Questions and Answers for Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon

Charlie's treatment indicates the way scientific "advancements" often take advantage of society's most vulnerable members. The scientists convinced Charlie to take part in the surgery without truly...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2021 11:38 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The operation on Charlie resulted in rapid development of his intellect. It took a while before Charlie started to recognize the results of the operation. However, he made progress and got smarter....

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016 9:42 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie's view of himself changes in the novel Flowers for Algernon as his IQ increases. His view of himself changes again in the latter part of the story as he returns to his prior IQ level....

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 11:12 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie is upset about the incident with the dishwasher because the people are laughing at the boy because he is retarded. Charlie was once like the young dishwasher, and he is upset not only...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2009 8:15 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

It is suggested that Charlie dies at the end of the short story "Flowers for Algernon" (as well as the novel of the same novel), as he is following the same process as Algernon, the mouse. Algernon...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2017 12:34 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

When Charlie is mentally handicapped, he calls Frank and Joe his best friends. He doesn't realize that when they laugh, they are laughing at him, not with him. He doesn't understand that they are...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2018 4:16 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

After the operation, as he gains intelligence, Charlie's attitudes become much less naive and childlike. When the story opens, he wants nothing more than to please the people in his life, whom he...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 2:37 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the relationship between Miss Kinnian and Charlie begins to change. Miss Kinnian had been Charlie's teacher at a school for the mentally disabled, but as he...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 2:39 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In Flowers for Algernon, Miss Kinnian is Charlie's teacher at the school that he attends. She is also the person who recommended Charlie for the experimental surgery that will hopefully make his...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010 11:47 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The short story "Flowers for Algernon" is told from the point of view of a 37-year-old man named Charlie, who has an IQ of 68. Because of his low intelligence, Charlie has a very innocent and...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016 10:40 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

At the end of the story Charlie feels better, and although he reverts back to his initial state, he knows that he made an important contribution to science. He is also glad that he got to...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2017 10:44 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

On May 15, Charlie does not actually mention Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss specifically, but her does talk about other professors at the university, and it might be inferred that, if he thought about...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2010 3:41 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie's surgery has the positive effect of making him highly intelligent. His intellectual life explodes. He is able to learn a number of foreign languages, become advanced in mathematics, and...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2018 3:30 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

One theme of "Flowers for Algernon" is the cruelty in taking advantage of the mentally challenged. Before the surgery, Charlie is a happy man, and he believes that he has friends. Frank Reilly and...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2020 4:09 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The difference between Charlie at the beginning and the ending of the story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes lies in his degree of contentment. The story tells of a man of low IQ who is...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 1:43 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In Flowers for Algernon, a novel by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a mentally challenged man who undergoes a scientific experiment to make him more intelligent. Prior to the operation, he works at...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2017 3:00 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

As Charlie becomes smarter and smarter in "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, he learns to do things he could not do before. His intelligence quickly surpasses the men he works with and...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2015 10:24 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In "progris riport 5-Mar 6," Charlie writes that he has an "eye-q" or I.Q. of 68 (page 9). At this point, Dr. Nemur is worried that Charlie will get sick from having an I.Q. that climbs too high...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Dr. Harold Nemur is a psychologist who comes up with the idea of Charlie's brain surgery to increase his intelligence, while Dr. Jayson Strauss is a neurosurgeon and psychiatrist who carries out...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 1:21 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In this very sad story, the mentally handicapped Charlie Gordon undergoes an operation that makes him highly intelligent. He bonds with a mouse named Algernon, whose seemingly successful operation...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 7:20 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Before the operation, Charlie was more a victim to his family than in any sort of "relationship." He was more of someone who had to be dealt with versus someone who could hold conversations and...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2009 2:01 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

When Charlie takes the inkblot test, he is sure that he failed it. The inkblot/Rorschach test is supposed to allow people to project their innermost emotions onto the inkblot shapes on the cards...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 2:51 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, the story is told from the perspective of Charlie, a developmentally disabled thirty-seven-year-old man whose greatest desire is to be smart. From his...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2017 1:28 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

If you think Charlie deserves a shot at living a full life, then the answer to this question is, in my opinion, yes; Charlie made the right choice in having the operation. At the beginning of the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 3:46 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

As Charlie gains intelligence, it suddenly dawns on him at the work party that his friends Frank and Joe invite him out to events so that they can make fun of him and laugh at him, not because they...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2019 9:50 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie Gordon experiences an enormous emotional change during the course of the story "Flowers for Algernon." While his intellectual development is clearly documented--Charlie's vocabulary...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016 9:38 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie likes Algernon from the start but at first feels bad when the mouse beats him at the maze games they are both asked to play. He wonders why the mouse is so smart and speculates it might be...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 11:39 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie is unable to get some of the words during the argument between Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur. In the argument, Dr. Nemur is not convinced that Charlie is the best choice for the experiment, and...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2017 10:19 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

On March 4th, when Charlie took the Rorschach Test, he was supposed to view the images of the inkblots and freely imagine what he saw in them. But Charlie only saw the inkblots for what they were:...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 1:37 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, a 32-year-old man named Charlie, who has an IQ of 68, undergoes a surgical operation to improve his mental performance. The attitude he has...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2019 1:41 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie’s job loss is directly related to his increased intelligence after the surgery. On the surface, Charlie’s increased intelligence made him a better worker. He took on new responsibilities,...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2016 5:18 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The "Algernon-Gordon Effect", in Charlie's words, is "the logical extension of the entire intelligence speed-up", which can be described in the following terms: "Artificially-induced intelligence...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2009 1:01 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In both Charlie and Algernon the same process has been carried out in which intelligence is artificially increased, though the result is not permanent. Charlie experiences life as a brilliant man,...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 9:20 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The first test that Charlie takes is a Rorschach Test. This is a psychological test where the subject is shown an ink-blot on a piece of paper and asked to describe what they see. When Charlie does...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2018 7:10 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Frank and Joe's actions were not a sign of true friendship.I think readers should be suspicious of Frank and Joe because of their previous inhumane behavior towards Charlie. Before his surgery,...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2016 5:42 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

At a psychological conference in Chicago, Charlie becomes upset. First, having become more intelligent that either of the doctors who engineered his heightened intelligence, he realizes their data...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020 7:33 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

After his operation, Charlie becomes much more intelligent. We see his vocabulary change and his spelling improve. However, he also becomes much less gullible. He realizes, as he did not before,...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2018 12:12 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

"Flowers for Algernon" tells the story of a simple man with a low IQ named Charlie Gordon who receives the opportunity to undergo an operation to increase his intelligence. When he is offered the...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2018 1:42 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie, a mentally handicapped human, and Algernon, a mouse, are both "lab rats" used for an experiment. They are forced to compete with each to solve mazes meant to test their intelligence....

Latest answer posted December 15, 2017 1:04 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Before Charlie Gordon has surgery to dramatically improve his intelligence, he is depicted as a simple-minded, friendly individual who is harmless and outgoing. As a mentally disabled man, Charlie...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 5:16 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

There are many examples of both internal and external conflict in Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon," but I will focus on the struggle between Charlie Gordon and his intelligence, which is the...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020 7:57 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

First of all, Charlie is the ideal candidate for the experiment because he's ambitious and wants to get on in life. Unfortunately for him, he lacks the intelligence to improve his lot, and so...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019 11:47 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, Charlie is given a Thematic Apperception Test in which the test proctor shows Charlie pictures and asks him to tell her a story about each one. Charlie...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 11:13 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie's main internal conflict comes from his relationship to the idea of intelligence and the value he ties up with it. This conflict develops over the course of the story as he experiences life...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 6:30 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, Algernon is very important because Charlie follows in his footsteps. The intelligence experiments Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss are performing on Charlie were...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 6:08 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

*I just had this thought--If you are reading this in high school, you may be reading an abridged version of the story from your literature book-- in which case, you may not have the scene with Dr....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012 4:42 am UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie is a thirty-two-year-old intellectually disabled adult with an IQ of sixty-eight who works at Donner's Bakery and attends Beekman College Center for Retarded Adults before undergoing...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2019 9:29 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

The "Algernon-Gordon effect" is a term used by Charlie in his most advanced state of intelligence. The term refers to the mouse Algernon and himself who were used as guinea pigs in an experiment...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2015 1:49 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

At the end of the story, Charlie returns by mistake to his old class with Miss Kinnian. He is again mentally handicapped and temporarily forgets that he had an operation that made him much more...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 11:09 pm UTC

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Flowers for Algernon

In Daniel Keyes' story "Flowers for Algernon," Charlie and Miss Kinnian start out as student and teacher. Charlie looks at Miss Kinnian as an older woman who is smart and who can teach him how to...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 2:52 am UTC

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