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    open to change. The short story, “Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, is a tale about a learning delayed adult named Charlie Gordon, who is given the opportunity to increase his intelligence via an operation. It is through this character’s journey of intellectual development that one is able to see the awesome burden it is to be given a second chance to change oneself. Despite any positive outcomes associated with the surgery, Charlie is better off in his life before the operation with his natural

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    because of your grades or how smart you were? Then you will love “Flowers for Algernon”, amazingly written by Daniel Keyes. The character Charlie Gordon has an operation to put a new gene in him and make him capable of learning faster and more advanced things than what he already is. I think Charlie did the right thing when he followed through with the operation. An upside to Charlie having the surgery is because in the story everyone made fun of him, but he didn't realize it. He thought that

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    In the short story, “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, the main character, Charlie Gordon, is a mentally impaired thirty-seven-year-old man who undergoes an experimental surgery to improve his intelligence. He works happily as a janitor, appreciates the smallest pleasures in his life, and has an enjoyable time with his “friends” from the factory where he works. Charlie believes that if he becomes intelligent, he will live a happier life. When his teacher, Miss Kinnian, tells him of the opportunity

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    In Daniel Keyes’ novel, Flowers for Algernon, the main character, Charlie Gordon reflects on his desire to be smart. He writes, “now I can see where I got the unusual motivation for becoming smart that so amazed everyone at first. It was something Rose Gordon lived with day and night. Her fear, her guilt, her shame that Charlie was a moron” (144). Charlie’s mother viewed her son as a burden to society, sinister and sexual. Overall, Rose’s verbal and physical abuse towards Charlie had the greatest

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    Do you think Charlie Gordon should have had the operation? Charlie Gordon in “Flowers For Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes has an operation that makes him a genius but the then slowly goes back to normal again. I think Charlie should have had the operation. My first reason on why Charlie Gordon should have had the operation is because while Charlie Gordon was mentally handicapped he couldn’t tell if people were making fun of him he thought they were his friends. But since he became smarter he

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    Algernon It starts with a mentally challenged man Charlie Gordon, on his quest to reach intelligence which has to do with a mouse named Algernon with an extraordinary brain. Written in a heart-rendering dairy entrees, Charlie tells about his operation that raises his IQ levels (just like Algernon) and completely changes his life for the better. Until Algernon begins his unforeseen deterioration. What will happen to Charlie? In the short story, Daniel Keyes weaves the theme of society and how we react

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    processes Charlie Gordon experiences in the science fiction story “Flowers For Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man with an I.Q. of only 68. Charlie’s goal in life is to be intelligent along with everyone else. Having intense motivation for achieve his goal, he volunteers to be a subject for an experiment for artificial intelligence. This changes his life immensely by tripling his I.Q. Charlie's life improved dramatically after the A.I. surgery. For example Charlie got to

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    While Daniel Keyes in “Flowers for Algernon” portrayed hope for the mentally impaired man Charlie Gordon, the experiment backfired with devastating consequences. Charlie thought his world would be perfect with no flaw. Intelligence was Charlie’s only hope to blend in with society; however, this operation opened up to a dark time period worse than the beginning. The truth found its way around and gradually revealed everything that was hidden from him. A human, Charlie Gordon was an object in the opportunist

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    In the novel, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon’s intelligence increased—leaving him with a more dismal personality. Charlie went through a brain operation so that he would increase his intelligence further and to be able to remember his past and what he has learned and seen better. Charlie agreed on going through this operation because he believed it would improve his life and that if he was more intelligent, he would have more friends. However, this did not occur. After the operation

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    gender, intellect, or characteristic that the victim might or might not have. Although it is common knowledge that one should treat their peers as they would like to be treated, everyone has been mistreated multiple times throughout their lives. Daniel Keyes, the author of Flowers for Algernon, presents acts of mistreatment all throughout his novel. The story is based on a realistic, near future world in which a mid-aged mentally challenged man has an experimental operation that elevates his intelligence

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