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    Flowers for Charly “It is this story, involving a personal crisis, which makes Charly a warm and rewarding film,” as said by movie critic Roger Ebert regarding Charly, the film based off of Flowers for Algernon. Flowers for Algernon is a story that explores the growth of relationships, change in mental state, and discovering one’s self and happiness. Charly, the story’s main character, is a man with a mental disability who, throughout the plot, undergoes an operation with the intentions of making him more intelligent.This story is represented in two films, Charly, which was made in 1968 and Flowers For Algernon, which was made forty years later, in 2008. While comparing the two visual texts, Charly and Flowers for Algernon, it became clear that Charly stayed truer to the abridged version of the text as shown in the characters, Charly's mental growth, and relationships between the characters. First and foremost, the characters in Charly were developed thoroughly and similarly to the text. The actor who played Charly was closer in age to his age in the book, and he captured the viewers’ attention with his captivating charisma, helping to engage the viewer. In this version, Charly’s teacher, Miss Kinnian is portrayed as a role model to Charly in the beginning and seamlessly transforms into Charly’s lover…

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    Daniel Keyes drew on past experiences that altered writing structures such as point of view, plot, and character development when composing Flowers for Algernon. Daniel Keyes did not originally have the novel written from Charlie’s perspective. But after reviewing the text, Keyes seemed unpleased with the idea that readers would laugh at Charlie instead of with him. Keyes previous experience of being laughed at and called a moron after dropping plates working as a server allowed him to…

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    Give it Your All You never know what you have until it is gone. “Flowers for Algernon” is a story about a middle aged man named Charlie. Charlie is living a battle between his level of knowledge and his mental condition. In the story Charlie is offered the chance to have an operation performed on himself. Said operation will triple his I.Q. of 68. Along this journey Charlie meets many new people and makes friends with a mouse named Algernon. Algernon and Charlie are both mentally disabled and…

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    Flowers for Algernon The short story, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes is about a 37 year old man who has a low cognitive learning disorder. Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man with a low cognitive learning disorder. Charlie worked at a plastic box factory with his so called “friends”. Charlie underwent several tests such as the inkblot test and the maze race against Algernon the mouse. Ms. Kinnian referred Charlie to some doctors who did tests on him. They showed him inkblot, which…

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    As humans we feel the need to better ourselves and sometimes it is through intelligence. Many people respect and value opinions of others based on their intelligence and that is why many humans strive for knowledge because they want to become smart and gain that respect that many people view so highly. In the science fiction novel, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keys, A 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon struggles with his learning because he is not of the average intelligence and can’t…

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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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    Ever wonder what it would feel like to be three times smarter than you are right now? Would you ever take the chance to do that? Charlie Gordon did. In the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes Charlie had a learning disability. Everyday Charlie wanted to be smart. It was his dream to be smart. He took the chance to triple his intelligence. The A.I surgery Charlie had significantly changes his life in a good way. He was able to make new friends, feel emotions, and see the world in…

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    How would you feel if you got an operation to make you even more intelligent than your peers? In the emotional but compelling story “Flowers For Algernon”, a man named Charlie Gordon has a life-changing chance to get an operation, but, it comes with a cost. He is put through many tasks to get this operation, but the main test that this man with a low I.Q of 64 remembers best is a small maze against a mouse that brings symbolism to the rest of the story. But some people wouldn't want to get this…

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    The film “Flowers for Algernon”, is about how a man that is not so intelligent as other humans starts to become smart. So the story all starts by him having a interview with scientist to see who will be the person who would be perfect to do the operation on. Soon they find Charlie, Charlie has a job like most people do, but he doesn't know that his so called friends are bullying him due to his intelligent which is low, he takes a test to see if he can beat Algernon on a race in a maze, he…

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    person’s intellectual capability. Similarly, in the short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, a mentally challenged man named Charlie Gordon undergoes a surgery to triple his IQ of 68 to 204. As the story progresses, Charlie slowly but surely starts to become smarter and gains more self-awareness for his surroundings, making him angry and often frustrated with his doctors. At the peak of his intelligence Charlie is paranoid and too smart for his own good, causing him to lose his job…

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