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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Flowers in Season by Andre Maurois

- Flowers in Season by Andre Maurois "Life isn't like that…The seasons return every year each with its own flowers." As seen in this quote from "Flowers in Season" a short story by Andre Maurois, changing seasons and changes in one's life are the key ideas. The title alone gives some indication of the subject of this story; the different seasons produce different flowers, implying a changing of seasons in this story....   [tags: Maurois Flowers Season]

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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]

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Flowers and Fairytale

- Flowers and Fairytale By the school, there is a little garden with a water fountain and several little trees around it. Each tree is grounded in a two-foot high cement block. The tree is covered with leaves, and the leaves have scattered flowers around them. The fountain contains several little water shooters, shooting out forms of water, which resembles the flower as a dancing fairy. The flowers start at the bottom of the tree. The ring of flowers surround the tree. They are made up of many bright colors of red, pink, violet, blue and white....   [tags: Free Descriptive Observation Essay]

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Fertilizing the Flowers with Anger

- Tulips in California-the winters are not cold enough. But the obsessive among us, the true lover of flowers, of garden, earth, and growth persists. Women mostly, women like my mother, know that tulips will not bloom unless they have six weeks of cold, yet they persist. My mother simulates the growing conditions: she places the tulip bulbs in a special drawer in the refrigerator. A drawer empty but for tulip bulbs, resting, maturing for six weeks long. During these six weeks, my father is periodically chastised for placing softening apples in the refrigerator so they will not rot on the kitchen counter....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Death: Flowers and Bomb Shells

- Death is something that every person will have to deal with at some point in his or her life. The poems "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Nothing Gold Can Stay" both deal with the concept of death, but in very different ways. They provide views of what death can be like from opposite ends of the proverbial spectrum. Death can be a very hard thing to experience, and the emotions that it evokes can be difficult to express as well. These two poems both express a feeling of loss through death, but the tones perceived by the reader in each are completely unalike....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Analysis of Pretty Boy Crossover and Flowers of Edo

- Both "Pretty Boy Crossover" and "Flowers of Edo" share a similar and resounding theme. People are afraid of change, death, being left out, and not knowing things. People would rather choose to evade these realities, or even decide to escape them by doing suicide. They do whatever it takes to fit in, to be worshipped, and to be immortal. They do all of this in order to maintain their sanity, because they can't accept being outcast, or can't accept death. People would rather do what's popular instead of what's right because they cannot stand the fact of that someone might be talking behind their backs if they don't; they would much rather fit into society....   [tags: Literature Compare Contrast Analysis]

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Dreams and Aspirations

- I have a dream… you have a dream… our nation has a dream… our world has a dream. We all have a dream. We all have a dream, but the difference is how we realise our dream, how we obtain our dream, and how our dream changes us. This is evident in our learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. by Lasse Hallström, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts represent the same ideas on dreams and aspirations, which can be defined as hope, desire or the longing for a condition or achievement, but these texts express the same ideas differently, shaping our underst...   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison And Contrast Between Flowers From Another World Ad Hi, Ar

- ENGLISH COMPARATIVE ESSAY ASSINGMENT II ‘A comparison and contrast between “Flowers from another world” and “Hi, are you alone?”’ This essay will attempt to compare and contrast two films directed by Spanish director actress Iciar Bollain. The films to be compared and contrasted are “Hi, are you alone. (“Hola,estas sola?”) and “Flowers from another world” (“Flores de otro mundo”). The most apparent reason for comparing and contrasting these two films is that both focus their attention on women’s affairs and behaviours in today’s Spanish society, both display similarities in their content but most important is the differences that one may find in the portrayal of women the director seem...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sunflower: The Helianthus Annus

- The Sunflower The Helianthus Annus is classified as follows: Common name- Sunflower, Garden flower, or common Sunflower Phylum: Tracheophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Helianthus Species: Helianthus annuus The Sunflower is my favorite flower. One of my reasons for choosing the sunflower was its striking beauty, from its long fuzzy stem to its beautiful golden petals that resemble the rays of the sun. Another reason why I selected the sunflower is because of the way sunflowers make me feel, and their ability to brighten up any room....   [tags: popular and useful flowers]

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The Story of the Vase

- Kept in that sunlit corner, it stands there, silent, mute. Watching everything that is happening around. Every person that passes the lobby, the smiles, the tension lines on the forehead, the jittering, shivering hands of the new people, the throbbing nerves of their neck, the throat that bobs while they gulp down their fear. It watches everything. Daily it gets filled, with a little water and a bunch of fresh blooms are placed in them, by the lady who wears elf like dark framed glasses, with hair pulled back in a tight bun wearing neatly ironed crisp business formals, day in and day out....   [tags: reception, lobby, flowers, glass]

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Charlie Gordon

- Charlie Gordon is the main character of Flowers for Algernon. Charlie is a mentally retarded, 33 year old adult. He desperately wants to be smart, especially after a very troubled childhood in a family who had a hard time adapting to his illness. Charlie has a great attitude about changing his life, and was willing to do whatever it took to accomplish the task of becoming smart. Charlie partakes in a surgery to boost his intelligence that has only been tested on rats, specifically one named Algernon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Characterization of Charlie Gordon

- Characterization of Charlie Gordon from the short story: Flowers for Algernon Charlie Gordon has all his life been mental disabled, but for just as long time wanted to be a geni-ass. One day he is given that opportunity and he agrees to let the doctors operate his brain. Before the operation Charlie is a very friendly man, who only sees the good things in life and trusts everybody. His lack of intelligence makes it impossible for him to see that his best friends are in fact victimizing him. (Report 8, page 117) He can’t imagine things....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lennie And Charlie

- In the novel 'Of Mice and Men', by John Stienbeck, a mentally challenged man, Lennie, loses his innocence and his dream, of owning his own ranch with rabbits, when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers or Algernon', by Daniel Keyes, another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence and dreams, of being like everyone else, when, through the aid of an operation, realizes people were making fun of him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocence and dreams were the loss, their innocence was also the underlying cause of the loss....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Black Flower by Howard Bahr

- The Black Flower by Howard Bahr Bushrod Carter, a member of the Cumberland Rifles in the Army of Tennessee, along with his friends Virgil C. Johnson and Jack Bishop went through trials and tribulations and endured many fears as they were on the front line of the battle in the Battle of Franklin. He and his friends spent countless hours together sharing their thoughts and fears....   [tags: Bahr Civil War Black Flower]

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The Importance of Books

- The Importance of Books Book have been a part of my life since the beginning. My mother once told me her and our neighbor would sit together and read to me and the other woman’s baby, who was later to become my childhood best friend. I didn’t start reading Wharton and Steinbeck until much later, but we have to start somewhere. Before knowing how to read, my mother and father would read to me a book from my endless number of “The Bearnstein Bears” books. Every book had a lesson. I think that having been read to every night and being explained some of the words and their techniques of why they are the way they are, helped plow my way in favor of learning to reading in school....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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An Imagined Modern-Day Setting for "The Importance of Being Earnest"

- Firstly I would set this play in the 21st century so that a modern audience could relate to it. Algernon, one of the main characters in the play, would live in a luxury apartment in the centre of London, over looking the River Thames. His apartment would have a minimalist theme to it and would be influenced by aesthetic; for example he would have a piece of abstract art on the wall for no reason other than that he thinks it looks nice. Everything Algernon has in the living room is there simply because it looks good and makes Algernon look good too....   [tags: European Literature]

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wild flower

- Wild Flower…… “But father I love him!” said Tallulah, which means running water, and ran out of the tepee. Tallulah ran and ran not seeing the way. Tears were coming from her big brown eyes, passing soft pink cheeks, falling to the ground. She knew that she will never see her father again. There was love in her heart for him however the other feeling took over. Tallulah fell on the ground where green soft grass welcomed her beautiful small body that was gasping for air. Silk long black as a wing of a raven, hair were all over the face trying to dry the tears that were not stopping....   [tags: essays research papers]

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summer flower

- As we walked among the flowers we began to tremble. He said to her what a wonderful world. Oh my she explained to her husband of fifteen thousand years. And from there on they became universally involved. After reading Mervyn Peake’s short story “Same Time, Same Place,” it is apparent that the author intended to create a story based around fantasy. Customarily, fantasy is mistaken for stories that include abstract creatures and inconceivable story lines. Under these circumstances one would then conclude that Peake’s short story may not in fact be categorized to such an extent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Flower Shop

- Flower Shop    If you are starting a business and need to borrow money, state the amount of loan money you need, how much capital you have, how long you’ll need to pay the loan, the purpose of the loan, the results of the loan, and the collateral you’re putting up.                                      Executive Summary Give a brief, concise overview of your business plan, including the company’s name, location, history, management, products, growth projections, and so on. Give the name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of a contact person inside your company....   [tags: Starting a Business Essays]

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Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel

- Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses flower imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life. There are two types of flowers, wild and civilized. These two types of flowers are associated with the educated, controlled way of life and the material way of life. In summer the cemetery was rich and thick as syrup with the funeral-parlor perfume of the planted peonies, dark crimson and wallpaper pink, the pompous blossoms hanging leadenly, too heavy for their light stems, bowed down with the weight of themselves and the weight of the rain, infested with upstart ants that sauntered through the plush petals as though to the manner born ....   [tags: Stone Angel]

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The Flower Problem - Original Writing

- The Flower Problem - Original Writing Carwood Creek was sleeping at his desk when there was a knock at his door. He woke suddenly and beckoned the person in. In came Dr. Foster, Creek's long time detective partner and another man, whom Creek had never laid eyes on. The other man was short and plump, he wore emerald overalls and had bags under his eyes. Creek pointed to the chair and the man sat down. 'This man, Henry Lipton, has a mystery for you to solve,' Foster told Creek....   [tags: Papers]

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The Flower Prankster - Original Writing

- The Flower Prankster - Original Writing It was long past midday and it was nearing the last day of the school half term break. The sun, a full circle and the colour, strangely, a dark shade of orange, peeped over the top of the tall chestnut trees like an anxious child at a window. The shadow it cast gradually slid itself over the rooftops of the small detached houses situated at the top of the hill overlooking the dusty gorge. The shadow eventually moved further out as I stood, five years old, at the glass patio door waiting for my mother to walk through and lift me from the cold floor....   [tags: Papers]

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When a Flower Blossoms

- When a Flower Blossoms William Shakespeare addresses the question of identity in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark through the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia. Although the play is centered on Hamlet’s struggle for identity, a more important issue is addressed through Ophelias’ struggle. She is ignored and left alone to find the truth about what it means to become a woman, while Hamlet receives constant concern while struggling with his identity issues as an adult. Her struggle of identity may be similar to his, but it is different in that she is not a man, but an adolescent girl who lives in a society that revolves around men....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Keeping Your Flower Bulbs and Garden Safe

- ... Spring flowering bulbs that rabbits dislike include ornamental onion (Allium spp.), Daffodil (Narcissus spp.), which thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10; and snowflake ( Leucojum spp.), which thrives in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. (See Reference s 1 and 2). Daffodil and snowflake are avoided by rabbits because they contains a poisonous, bitter substance called lycorine. Ornamental onion isn't poisonous, but still undesired and won't get eaten unless the rabbit is starving....   [tags: Rabbits, Critters]

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Calyx and Corolla Case Report

- Calyx and Corolla Case Report Introduction Calyx & Corolla was a new entrant into the $8 billion flower industry in the United States in 1991. Through the use of overnight air freight (Fed Ex), information technology, an 800 number, and a catalog, Calyx & Corolla was able to bypass three layers of distribution and provide fresh flowers directly from growers to consumers. As a result of their efficient distribution system, Calyx and Corolla changed the way flowers were distributed to consumers. Strengths and Weaknesses I....   [tags: Flower Industry Business Analysis]

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“Thy eternal summer shall not fade”: Flower of all Seasons in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

- Shakespeare intertwines two characteristics of beauty, while at the same time subtly showing their differences, showing that inner transcends outer beauty. Beauty is rare and true beauty even more so; true beauty is beauty that’s on the inside, and is lacking in many, yet Shakespeare was able to find a woman who is beautiful from the inside out. Shakespeare, in sonnet eighteen, uses descriptions of nature, and imagery to imply, and directly compare them to a girl with true inner beauty, one which surpasses even her own outer beauty....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Hippies

- Hippies When people hear the word hippie, they usually think of flower power, peace, love, and drugs. The 60's may have been a far out decade, but what most people don't know is the impact these idealists had on our world during that time. This generation of people can make almost anyone interested because of the things they believed in, why they expanded their minds and their contributions to today's world. Hippies were very down to earth people, they believed in peace and love, and hated the Vietnam War with a passion....   [tags: Hippie 60's Flower Power]

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Analysis of Importance of Being Earnest

- Analysis of Importance of Being Earnest      “No man is an island.” This means that no man is alone. Of all of the men on the planet, they all have somebody. It may not be obvious to them, but they are not alone. This relates to “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde in a light tone. Jack has no idea who either of his parents are. Lady Bracknell tells Jack: “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.”(Act 1) When he finds out that the handbag he was in as an infant belongs to Miss Prism he embraces her and calls her “Mother”....   [tags: Literary Analysis Literature Essays]

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Plot Summary for The Importance of Being Earnest

- The play begins in the flat of wealthy Algernon Moncrieff (Algy) in London's fashionable West End. Algernon's aunt (Lady Bracknell) and her daughter (Gwendolen Fairfax) are coming for a visit, but Mr. Jack Worthing (a friend of Algy's) arrives first. Algernon finds it curious that Jack has announced himself as "Ernest." When Jack explains that he plans to propose marriage to Gwendolen, Algy demands to know why Jack has a cigarette case with the inscription, "From little Cecily with her fondest love." Jack explains that his real name is Jack Worthing, squire, in the country, but he assumes the name "Ernest" when he ventures to the city for fun....   [tags: literary analysis]

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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, ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Frosts Tuft Of Flowers And Men

- A Look at the Theme of Separation in the Poetry of Robert Frost The creation of borders and boundaries has been around since the beginning of civilization. The division of property and possessions among individuals establishes a sense of self-worth. The erection of fences and walls keeps property separate. Walls also serve as a means of separating worlds. Modern society demands the creation, and maintenance of these boundaries. In his poems, “The Tuft of Flowers,'; and “Mending Wall,'; Robert Frost explores the role that walls play in our lives....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Flowers By Alice Walker

- The Flowers By Alice Walker Written in the 1970's The Flowers is set in the deep south of America and is about Myop, a small 10-year old African American girl who explores the grounds in which she lives. Walker explores how Myop reacts in different situations. She writes from a third person perspective of Myop's exploration. In the first two paragraph Walker clearly emphasises Myop's purity and young innocence. "She skipped lightly from hen house to pigpen". This shows how happy Myop is in this setting, we know she feels safe here, "She felt light and good in the warm sun" Her innocence produces an excitement to the reader as it gives the character and the text...   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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The Deceptive Pollination Practice in Plants and Flowers: Nutritive Mimicry

- Despite the popular belief that all flowers have an equal opportunity when it comes to attracting pollinators the competition over the basic needs of angiosperms causes the practice of deceptive pollination to be very common. Pollination is in most cases a mutualistic relationship that requires some form of benefit to both the pollinator and the flowering plant. The pollinator is attracted to a flower that looks like they can offer food or shelter. However if the flower lacks the benefit of a reward there is a low chance that the pollinator would find the flower desirable enough to pollinate....   [tags: pollinators, benefits, competition]

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Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Garden

- Introduction Although watching squirrels and their acrobatic talents can be fun, watching them raid your flower will quickly change your mind. These uninvited intruders, who either live in burrows or in trees, can destroy anything in their path, as they seek to satisfy their seemingly insatiable appetite. Your plants and flowers are likely to fall victim to their teeth. Understanding the eating habits and behaviors of squirrels might make it easier to deter them. Diet and Eating Habits You're most likely to see squirrels in your garden during daytime; they're active from early to midmorning until late in the afternoon....   [tags: access, flowers, eating]

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A Delicate Life in The Scarlet Iblis by James Hurst and Woman with Flowers by Naomi Long Margaret

- ... Doodle has a disability where he learns to do activities slower than other normal kids his age. “The Scarlet Ibis,” represents Doodle and what happens to a exotic bird foreshadows the ending of the story. The bird, similar to Doodle, is unique and different than the other birds. “On the topmost branch a bird the size of a chicken,with scarlet feathers and long legs, was perched precariously,” (page 473.) This exotic bird, as described, represents a unique kind of species that is much different than normal birds, just like Doodle is different from other normal humans....   [tags: life, delicate, precious, death]

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And it All Began with a Flower

- Have you ever watched a flower grow. From a seed comes a small green stem, and soon roots and leaves signal the plant’s determination to survive. One day a bloom appears and unfolds like a story waiting to be told. As the bloom grows larger, more water and care is needed to keep the plant alive. This tires out its keeper and soon an aid is needed in taking care of the flower. It is then considered that it might be easier to just throw out the bloom, but it is harder to part with it than expected....   [tags: death, cancer,]

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A Tragic Demise in Short Story, Paul's Caseby Willa Cather

- ... and a red carnation in his buttonhole. This latter adornment the faculty somehow felt was not properly significant of the contrite spirit befitting a boy under the ban of suspension” (536). This symbolism also foreshadows that something to do with this yearning is going to appear later in the story. Like the colorful and alive flower, Paul’s hope for change is very much alive. Throughout the story, the glass symbolizes the barrier between Paul’s reality and his dream. Towards the beginning, Paul leaves the Carnegie Hall and sees this singer/actress getting out of her carriage, she enters this grand hotel....   [tags: symbols, flower, dream]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest by Wilde

- The Satire of Earnestness It was a play that made controversy in the lush mansions of Victorian society. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," The Importance of Being Earnest jokingly criticized Victorian manners and morals and attacking the society of the rich and luxurious. Oscar Wilde incorporated his own beliefs and ideology into the play by alluding to Victorian society "lets duplicity led to happiness." It is this "happiness" Wilde's play focuses on by concentrating the theme of the play on marriage....   [tags: satire, Victorian, Oscar Wilde]

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Review of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Review of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest The play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde definitely proved itself to be “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” I saw the play at State University’s State Theatre. The play was long, in a three-act structure, yet it moved along at a good pace. They did a nice job of preparing the audience, there was an interesting lobby display with sketches of each of the costumes with fabric samples and they played music to fit the time period before the show began....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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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Analysis Of The Book ' Flowers From The Attic '

- Cleo Virginia Andrews, more widely known as V.C. Andrews, was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1932. Andrews was the youngest of all her siblings, and also the only daughter (V.C. Andrews). When she was a child she developed crippling arthritis after having surgery to treat injuries from a falling accident. Even with her limited writing ability that came with her arthritis, Andrews progressed to become a 20th century novelist. While her success and popularity came from her writing, she was also had a career as an illustrator/artist, she attempted to write a graphic science fiction novel, but it wasn’t picked up by any publishers (V.C....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Flowers in the Attic, Short story]

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Fresh Flowers

- Flowers have long been admired by cultures originating from all around the world. Many new developments in the agriculture and landscape fields have been adopted by ornamental horticulture practitioners. Gardens filled with floral ensembles have been admired for centuries; recognition continues today. The Palace of Versailles, Central Park, and Busch Gardens all proudly display meticulous landscape designs. These locations are just a few places travelers and locals frequently visit. In past years, societies of historical note did not always have access to ample water supplies....   [tags: Floral Industry]

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Relationship Between Jack And Algernon

- Sometimes being a brother or sister is better than being a superhero. The type of relationship siblings share varies throughout time. From being annoying brats always fighting with each other, to working a situation out together without parental guidance, and to sacrificing anything that benefits or helps out a sibling. The relationship between Jack and Algernon represent these phases that siblings experience throughout time. The 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries all have different norms of how a sibling relationship functioned....   [tags: Sibling, Love, 2nd millennium, Family]

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The Importance Of Algernon 's Relationship With Food

- In the play, Wilde uses Algernon’s relationship with food to criticize the repression of desires during the Victorian era. Food also played a large role in Victorian society as a symbol of status and repression of urges. Upper-class Victorians were careful not to eat too much to show their self-restraint (“Victorian”). Similarly, eating plays a large role in the book and could symbolize “appetites and emotions that it is not respectable or polite to air openly” (Laws). Algernon’s chief vice appears in his overindulgence in food....   [tags: Social class, Victorian era, Working class]

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Understanding How Mrs. Flowers

- In understanding how Mrs. Flowers become a foster parents was when the parent(s) of her grandchild and great-grandchild was unable to care for them. The grandchild was in Mrs. Flower’s home prior to becoming a foster child because the mother was working and needed help transporting the child to and from daycare. The child was later removed from the mother home due to neglect. The child was placed into a non-kinship foster home. The Mother and Grandmother Mrs. Flowers was able to get the child back....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Child protection, Adoption]

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The Flowers By George Herbert

- A flower is delicate, a lovely sprig of life that dies all too quickly. It is by no means a permanent beauty; compared to humans, the lifespan of any flower is pitifully short. Yet it is a flower with which George Herbert compares humanity, a frail little blossom. “My shriveled heart... was gone / quite underground; as flowers depart / to see their mother-root, when they have blown” (lines 8-11). Every autumn, the flowers die and retreat underground, and every spring new seeds burst from the frozen ground, growing and blossoming into a new season of flowers....   [tags: Season, Winter, God, Autumn]

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Poem Analysis : Flowers Not Bombs

- “Flowers not bombs” Activism comes in all shapes and sizes, and when someone does it in an unusual way it cannot go unnoticed. Banksy’s “The Flower Thrower” is a perfect example of this due to the fact that it’s vandalism with a deeper meaning. The man known as Banksy is a graffiti artist and a political activist, and the most intriguing thing about him is that he chooses to remain anonymous. There are many theories about his identity, one even claiming that he is a fictional character. Despite proof of his identity, several countries are on the look out for him....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Activism, LGBT]

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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]

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It 's Not All Flowers And Sausages

- At the outset, in Jennifer Scoggin’s memoir It 's Not All Flowers and Sausages: My Adventures in Second Grade, she recounts a surfeit of great experiences she has had since the inception of her career as a second-grade teacher at an inner-city public elementary school up until this present day. In the prologue of It 's Not All Flowers and Sausages she voices her idea of a “teacher soundtrack”, a musical collage comprised of approximately 40 melodies that speak into the lives of public school educators, supplies them with the alleviation needed from an arduous day of teaching students with various backgrounds in a diversified classroom, and last but not least, a spur for the following day to...   [tags: Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G.]

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An Analysis Of ' No Flowers, No Hand Holding '

- No flowers, no hand holding, no nicknames. These are some rules Ashoke and Ashima follow. Kissing, pet names, and gifts. These are some rules Gerald and Lydia lived by. The main difference between the two is the Ganguilis are married by arrangement, while Ratliffs are married by romance. Everyone can see why Gerald and Lydia are affectionate with one another, including Gogol, but not with Ashoke and Ashima. Many westerners view arranged marriage as a deal breaker between the parents to fulfill their cultural duties; it is as if love is an afterthought to base a lifelong commitment....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wife, Husband]

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The Flowers Are Killing Me

- Chosen Family These flowers are killing me, Scott mused while choking down his Benadryl. He was never fond of roses, but he knew David liked them. He struggled while carefully arranging a bouquet of roses for their fifth anniversary. He cancelled today’s work to organize a perfect party. For Scott, that’s how everything had to be: perfect, without any compromise. He covered the dining table with new white sheets and placed the bouquet of roses in the center. Scott found it funny for a 30 year-old man to decorate the living room as if it was out of a Martha Stewart magazine....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, Family]

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