Essay Analysis Of ' Flowers For Algernon ' By Daniel Keyes

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Every book has its own plot, setting, and characters. Flowers for Algernon, written by Daniel Keyes, is a book about a man, Charlie Gordon, who receives a surgery to increase his IQ; he becomes a brainy man who realizes that intelligence is not the key to happiness. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a story about a boy, Huck Finn, who goes on an adventure down the Mississippi River to escape a turbulent environment at home. Charlie Gordon and Huckleberry Finn were two characters that had large discrepancies in their respect for people, level of self-involvement, and work ethic. Charlie Gordon was a disrespectful man while Huckleberry Finn was a courteous boy. Charlie begins being a impolite man after his operation to make his IQ increase. The first time Charlie shows his disrespect is in a situation where he is in the laboratory doing a routine test looking at inkblots. Charlie claims that the doctors had told him a lie the last time they met when, in fact, they had never lied. “I’ll believe it when I hear it,” Charlie says in a rude tone, even after the doctors say they had always told Charlie the truth. (Keyes 57). This was a signal that Charlie was beginning to challenge authority and second guess what was said. Charlie also shows disrespect towards Alice Kinnian, his close friend, when she says that she does not want to be in a relationship with Charlie. He does not respect her decision and becomes angry at her (92). This shows that he did not respect the decisions…

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