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    AUTHOR’S THESIS / PURPOSE: Daniel Keyes wrote “Flowers for Algernon” to send the “mindset/thinking process” of mentally disabled people. Throughout the book you get to know how Charlie spells and thinks. Daniel Keyes also made this writing to send a message to people, and, that message is that you should not make fun of people who are mentally disabled, etc. Daniel Keyes also wrote this to speak on “Increasing Intelligence” and how it feels to be experimented on. Daniel Keyes shows you throughout the

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    For Charlie Gordon being smart is all he wants,or so he thinks, Charlie has wanted to be smart for so long for so many reasons. In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Charlie learns that if you do not know then do not worry about it. After Charlie had an operation to gain his intelligence, the most important lesson Charlie learns is that ignorance is bliss. Charlie learns the lesson of ignorance is bliss through his friendships, situations, and his conclusions he has drawn in his writings. Firstly

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    Okay, now that I have your attention, I wrote an essay about a book. In the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Keyes demonstrates that there is widespread mistreatment of the intellectually disabled, which the perpetrators justify based on a sense of superiority, and which is compounded by the fact that it may be socially acceptable, and the victim may not know any better. Charlie, during the points where he is too naive to protect himself, is consistently mistreated and taken advantage

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    The short story “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes tells the story of Charlie Gordon, a thirty-seven-year-old intellectually disabled man. He undergoes a life-changing operation that will triple his intelligence. Throughout the story, we get to know in depth of Charlie 's characteristics. One of the many tests Charlie is given is the Thematic Apperception test which is a test where a person is instructed to make up a story based on a specific picture. Instead of doing so he says, “How

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    surgery”. The doctors, Dr.Nemur and Dr. Strauss do not follow the ethics of fieldwork. They chose the wrong person, Charlie Gordon, to do the surgery on, and didn’t wait to find out that the side-effects include death. In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the doctors made a bad choice by choosing Charlie Gordon for the intelligence-altering surgery. The first and least important reason is that Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss did not follow the ethics of fieldwork. Dr.Strauss spells it out for himself

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    want to know the effects of having an operation to make you smarter how you will feel afterwards and if the knowledge you obtained will stick with you , If so you should probably read this essay based on the story “Flowers FOr Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes . The story is about a 37 year old Charlie Gordon who decides to get an brain operation that will make him smarter but after the operation he is not as happy so I don 't think charlie should have gotten the operation . NOw here are the reasons

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    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

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    “How strange it is that people of honest feelings and sensibilty, who would not take advantage of a man born without arms or legs or eyes—how such people think nothing of abusing a man with low intelligence.” - Daniel Keyes. In the short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon, a man with low intelligence, wants to be smarter, and live life like everyone else. He gets the chance to join an experiment, which makes him a genius, but sadly later the effect has subsided and his

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    “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes the main character Charlie Gordon is a member of an experiment in which they first tested a brain surgery on a mouse named Algernon, they found out that it worked and made Algernon smarter, so they tested the surgery on Charlie the patient. The experiment was successful and then after a couple of weeks he was excited on being on the edge of getting smart, but then one day Algernon stopped eating and died, Charlie and had done research and figured out

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    Everybody seeks wisdom, but can achieving it really be that easy? The story Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, unravels the tragic tale of subterfuge and a fleeting grasp at a second chance at intelligence. The protagonist, an outcast named Charlie Gordon, seeks to have his IQ of sixty-eight raised. Several friends entice him to undergo surgery to triple his IQ, at long last releasing years of social stigma and satiating his lifelong dream of being able to learn and read. Charlie’s intelligence

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    low IQ, but shunned by coworkers during the experiment. After the experiment had been completed, it was near impossible for Charlie to return to his normal life. "This intellegnce has driven a wedge between me and the people I once knew and loved" (Keyes 72). Charlie also had much trouble returning to his normal life before the surgery, and example is, "I did a dumb thing today I forgot I wasn't in Miss Kinnians

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    exercising the brain, even in his sleep. Charlie takes in an abundance of information due to his determinations or knowledge. His new companion, Algernon, motivates Charlie and foreshadows his life as well. In the short story, Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes creates the theme that disrupting the natural way of life can deprive someone of happiness. Although

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    “Flowers for Algernon” Argumentative Essay Charlie Gordon should not have had the surgery because of the tragic outcomes. While Daniel Keyes in “Flowers for Algernon” portrayed hope of a mentally impaired man, the procedure failed with overwhelming results. First, Charlie realized that the society had turned against him when he gained the mental capability. Then, both Dr. Namur and Dr. Strauss sacrificed Charlie as a human experiment. Lastly, while Charlie still obtained knowledge, he understood

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    Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story written by Daniel Keyes. The story is about Charlie Gordon, a man with an IQ of 68 who has to go through an operation that will triple his IQ. Charlie does not stay at an IQ of 204 for very long before he starts to regress back to his near mentally retarded self. The story also makes the reader think twice about if it is ethical to enhance human intellect and intelligence by medical procedures. Although the operation done on Charlie was not a

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    “Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive essay “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes is a science fiction story about a mentally impaired man who was given the chance to fix himself. Charlie Gordon, the mentally impaired man, should not have had the surgery done to him. The opportunist doctors did not care about Charlie, and only used him for their personal gain. Once Charlie became a genius, he realized the inconceivable sacrifice he made by letting the operation be tested on him. Since the doctors

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    Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic marine biologist, once said, “We have become frighteningly effective at altering nature”. She means that humans have become very good at altering the natural flow of the world, and this has often led to with negative consequences. People have many opinions on the altering of nature. Some argue that an intelligence increasing operation could be of great benefit to society, opening the door to smarter, more advanced citizens and a more advanced society, because they

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    Did you know that Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes recently joined the eighth-grade curriculum after decades of banning? Challenging books has become a popular act; although one may not see the reason to do so in several of those books, there are hidden things that a simple eye cannot understand. In order to understand the meaning of banning and challenging books, one must identify the differences. Challenging is the act of expressing a point of view or simply a critic, usually with the goal

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    All stories, even bestsellers, owe their wide-ranging success to their character and its personality; Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon” is an example of its importance. The novel is a struggle between Charlie Gordon—the main character and protagonist—and the outside world. Charlie Gordon—mainly referred to as Charlie—is a mentally impaired man who strives to do better and become smarter, and the perfect opportunity arises when a chance to go under an operation that will increase his intelligence

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    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

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    The Meaning of Intelligence In many instances in everyday life, we always ask this question to ourselves,“What if I were smarter?” Daniel Keyes answers this question well, showing the benefits and hazards of intelligence. In the science fiction story Flowers For Algernon, 37 year old Charlie Gordon goes through a precarious and risky situation in order to improve his 68 IQ intelligence to fit in with others. Struggling through the everyday necessities that others may find effortless, such as reading

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