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  • Surgery The Relationships Between Charlie
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    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 Alge...
  • Similar With The Mirror As Charly's Intelligence
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    Short Story The Operation 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 show test. I failed. I want to be smart. From the time we encounter Charly until he is told of his operati...
  • Charlie's Iq
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    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 no...
  • Charlie And Algernon
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    Melissa Jackson 10-17-99 Exploratory Thinking Period 3"Flowers For Algernon" Report "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 ...
  • Charlie And Algernon
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    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 ha...
  • Charlie 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...
  • Relationship Of Miss Kinnian And Charlie
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    Do you remember seeing the mentally handicapped kids walking down the hall at school What did you do when you saw them Did you duck in a dark back hallway and try to avoid all contact with them If you did then you re probably one of Charlie Gordon's friends. Or so he would think. In the book Flowers For Algernon by Dave Keyes Charlie Gordon is a mentally retarded adult. He soon receives an operation that will triple his IQ. Book doesn t sound good How about the movie Charly which tries to follow...
  • Charlie's Own Tremendous Need For Love
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    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 ther...
  • Experiment On Charlie
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    SUPPLEMENTARY BOOK REVIEW The book, "Flowers for Algernon", was an exciting science fiction novel written by. The main characters of the story are the central character, Charlie, who is a mentally retarded individual involved in a remarkable experiment which increased his I.Q., Alice, a teacher atthe special education faculty at Beekman College who taught Charlie how thread and write, the professors who performed the experiment on Charlie, Fay, one of Charlie's aquaintances which he meets as the...
  • Effect In Charlie's Mind Throughout The Story
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    In my opinion "Flowers for Algernon" written by Daniel Keyes is a successful short story because of Keyes superbly formed Characters, his brilliant format used and the many different themes he featured throughout the story. "Flowers for Algernon" is a short story about a man of low intelligence, Charlie Gordon, who is asked to take part in a new breakthrough operation to improve his intellect. He hopes that one day he will become happy because he is smarter, but instead he becomes more isolated ...
  • Daniel Keyes Point
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    The story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, that we read in English was about a mentally retarded person, named Charlie who had an operation to increase his intelligence, but the operation was a failure and Charlie is slow again. He wants to move now so society won t ridicule him for being slow again. Daniel Keyes wrote this short story for good reasons. Daniel Keyes wrote "Flowers for Algernon" to show people from an outside look on how we treat mentally challenged people. When you treat...
  • Mrs Kinnian And Charlie
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    Compare and Contrast Essay Flowers for Algernon Charlie Charlie is a character from the story Flowers for Algernon and the movie Charlie. He is mentally challenge. Here are some similarities and differences between the book and movie. Both the story and the movie are alike by many ways. Charlie works in a factory as a janitor. The men he works with act like his friends but they really make fun of him. Charlie has a lucky rabbits foot that gives him courage. An experiment is done on Charlie so he...
  • Scientist Dr James Graham
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    The best short stories have thought provoking ideas expressed in interesting ideas Do you agree One thought provoking idea, is expressed clearly in the story The weapon by Fredric Brown. The story suggests many themes, but the main one being the lack of respect humans have with power and their ignorance towards technology. A scientist, Dr James Graham is creating the ultimate weapon. During his study time one night, a guest Mr. Niemand arrives at his doorstep, raising many questions about the we...
  • Charlie Later On The Book
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    Scientists are always trying to better mankind. The words constantly heard these days are genetic testing, cloning, DNA and genetic engineering. Since this was first published in 1959, different methods were being explored to improve humans. The book is entitled Flowers for Algernon, it is an exciting science fiction novel written by Daniel Keyes. This novel deals with surgical and chemical means to try to increase a retarded man's IQ so that he is no longer mentally deficient. The main characte...
  • Movies Charly And Flowers For Algernon Comparison Contrast
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    Although the movies Charly and Flowers for Algernon have many similarities and differences they still carry the same theme. The theme in both movies is that Charlie is retarded so he undergoes an operation to make him smarter. Charlie then reverts back to his original retarded self in the end of each movie. Both movies showed how Charlie had deceiving doctors because they didn't tell Charlie that they knew of the failures of all the other similar experiments. However Charly reacted more calmly t...

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