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    moment, their whole life, or it could not even work. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon did just this. He was a 32-year-old mentally challenged man, who worked at Donner’s Bakery as a janitor. Charlie risked his life in order to have an experimental operation, which could potentially make him smart forever and raise his IQ to above average or to the level of a genius. The operation that Charlie underwent had many consequences, and he had to pay a sad price for trying to get smarter

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    “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

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    Algernon share common similarities. They both feature a retarded middle-aged man, Charlie Gordon, who receives an operation to heighten his intelligence. Charlie’s IQ eventually surpasses human normalcy to reveal that the experiment did prove successful. In both the film and novel, Charlie became even more intelligent than the professors who worked with him. In the film, Dr. Strauss was embarrassed to reveal that Charlie was smarter than him. That played a milestone event in Charlie’s identification

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    Flowers For Algernon

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    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

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    Flowers for Algernon

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    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

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    The past can hurt when you remember all of it, but would you trade this hurt for not remembering something you learned yesterday? This was the case for one man, Charlie Gordon, a retarded adult who works in a bakery and attends the Beekman College and is the protagonist in Daniel Keye’s award winning novel, Flowers for Algernon. He undergoes an operation that makes him smart for a little while and later, as a man-made genius, finds the fault in the experiment that the operation is not permanent therefore

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    Flowers for Algernon

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    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. Charlie agrees to have the

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    Flowers For Algernon

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    “Flowers for Algernon” is about a man named Charlie Gordon who is mentally retarded. Charlie signs up for an experiment that is supposed to make him smarter. He wants to be like every one else. To do the experiment he has to keep a journal showing his progress. Charlie starts out spelling almost every word wrong. Charlie’s family and friends have all made fun of him; his parents gave him to his uncle when he was ten. The experiment starts to work and Charlie gets smarter and he starts realizing new

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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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    Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon was faced with this same question. Charlie is a 37 year old man with a measly IQ of 68. However, Charlie has a strong passion to learn and really, all he ever wanted were some true friends. So, Charlie decides to take that chance, and you know what? Charlie was eternally grateful after he got the AI surgery. He contributed immensely to science, was able to have feelings such as love, and had the chance to be smart. First of all, when Charlie had the AI surgery,

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