First of all, ever since Charlie was a kid, he has always wanted to fit in and be smart. If you were ever in his position, made fun of and unknowing, you would want to do anything to fit in and be smart. Well, he actually got the chance to do that, to be what he´s always wanted, smart. Yes there was a downside to it like becoming dumb again or realizing he has been getting made fun of
The surgery proves to be a success and Charlie becomes a genius. 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
Although the operation done on Charlie was not a success, it still improved Charlie’s life for the better. The operation gave him a stronger EQ as well as a much more positive mindset and goal in life. He was also given an option to take the surgery, by Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss. That is why the surgery used to triple Charlie’s IQ is ethical. “204” Charlie sees everything in a new light.
Throughout the story, the readers watch how Charlie is able to find himself and break out of his quiet shell with the recognition his friends give him. Charlie has his first kiss and girlfriend, gets high at a party, is the lead actor in a group performance of ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'' and even stands straight up on his feet in fast moving car. These are normally not what a person who keeps to himself would do. With this in mind, we can see how Charlie's personal identity develops from the kid on the sidelines to the kid in the spotlight,
Charlie is picked to have an experimental surgery that will make him become more intelligent. After the surgery, Charlie becomes smart extremely quickly and learns many things such as how to read and write properly, how his friends were making fun of him, also finds out he is in love with Ms. Kinnian and became friends with a mouse named Algernon, who also had the surgery
“I dont know why Im dumb agen or what I did wrong maybe its becaus I dint try hard enuff.” (Keyes, 85) In the story, “Flowers for Algernon” and man named Charlie Gordon doesn’t have the same opportunities as some people do today, he doesn’t know the feeling of getting a good grade on a test you studied hard for. Charlie has mental disabilities that makes it harder for him to learn, Charlie is 37 and his IQ is 68%. There’s something out there that has Charlie trying so hard to learn, Charlie wants to be “smart enough” to get an operation that will make him smarter, if only he knew the future causes that were soon to come. Charlie should not of had the operation because it only made things worse. The first reason why Charlie should of got the operation is because he only got worse.
Charlie did not even benefit that well from being a test subject in the experiment. Similarly, the treatment of Charlie was not very ethical because he was not treated specially for his mental state of disability. Lastly, this surgery did not provide enough benefits to even dent the weight of his unethical death. In the story Charlie was used because of his inferior intelligence and not treated well enough as he should have which led to his wrongful death. This story was fictional, but the use and abuse of human test subjects is
Charlie should not have gotten the surgery because his intelligence gained from the operation is not permanent this causes him serious pain. When he has had the surgery, he may die this affects Charlie greatly he also gets suicidal thoughts. Lastly,Charlie has no friends or family towards the end and the surgery causes all these problems for Charlie. This story is about a person named Charlie, who has a learning disability and has had surgery to fix this and allow him to become smarter, but with this, he gets many dreadful side effects. The treatment was an unsatisfactory idea and Charlie should not have the opportunity to get surgery how would he know if it is a effective idea or not.
In other words, from the surgery, Charlie realizes that Charlie wants to please people and make them happy, and therefore thinks his knowledge will help him build stronger friendships. However, he realizes that his surgery has distanced himself from his coworkers and friends. People are afraid and do not trust him, thinking he has done something evil and dishonest. From this experience, Charlie realizes that what people look for isn’t just intelligence but also personality. If he didn’t have the surgery, Charlie would always yearn for intelligence and not perceive that honesty and dependability are often more valued than his intellectual
This part is become interesting for me because Charlie was a kind of shy person and this is his first date ever and a girl who date him is something different for the other girls so I think it is more challenged to Charlie. I can’t figure it out how Charlie deal with this so I become interested what happens next and read more. The way it is written was amazing because it is in form of letter then every event in the story didn’t write direct or on point, you need to think deeper meaning of it. I enjoy reading this book and other can enjoy it because it is mix emotion felt