimented person is treated like an animal, and to top it is only temporary intelligence. Having an A on the first test and an F on the second one is what going through the effects of the experiment feels like. Charlie was exposed to the operation being a retarded person, after a few weeks he was a genius, then he began to regress, and in the end he was retarded like before or slightly worse. In the point where he was a genius, Charlie saw regressions in Algernon’s progress, so he concluded the effect of the operation was only temporary and at some point he was going to regress as well. There were things he tried to elongate the process, but it was useless. Any person exposed to the operation knows what will happen to them, but there is no way to avoid getting…show more content…
Algernon and Charlie had the exact same operation, the mazes Algernon had, where the tests to Charlie. They are both being watched over at all times and their behavior is recorded every single day to observe progress or regression. Sadly, Algernon suffered no mental disabilities, so Charlie was the most changed by the processes. Experimenting in humans is not natural, alternating nature’s course isn’t natural either, so why put an innocent person through the experiment if the chances of staying intelligent are
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