The Role Of Perfection In Daniel Keyes Flowers For Algernon

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Perfection is not sameness, it requires being diverse and unique. If the whole world was intelligent, the universe would collapse because everybody would be the same. But some people do not realize that it is better to be yourself than changing yourself to be someone else. In the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the main character, Charlie changed who he was by getting an operation to make him smart but nothing good came out of it. He was very lonely afterwards and he lost his friends and his job, which led him to become depressed. This is why I believe that the operation is a bad idea. I also believe this because in society, there would be no room for all the intelligence that people have, people should stay who they are and be themselves, and in the world, people would …show more content…
When Charlie got more intelligent, Dr, Strauss and Dr. Nemur were still smart but Charlie outsmart them. All of the intelligence they worked hard for from studying many times, was all thrown away. Charlie got even more intelligent from the operation than both of the doctors had, without even doing anything. He did not work hard for it, he just received the intelligence very fast. The doctors worked hard for the knowledge that they had and all of that go thrown away because of the operation. Charlie outsmart the doctors and it made all of their knowledge go to waste. So in society, if everyone got the operation done who want today it would put some of the businesses out there to waste and it would make them lose money. It is only the best of both worlds because if everyone got the operation done, it would only be good for them. But if they didn't get the operation and if the doctors got that instead then it would only be good for them. All of the knowledge that the smart people had would be gone to waste and all the studying and hard work would be thrown away. Another thing is that you should “not be afraid to be different, be afraid of being the

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