Charlie doesn’t want that to happen to him, but he knows it is inevitable. It is very hard to live with forgetfulness, impaired motor activity, depression, and a low IQ without any help. He has to go through the pain of knowing that the temporary intelligence he had received was all going to leave him. Charlie also does not have a stable income so it would be hard for him to learn more through an adult school like Miss Kinnian’s. By comparing Charlie’s mental state before and after the experiment, one can easily see that he was much more mentally stable before the
The war begins to interfere with his property and this is why it is a consequence. Later in the movie, Charlie loses 2 of his sons unexpectedly. The film shows how he is affected by this and his emotional state shifts. The loss of two of his sons show a negative consequence of war. It is easy to see that both Joe and Charlie suffered from physical consequences.
Charlie has gone through a lot of stress and trouble just to be smart, he then realizes that, “even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men” (Keyes 131). His goal in life is to be normal. Instead of Charlie accepting who is, he wants a change. Even though, he cannot comprehend most things that are given to him he wants to be able to live a standard, ordinary life where no one will laugh at him. Also, Charlie observes that Algernon’s surgery is slowly wearing off, he then understands that, “Deterioration progressing.
Charlie can’t choose if he is smart or not, it’s not his decision he finds out later in the book. One day in Spring Charlie’s teacher decides to enter him into a research project with more people with disabilities similar to Charlie’s. Charlie goes to the testing facility and does some test to see if he is eligible, and if he is what they are looking for. Charlie hopes and prays to be chosen, he knew he could not give up, even if his first set of test did not go as well as he wished. His prayers are answered when his teacher tells him that he is going in for further testing to make
Another one looked like two men fencing with swords.” (Keyes 19). This shows a huge increase of knowledge from Charlie. But as the story goes on, we see Charlie himself drastically changing. There is a decrease mistakes in grammar and more sophisticated language is used. Which was caused by his desperate to be intelligent that illustrates how he perseveres through the whole experiment.
Charlie showed courage because he did certain things that would make other kids cower, for example hiding a dead body, standing up to your mom, and stealing some of mad Jacks peaches. A way that Charlie shows courage is helping Jasper hide Laura’s dead body in the dam. "Then we watch her sink. It's messy and it's graceless... We have drowned
Reading is not just reading books because someone tells you to, it is the key to learning, and creating a mental picture of the world around us. Being able to read provides me with opportunities for a better future. My mom made learning to read exciting and instilled in me the possibilities that awaited me through learning to read. She allowed me to develop a love and understanding beyond my young
In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, details about Charlie’s relationships with people he works with are revealed and the first person point of view helps us understand what Charlie thinks. For instance, in “Progress Report 8-Mar 25” Charlie writes, “Joe Carp said… what did they do Charlie put some brains in you. … Frank Riley said what did you do forget your key and open the door the hard way. … Their really my friends and they really like me,” on page 188. This reveals that Charlie has relationships at work.
Charlie changes how he sees the world from three experiences. Charlie changed because of his father passing away by becoming an adult, Charlie became more confident because he protected his mother from an abusive man and had people ‘encourage’ his confidence. Finally, Charlie has changed by showing empathy towards people who are in debt of gangster that are going through hardship just like Charlie’s family. Charlie is the protagonist of the story, the Runner because he has made his character unique by showing character change, emotion and by displaying the theme of the novel through his character which has made this reading experience exceptionally
Mental illness seems to be one large theme in the novel. From the start, Charlie is shown to have problems controlling his emotions. Charlie retaliates against a fellow student who is bullying him and ends up injuring the other student badly (7). Charlie then becomes hysterical because before the incident Charlie had not done anything to the other student. Charlie’s brother had to pick him up early from school as a result (8).