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Hoping for Intelligence in "Flowers For Algernon" - Have you ever attempted something that you were really looking forward to. Something that would be a life-making opportunity for you. Well, Daniel Keyes writes about a retarded man who has a potent dream of becoming smart. This man is Charlie Gordon, or the main character in Flowers For Algernon. Becoming intelligent is Charlie's most important desire. He does not care about having to cope with any operations to make his dream happen. He struggles and perseveres throughout a big portion of his life in order to improve upon his limited abilities....   [tags: Flowers For Algernon, ] 560 words
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Comparison Between Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon and Awakenings - Comparison Between Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon and Awakenings There were many similarities between the short story “Flowers for Algernon” and the movie Awakenings. “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, is about a man named Charlie, who has a very low IQ. Charlie gets an operation to make him smarter. It is a story about what happens to him during that period of time. The movie, Awakenings, directed by Penny Marshall, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, is about how some people, including Leonard Lowe, the main character, developed a disease and are now catatonic....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Flowers for Algernon, Awakenings] 633 words
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Intelligence and Happiness in Flowers for Algernon - In the story "Flowers for Algernon", the main character, Charlie Gordon is a mentally retarded 37 year-old man with an IQ of sixty-eight. Although he might not have been smart, I believe that Charlie was the definition of happiness. He worked happily as a janitor, was motivated to learn, and had a great time with his so called ?friends.. After Charlie undergoes an experiment that triples his IQ, his life changes for the worse. With intelligence does not come happiness. For Charlie, Ignorance is bliss....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon Essays] 395 words
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The Theme of Self-awareness in Frankenstein, Flowers for Algernon, and A Clockwork Orange - Self-awareness is the main theme that is present throughout all three novels, Frankenstein, Flowers for Algernon, and A Clockwork Orange. All four characters, Charlie, Alex, Victor, and the monster are aware of themselves. Alex’s awareness is revealed in the first page of the novel when Alex says, “What’s it going to be then, eh?”(Burgess 1). In Flowers for Algernon, Charlie’s consciousness is shown through his written progress reports. In Frankenstein, the monster sees his reflection in the water and he realizes why the villagers rejected him....   [tags: Frankenstein, Flowers for Algernon] 568 words
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Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes - This is the fifteenth in a series of reviews of those pieces of written science fiction and fantasy which have won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. I had some reservations about including "Flowers for Algernon" in this series. It is an unusual case in that different versions of the story won different awards; the original short story, published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1959, won a 1960 Hugo, while the novel length expansion jointly won a 1966 Nebula. So to do it justice I would have to review two separately published versions of the story in one web page....   [tags: Flowers Algernon Keyes] 1309 words
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is a classic science fiction set in southeastern New York, New York City. The fictitious prose traces a man's inner psychological journey within from a world of retardation to a world of great intelligence. Narrated through a series of empirical "Progress Reports", Flowers for Algernon follows the intellectual and emotional rise and fall of Charlie Gordon, a young man born with an unusually low Intelligence Quotient (IQ), as he becomes the first human pilot-study for an ambitious brain experiment....   [tags: Flowers Algernon Daniel Keyes] 1110 words
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Flowers For Algernon - Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon, written by Daniel Keyes, is a book that is an emotional roller coaster. This book includes science that one day might not be fictional but may come true and will be able to be used on people who have intellectual disabilities in today's world. The book starts with a man, who is mentally retarded, writing in a journal about them using him in a surgery used to change him for the better. This mans name is Charlie Gordon. He is the kind of man who works hard to achieve only little accomplishments and never gives up....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes Book Review] 1361 words
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Experiment Gone Bad in Flowers for Algernon - Experiment Gone Bad in Flowers for Algernon One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, he came back to the state he orginally was at. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was done, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced loneliness, and physcological distress. Charlie was emotionaly upset because of his flashbacks from childhood, and because his intellegence grew faster then his emotional intellegence....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon Essays] 608 words
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A Chalkboard, Playground Equipment, and Mirror in Flowers for Algernon - My name is Charly Gordon. I had an operation. I will become smart. I have a chalkboard. I write things on the chalkboard. This helps me to remember. Today I will run amazed with Algernon. Algernon is a mouse. I want to win the amazed. I like the teeter-totter. When I am up in the air, I am free. I like to make funny faces in the mirror. Miss Kinnian showed me a raw shok test. I failed. I want to be smart. From the time we encounter Charly until he is told of his operation, every thing Charly does are for reasons unknown to him, but are required for survival in the human world....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon] 955 words
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Flowers for Algernon - “Flowers for Algernon, first published in 1959, is considered a landmark work on both science fiction and disability literature,” (Werlock 2009). The American Library Association reports that this novel was banned as an obscene for its love scenes. When the main character, Charlie Gordon, increases his IQ from 68 to a level that makes him a genius (after received experimental brain surgery), his maturity leads him to fall in love with his teacher, and a sexual encounter ensues. This caused Flowers for Algernon to be banned and challenged in many places (Plant City, Florida- 1976, Emporium, Pennsylvania- 1977, Oberlin High School (Ohio) - 1983, among others)....   [tags: Character Analysis, Charlie Gordon] 1055 words
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Mental Retardation in Flowers for Algernon - ... Charlie always talks about his family and the Memories he had with them he recalls how his mother used to beat him and bully him for being retarted and not being able to read and his father Matt Gordon used to protect his son Charlie from his mother. His mother refused to accept that Charlie was retarted and abnormal. Charlie talks about Norma his younger sister the most but Charlie only remembers bad memories with his sister for example Norma use to become jealous of he brother because she thought he was getting special treatment....   [tags: intelligence, animals, drug, treatments] 1193 words
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Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes - ... He was so oblivious because he couldn’t infer different people’s emotions. Charlie also started to realize that there is a difference between laughing and mocking. Before, Charlie always thought that his “friends” were always laughing with him, now that he understands human nature and sees the cruelty in our world; he understands that his “friends” were actually laughing AT him. After seeing a mentally challenged dishwasher at a local restaurant dropping dishes and making a mess, he saw people laughing at him....   [tags: story analysis] 679 words
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - To begin, the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes reveals the evolution of a being. The protagonist, Charlie Gordon is a thirty-two year old man, studying at a school for the mentally challenged and working as janitor in a bakery. He goes through an operation to make him into an intelligent human being. Throughout the novel, Charlie evolves and learns from many experiences, each situation he deals with leads him into becoming a more complete person. He overcomes various obstacles and grasps a greater understanding of the meaning of life....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1151 words
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon” exploits the change in relationships through the protagonist, Charlie Gordon. In the beginning of the novel Charlie is numb. His emotional and intellectual abilities have not developed. He believes his coworkers: Joe, Frank, and Gimpy are his true friends. Charlie Gordon does not feel intimacy physically or emotionally toward anyone and does not know much about his family. Relationships in Flowers for Algernon continue to manifest during the entire story line....   [tags: relationship changes, theme analysis] 661 words
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Flowers for Algernon and Morality - In the novel, Flowers for Algernon the question of morality comes to mind. There are many immoral issues that appear throughout the novel. Three examples of this would be the treatment Charlie was receiving, the experiment itself, and Hilda the nurse talking about “Gods Play”. During the time period the novel takes place people did not feel any sympathy towards special needs people. They were not treated like everyone else would be. Looking at Charlie’s progress reports it shows the difficulty Charlie faces in his life everyday, how the experiment is not moral, and how the nurse Hilda symbolizes other immoral issues that are known in the novel....   [tags: theme and story analysis] 761 words
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Evolution in Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keys - ... Charlie also shows a lot of cleverness. Charlie manages to increases production at the Bakery by setting it up in a new way. At the start of progress report ten, Charlie says, "I figured out a new way to set up the mixing machine in the bakery to speed up production. Mr. Donner says he will save labour cost and increase profit."(Keyes 59). This illustrates Charlie's rapid advancement in intelligence. Charlie shows enormous improvement in his intelligence throughout the novel. This helps to mature him by increasing his understanding of the bigger truths in life....   [tags: experiment, intelligent, retarded] 1121 words
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Flowers for Algernon - Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon is about a middle-aged man suffering from mental retardation. The man is Charlie Gordon. The exposition of this novel is rather intricate. Flowers for Algernon takes place in the nineteen-fifties. Charlie is chosen to participate in an experiment that will supposedly raise his IQ. But it turns out that they turn him into a genius, and it is only temporary. Along the way he falls in love with his teacher, Miss Kinnian. But he grows so intelligent that they grew farther apart as Charlie gets smarter....   [tags: Papers] 668 words
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Flowers for Algernon - Flowers for Algernon is the diary of a retarded boy called Charlie Gordon. Charlie wants to read and write like all the other people he knows, so he agrees to participate in an experiment. Charlie has to take creative tests to determine if he is intelligent or really retarded. Charlie does not do well on the tests, so he is chosen as their first human subject for the experiment. The doctors have already done experiments on a mouse called Algernon. He is much smarter than other mice because he has had an operation....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Flowers For Algernon - Algernon is a mouse. He's a special mouse, Charlie Gordon is told, and it must be true, because whenever Charlie and Algernon run a race (Algernon is in a real maze; Charlie has a pencil-and-paper version), Algernon wins. How did that mouse get to be so special, Charlie wonders. The answer is that Algernon's IQ has been tripled by an experimental surgical procedure. The scientists who performed the experiment now need a human subject to test, and Charlie has been recommended to them by his night-school teacher, Miss Kinnian....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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Flowers For Algernon - Flowers for Algernon The main characters of the story are Charlie, who is a mentally retarded person involved in a remarkable experiment which increased his I.Q. Alice, a teacher at the Adult Basic Education Facility at Beekman College who taught Charlie how to read and write, the professors who operated on Charlie. Fay who appeared toward the end of the book , and last but not least Algernon. The novel is exciting and has an original idea. The moods That I felt in the story are ones of sorrow, anger, and guilt....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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Flowers for Algernon - Flowers for Algernon "Hurting Charlie" When was the last time you wanted something so much, you would sacrifice your life to have it; even if just for a moment. Charlie Gordon, a 37 year old man with a learning disability, did just that. In the story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, Charlie gets a chance to alter his I.Q. substantially through operation. The only drawback to this is, the long-term outcomes of the operation are unknown. The operation does succeed, but later Charlie is sent on a riveting downward spiral into the life he tried to run away from....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 608 words
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Flowers For Algernon - The story Flowers for Algernon depicts the meaning of intelligence in a very deep sense. The narrow definition intelligence is the capacity to learn, to understand, or to deal with new or trying situations. It is a concrete definition in such a way that it also means the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one’s environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria as tests. Yet the story goes beyond this concrete explanation of what intelligence really is. It shows a whole new perspective of the meaning intelligence....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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Flowers For Algernon - In Daniel Keyes’ compelling novel, Flowers for Algernon, the main character undergoes both important emotional and physical changes. The book has an interesting twist, as it is described in the characters “progress reports”. This book has a science fiction undertone, and takes place in exciting New York City. As the novel begins, the main character, Charlie Jordan is thirty-two years old, but cannot remember anything from his childhood. Charlie Jordan words at a bakery in New York City. But there is something a little different about Charlie--he is mentally retarded....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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Flowers for Algernon - Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon,this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychological traumas, loneliness, disillusionment, and social inadequacies....   [tags: essays research papers] 414 words
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Flowers For Algernon - Comparing And Contrasting - Many popular novels are often converted into television movies. The brilliant fiction novel, Flowers for Algernon written by Daniel Keyes, was developed into a dramatic television film. Flowers for Algernon is about a mentally retarded man who is given the opportunity to become intelligent through the advancements of medical science. This emotionally touching novel was adapted to television so it could appeal to a wider, more general audience. Although the novel and film are similar in terms of plot and theme, they are different in terms of characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1049 words
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon. In the short story “Flowers for Algernon'; by Daniel Keyes, the main character Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68 and desires to become intelligent. He is chosen to undergo an operation to increase his intelligence level to 204, however he is unaware of the consequences that may follow. His experiment is not worth the risk because he realizes that humans can be cruel, the experiment is not permanent, and he loses his friends and job. One of the reasons Charlie’s experience is not worth the risk is he realizes that humans can be cruel....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keye - ... He loved working at Mr.Donner’s bakery and looked forward to spending time with them. After the surgery, Charlie realizes their relationship in a different light and recognizes that these men were never his true friends. They not only made fun of him but he was often used for their entertainment. When Charlie is at work, Gimpy tries to make fun of him by saying “Ernie for god sake you trying to be a Charlie Gordon” (Keyes, 23), this is being said to the new employee when he makes a delivery error....   [tags: eagar, determines, motivated, friendship]
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Daniel Keys' Flowers For Algernon - CHARLY The book “Flowers For Algernon”, by Daniel Keys was written in 1961. Later, Richard Heynes decided to produce the movie in 1968 properly called “Charly”. There are both similarities and differences between the two. However, the differences play a more crucial role between the two rather then the similarities. One major difference between the movie and book is the events that took place. One example is when Charly met Fay. This never happened in the movie. But in the movie, when he met her he let all of his inner feeling out into the open and had a great time....   [tags: Essays Papers] 770 words
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The Destructive Nature of Man Depicted in Keyes' Flowers for Algernon - Imagine how you would feel if you were always being treated as though you were not human, or if people acted as though they created you. Well this is how you would feel if you were the subject of a science experiment. Science experiments should not be performed on humans or animals because of the unknown outcome. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes shows a destructive nature of man through stereotypes, absence of family, and the various IQ levels needed to mature. Scientific experimentation shows a destructive nature of man through stereotypes....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 822 words
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The Disadvantages of Charlie's Surgery in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - Was Charlie better off without the operation. Through Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes sends an crucial message to society that man should never tamper with human intelligence or else the outcome can be personally devastating. After Charlie's operation, he felt isolated and lonesome, change in personality made him edgy around people or (lack social skills), and suffered from traumas due to past memories. It's.. Firstly, Charlie's realizes that his co-workers aren't his true friends after all....   [tags: intelligence, memory, personality] 1261 words
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Literature's Unique Talent: The Bluest Eye, Night, Flowers for Algernon - ... “The officer came closer and shouted to him to be silent. But my father did not hear. He continued to call me. The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to his head. I didn’t move. I was afraid, my body was afraid of another blow, this time to my head … When I came down from my bunk after roll call, I could see his lips trembling: he was murmuring something. I remained more than an hour leaning over him, looking at him, etching his bloody, broken face in my mind. Then I had to go to sleep....   [tags: communicating social injustices] 1864 words
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Questions and Answers: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - How does Algernon function as a symbol or alter-ego for Charlie. Charlie, a thirty-two year old man with a mental condition was seen as fragile. To further his intelligence level, he attended the Beekman College center for retarded adults. His desired self was to become intelligent. “If the operation works good I’ll show that mouse I can be as smart as he is even smarter” (12). The opposite of the real Charlie possessed the traits of anti-socialism, intelligence, possessing motivation, and being opinionated....   [tags: emotion, intelligence, charlie] 579 words
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Charlie was Better off Before the Operation in Flowers for Algernon - In this novel, Flowers for Algernon, written by Daniel Keyes, a man named Charlie Gordon has an operation done to increase his intelligence. He started as a mentally retarded man and slowly became a genius. He seemed to soak up information like a sponge and he was able to figure out the most complex scientific formulas. The only problem with the operation is that it does not last for ever and in his remaining time he tries to figure out why it is not permanent. He will eventually lose everything he learned and become worse off than when he started, so Charlie was better off before he had the operation....   [tags: essays research papers] 747 words
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Medical Intelligence - Intelligence is one of the greatest strengths of mankind. It allows you the ability to imagine incredulous ideas, formulate leading theories and technologies, and is generally accepted to be one of the most important qualities a person may possess. Thus it makes sense that human beings would pursue medical enhancements to increase their intelligence. This technology is seen in the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes in which the main character undergoes an experimental surgery to increase his intelligence at the cost of his social and behavioral ability and physical health....   [tags: technology, nootropics, Flowers of Algernon]
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Opening One's Heart in Daniel Keye´s Novel: Flower´s for Algernon - He views himself as being the only dumb person that ever did anything important for science. However, he cannot remember what important thing he did. But the knowledge Charlie Gordon has gained abstains him from remaining unchanged. Charlie Gordon, in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, has learned that if one opens his heart, he will have more friends. Originally, 32 year old and mentally retarded Charlie Gordon thought that friends and popularity came along with being smart. Therefore, Charlie was very eager to learn from Alice Kinnian, Charlie’s teacher at Beekman College Center for Retarded Adults....   [tags: Mental Disability, Friendship]
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Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus - Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus "Hope for the Flowers" is a story about a caterpillar, Stripe, who was born in this world and lived a normal life as expected from a caterpillar: eating and growing bigger. However, he became tired of doing such routine over and over again and thought that there must be something more to life. So he left the tree which served as his home from the very start and went out to the world to wander. Yes, he was fascinated with things he saw, but he was unsatisfied, until he found a caterpillar pillar rising up the sky with the top impossible to see....   [tags: Paulus Hope Flowers Story] 1586 words
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Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews - Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews Have you ever imagined living locked up in an attic for 3 years and 5 months. Have you ever imagined not growing up with your mother's care and love at the time you were 5....   [tags: Book Report Flowers Attic Andrews] 1400 words
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Analysis of Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews - Analysis of Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews Flowers in the attic that’s what four children thought of themselves. They were born so brightly colored, but fading duller as their long dreary nightmarish days, held prisoners of hope, and kept captive by greed. The Dollengangers were a loving and happy family. Chris had meet Corrine when she was fourteen. After she turned eighteen they eloped. They had four beautiful children. They all had blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. Christopher was the oldest....   [tags: Flowers in the Attic V.C. Andrews Essays] 1080 words
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Alice Walker's The Flowers - Alice Walker's The Flowers 'The Flowers' is a short story written by Alice Walker. Walker is a black American writer, who is renown around the world, especially because of the ?book, turned movie. The Colour purple. Walker is extremely interested in the history of human rights, particularly the history of black women in the United States. Her writings often reflect this interest and they usually have dual meanings. Walker interpretates struggles of black women in her books, and The Flowers is no exception....   [tags: English Literature Walker Flowers Essays Papers] 1051 words
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Flowers in the Attic By V.C Andrews - The book I read for independent reading was flowers in the attic By V.C Andrews. It is about A family who is very grief stricken by their father’s death and go to their grandparents house. They do this because their mother must win her inheritance back after doing a disgraceful thing. While there the most live in one room and the attic as to not be seen by their grandfather. Here they suffer from lack of sunlight, education, and malnutrition and soon are forgotten by their mother. There are two older twins who watch two younger twins....   [tags: grief, death, cathy and chris] 542 words
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Analysis of Admiring the Flowers - ... Allow me to explain. Rita was a distant cousin, as most Indian relatives are, but my mother apparently owed something to her mother so we were obliged to be respectful and hospitable when Rita came to stay at our house. Rita was fair and pretty, and like many other naive village girls, quite unconscious of her pulchritude. She was sixteen, an year older than I was, and the sweetest person I have ever met. My mother, who was quite sick of my smart-ass mouth, always started the day with Rita's praises and my implied failures....   [tags: park, underdog, love, man] 949 words
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The Best Ferilizer to Grow Flowers the Quickest - ... They prefer daytime temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees. Do not expose snapdragons to freezing temperatures or frost. Snapdragons like soil that is acidic and slightly alkaline, a neutral soil pH. They like sand and in some cool places can grow in full sun, but not in Florida. They can bloom for months if well taken care of and will thrive with lots of sun. It is best to keep the flower stems snipped or cut back below any dead or yellow leaves that are growing under the flowers. Snapdragons like water but only in well drained soil and can't sit in a lot of water or the stems can rot....   [tags: snapdragons, soil, earthworms] 564 words
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