Flowers for Algernon Essay

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Flowers for Algernon Essay
In the book, Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon goes from being a moron, to a genius. This change is from a surgery that he had to make him extremely smart. He wanted the surgery especially to get more friends. He felt that if he was very smart he would gain much more friends. This surgery was a successful for a period of time. It began to wear off a few months after he had it. At the end of the book, Charlie knew things that he didn't know before. He did intellectually At the beginning and end of the book, he was two different people. Also, this ending seemed quite glum and tragic.

One way that Charlie has changed from the beginning to the end of the book his ability to remember things increased. At the beginning of the book his memory was not very good at all. At the beginning of the book he said, “His name is Burt. I fergot his last name because I dont remember so good.” At the end of the book, when the surgery had worn off, he could remember things more easily. He knew he had done something great for science, but he just couldn’t remember exactly what he had done. But, he said, “Then all of a suddin I remembered some things about the operashun and me getting smart and I said holy smokes I reely pulled a Charlie Gordon that time.” He also remembered Algernon, and that Algernon had died. Not only could Charlie remember better, but he also had an increase in knowledge from the beginning of the book.

Another way that Charlie has changed from the beginning of the book to the end, is that he also had an increase in intelligence. Charlie could think for himself better that he could before. He realized that the bakery was not the place for him to be. He also realized that the Warren State Training School was a better place for him rather than the Warren Home school. Charlie could also feel emotions more than he could before. These were all signs that his intelligence had increased. In the book, Charlie said, “I know evrybody...