“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive Essay Did you know that people with mental disabilities have a much harder time getting a job, buying a house, owning a car, and living a normal life? In the story “Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a 37 old man suffering with disabilities, with an I.Q of 68. All Charlie wants is to be intelligent and to act normally in society. Charlie has the chance to undergo a surgery that will triple his current intelligence.
All Over My Head Flowers for Algernon is a thought provoking short story by Daniel Keyes about a 36 year old man, Charlie Gordon, who had of an unusually low IQ of 68, that left his mind trapped in one similar to a 5 year olds. This lead his life through a rollercoaster of struggles he was desperate to change. He had been offered a surgery that was said to triple his IQ, and give him the “normal” life he always dreamed of. This being said, because this procedure had never been tested on anyone but a mouse, Algernon, the side effect were unknown not to mention unpredictable.
“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive Essay Have you ever wondered what it would be like making yourself smarter and/or increase your ability to learn? In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon wasn’t the smartest person in the world but, he was able to function and maintain a job. Charlie had an I.Q. of 68 before being approached by Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss. They wanted him undergo a surgery that would triple his I.Q. Charlie had the surgery and became, at one point, the smartest man in the world with an I.Q. approaching 210. After this he began to lose the intelligence, knowledge, and emotions he just recently gained.
Do you know anyone who has an IQ of 68. In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68. He was given the option to have an operation to make him smart and he took it thinking that his life would be better but it made his life unsatisfactory. I believe that Charlie should never have had the operation. Here’s why.
Rinne In the short story "Flowers for Algernon," a 32 year old man named Charlie Gordon is considered mentally disabled. In an attempt to increase his intelligence, two doctors, Dr. Neymar and Dr. Straus, performed an experimental procedure on him. The anticipated outcome of this surgery was that Charlie's I.Q. would triple. Charlie was chosen for this procedure because of his motivation to be "smart" like his friends.
Who is Charlie Gordon? Charlie Gordon is a mentally regressed that has a surgery to make himself as smart or smarter than an average man. After His surgery has many good and bad experiences, he also starts having moral questions about the surgery while he experiences the side effects. The question is was he better off before or after the surgery. Charlie Gordon was better off after the surgery.
"I want to be smart," (Keyes 1). Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged man with an I.Q. of 68 was the first person to undergo a new, controversial operation to make him more intelligent. New technologies like the surgery Charlie had can have positive, negative and a mixture of both effects. Because of the operation, Charlie was able to grow emotionally and intellectually but was also subjected to unknown consequences of the surgery. Charlie going through with the surgery provided new information for the medical and science field but at the same time there is an issue with the morality of the surgery.
Think of something you would want to change about yourself. In Flowers for Algernon Charlie Gordon took the risk of doing something no one has ever done before. Charlie was a happy 37 year old man with a low IQ who was naive to the world. Charlie had a goal. When he had a chance to change himself for the better, he took it.
Motivation is more important than intelligence to a person’s knowledge. For Charlie, he had an operation to help raise his IQ, but he still had to work hard after the operation to become more knowledgeable and wasn’t smart right away. Charlie had to work hard no matter the IQ he had at the time to have more knowledge. In the beginning of the story, before the surgery, Charlie had to be motivated to work hard in order to learn and become more knowledgeable.
In “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie’s first “progis riport” reveals many things about his personality. In “progris riport 1- martch 5 1965”, Charlie writes, “I hope they chose me,” on page 182. This quote reveals Charlie has a hopeful personality because he hopes that they will chose him.