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
He ended getting a scholarship to Yale because of his high IQ and smartness. This book relates to racism because of Roberts experiences going to an expensive college/university. He found the people going there were privileged and spoiled rich man kids that commented his skin color, but also background (the area he came from). Even tough we want to believe racism is over, we cant, wherever we go today, there will be racism.
After the operation during his period of intelligence, Charlie has dinner with Miss Kinnian, his former teacher and current friend. Charlie tries to avoid all discussions of intellectual concepts, trying to “keep the conversation on a simple, everyday level, but she just stared at me blankly and asked me what I meant about the mathematical variance equivalent in Dorbermann’s Fifth Concerto. When I tried to explain she stopped me and laughed. I guess I got angry, but I suspect I’m approaching her on the wrong level,” (Keyes 18). As Charlie is exponentially smarter than others, he cannot communicate with those he considers important people in his life after the surgery.
The main character, Charlie Gordon the mentally retarded 32-year-old man, has the opportunity to triple his IQ of 68 by utilizing a brain operation. This operation has never been tested before, and Charlie will be the first human to go through with this experiment. Charlie decides to go through with the operation. The state that pre-surgery Charlie is in only allows him to fit in a society like a puzzle piece, but it prohibits Charlie from forming worthwhile relationships with the people around him. Most people make fun of Charlie for his lack of intelligence, while others feel sorry for him and see no clear reasons to form a meaningful friendship after the surgery.
In the book Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a 32 year old who is not smarter than the average man. Charlie has a mental disability that makes him have a lower IQ than most people. Charlie has a deep desire to increase his intelligence so he can become sociable and interact with other people. He undergoes an operation that could increase his intelligence, which it does. Now that his !Q has increased as a result of the surgery, he feels as if his life will improve but it does not.
Charlie Wilson, an exceptional neurosurgeon, was described as being able to imagine a whole surgery before actually doing it, so by the time he did the surgery it was second nature to him. Michael Jordan was considered a “physical genius” because he could overcome obstacles his team faced and achieve victory; whereas Karl Malone was identified as “just good” because he couldn’t do the same thing. The nannies interviewed in “Maid in L.A” stated that the children they cared for were disrespectful and didn’t like to be told what to do, so they began giving them incentives and treats to get them to do what they were told. In “Santa Land,” the main character, Sedaris, used his imagination to make his job more interesting, such as telling parents that they’d receive their Christmas pictures in August instead of December. Sedaris also worked at the Magic Window and had to repeat the same phrase hundreds of times a day, so instead of saying “Step on the Magic Star and you can see Santa!,” he changed it to “Step on the Magic Star and you can see
surgery because, Charlie believes that he will fit in and make more friends. The artificial intelligence surgery is temporary, but Charlie still wants the artificial intelligence surgery done. Charlie Gordon is way better off having the artificial intelligence surgery because, Charlie became aware of who people really are, he can make advancements in science, and lastly Charlie can understand what is going on around him.
While a surgeon might be very good at their work, if using these robots is new to him, the probability of making some mistakes during the procedure is relatively high. A surgeon experienced with using these robots is the greatest assurance you can get when preparing for an operation. The Future of Robotic Surgery Just last month, John, a 59-year-old man in Auckland, New Zealand became the first man in that country to undergo a specialized robotic surgery. The man, who was diagnosed with oral cancer last July, decided to undergo a robotic surgery because he believed it would be more accurate in removing the tumor and that he would have a shorter recovery time. Just over a month since the operation and John has already resumed his daily runs.
Did you know that the normal iq is 100 Charlie had the iq of 68.He wanted to get smarter so he wanted to get a operashun done to make him smart and having this operation ruined his life. Charlie was better before surgery because he had a lot more friends that liked to laugh with him “we had a lot of fun at the factory today. Joe Carp said hey look where charlie had the operashun what did they do put some brains in.” and they went out to drink and party. Charlie was also better off before his surgery because at the end of the story when he had took a break from his job he liked his job a lot more and everybody likes to laugh with him “Im glad Im going back to the work because I miss my job and all my friends and all the fun we have there…”
in Canton, which cost only $150, proved so effective that demand soon outran supply. "Subsequently, W. K. almost depleted the slim financial resources [of his company] by contracting for a fullpage advertisement in the July, 1906, issue of the Ladies' Home fournal." 30 John L. Kellogg's comments with respect to his father's actions are enlightening: 31 "W. K. Kellogg could have gone along advertising in a small, conservative way, letting the campaignaturally build itself up from the profits. But he wanted to get his product across in a hurry and he believed in it to the extent of literally risking his business on that one-page ad." During his first year of operations, it is said that Kellogg spent one-third of his company's working capital on advertising.
Sometimes we understand that we aren’t as smart as everyone else is. Some people have the knowledge of Albert Einstein while the others have the knowledge of a five-year-old. In the story, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is given the opportunity to become smarter. This experience is great for him and this is why - he’s a 37-year old man who can’t really spell, use correct grammar, and punctuate very well. Charlie should have this operation because he doesn’t understand life as much as everyone else does.
I think that it was substantial for him to get a taste of being normal. The first reason that supports my theory is he gets a taste of what smart is. What I mean is that he may of not been quick-witted forever, but he learned a lot. He learned to speak different languages he becomes smarter than Dr.Nemur and Dr. Strauss combined. Charlie found out how to scrutinize, write, prabble, and understand people better than he ever could.
In this passage Gladwell is explaining to the reader how Bill Gates got every lucky and he didn’t have just himself to thank for his success. Explaining that he never would have been able to get over 10,000 worth of experience if a few things didn’t happen to him. Once again Gladwell uses a list to get his point across as he did before, I enjoy this writing tool because it gets the point across that there is so many reasons on how his talents mixed with a lot of luck got him to where he is today. Along with the list I also enjoy that without meaning to Gladwell comes off silently sassy with the way he writes or maybe the way I read it. For example when “Opportunity number one was that Gates got sent to Lakeside.
Charlie Gordon always wanted to be smart “’…I want to be a genius…’’’ and he had a chance to and he took that chance. The surgery was very risky although it paid off Charlie loved to be smart. He also got smarter than the doctors predicted In fact Charlie got smarter Than Dr. Strauss and continued the doctor’s work. Charlie was better off after the surgery because Charlie realized things he couldn’t before. One example is when he realized the people he considered friends were making fun of him.
Barry, the author describes the three certain guy characteristics in his essay. First, guys like neat stuff. The author uses the word “neat” which means guys are “mechanical and unnecessarily complex.” Guys like powerful computer, so they buy so many computers which they do not really need and more powerful than the older ones. The author also gives an example to compare between guys and women about “neat,” women use the same computer for fifty-three years and still happy, but they rearranged their furniture as soon as they want. Guys do not do the same to show that either women or guys, they will never feel satisfied or happy with one thing that interests them.