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    I intend to write an essay based on the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. I hope to allude to the ‘Mistreatment of the intellectually disabled' through the eyes of the main character Charlie Gordon, and how this comments on particular aspects of society. XXXXXXX(more) In the novel ‘Flowers for Algernon’ written by Daniel Keyes the event of the new ‘Dishwasher Boy’ was used to show the theme of the “Mistreatment of the intellectually disabled” to comment on an aspect of society. Through the first person diary format of Charlie Gordon we get front seat to an event that was able to express the ‘mistreatment’. This is what makes ‘Flowers for Algernon’ so powerful because it has the reality of society and the world we live in. Thus,…

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    ‘Flowers for Algernon,' written in 1958 by Daniel Keyes, is a short science fiction story about a mentally disabled protagonist called Charlie Gordon. Charlie, who is a 37-year-old man, due to his eagerness to learn, receives the opportunity to increase his intelligence through an experimental surgery. Following the experimental process, Daniel Keyes uses the techniques of the juxtaposition of events such as the thematic apperception test, as well as changes his writing style’s literacy skills…

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    In Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon a mentally disabled 39-year-old man wanted to become intelligent. He was motivated in his night class to do better than everyone else to become smarter and to get picked for a surgery. After the doctors saw his motivation to be smarter, the doctors finally picked Charlie to go through an operation to become intelligent. Before Charlie’s operation, Charlie couldn’t even spell, or have any good grammar. The most important thing Charlie…

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    This Story is called “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. Charlie Gordon shouldn’t have the operation. Some people are treated differently not only for how they look but, because they aren’t smart. He thinks at the beginning of the story that because he thinks he failed a test that as he said “I had a test today. I think I failed it. Maybe they aren’t going to use me.”(Keyes,54) So Charlie is going to have an operation to make him become smarter. Here are three reasons why I think that…

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    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” - Ernest Hemingway. In the book, “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon, the protagonist, has low mental ability. This story takes place in the 1960s, and during this time period, people used different ways to measure intelligence. Charlie faces the decision to artificially increase his intelligence by having a surgery performed on him. Intelligence is not worth it when your happiness is at risk. Charlie Gordon should…

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    It is often debated if ignorance is truly bliss. In the novel entitled Flowers for Algernon written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie, a mentally disabled man, undergoes an operation to make him intelligent. As he progresses, his relationships with others change, and he realizes many discrepancies about the world that he did not know about before. Going into this procedure, Charlie did not have the capacity to understand what kind of situation he was putting himself through. The surgery ends up turning…

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    Flowers for Algernon What would you go through to gain more intelligence? In the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon was a man who had a mental disability. All he wanted was to be smart, so he had an operation done that would triple his IQ. It made him very smart but then it wore off so he became mentally challenged again. Charlie Gordon should have never done the surgery because he got so smart it affected him socially to where he couldn't talk to people and after the…

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    People Should be Careful What They Wish For Albert Einstein once said, “Once we accept our limits,we go beyond them.” This is especially true in Daniel Keyes’s science fiction novel, “Flowers for Algernon”. In the book, Charlie is middle aged man that is trying to become more intelligent. The reason Charlie wants to become smart is because he want knowledge. To make Charlie smart they will do a operation to make him smart. But he will later lose the intelligence he has gained will be back…

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    Having intelligence can change you- sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad. In the short story “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon, a 37 year-old mentally challenged man, undergoes an operation to make him more intelligent. Charlie was unknowingly chosen to be the lab rat in an experiment to see if a certain operation could help mentally disabled beings become smarter. After he underwent this operation, Charlie was brilliant, but as time went on his brilliance started…

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    If you could have surgery to help accomplish obstacles in life and all your life dreams, would you? In the science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. A 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon has always had a large obstacle in his life which is a mental disability. Having mental disability makes him not as smart and he has a very low I.Q of 68. So, he goes to get an A.I surgery to make Charlie triple his I.Q in size. So then he can get smarter and have more friends. And…

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