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what will happen to charlie's intellect after the operation 

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elienhard | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 10, 2007 at 12:40 PM via web

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what will happen to charlie's intellect after the operation

 

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mvmaurno | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 4, 2007 at 2:21 AM (Answer #2)

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Charlie will slowly transform from being a mentally-challenged man to a brilliant scholar, who is far more intelligent than the average person.  We see this transformation through his diary entries that become increasily well-written and complex.  However, the operation's effects are transitory, and he will slowly revert back to his former self.

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trayducateng14 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 14, 2007 at 1:11 AM (Answer #3)

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Too, we can also get a glimpse--or in literary terminology, foreshadowing--of what may happen to Charlie by looking at Algernon. Different events in the story suggest that since Algernon had the "operashun" that Charlie was to have done, that as we see Algernon's increased intelligence and higher thinking abilities, and, eventually, decline, that we should expect the same to happen to Charlie.

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