Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon
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  • Exposition
  • "I hope they use me... I want to be smart."   pg.1
  • Rising Action
  • "Later some men in white coats gave me a game to play. It was like a race with a white mouse. They called the mouse Algernon ."     pg.2
  • Climax
  • "I put Algernon in a cheese box and buried him in the back yard. I cried."   Pg.19
  • Charlie Gordon, a 37 old man with a disability, wants to become more intelligent.
  • Falling Action
  • "Oh, God, please don't take it all away"   pg.19
  • Doctors decide to use Charlie for an experiment that would triple his IQ. Charlie meets a mouse named Algernon who went through the same procedure for testing.
  • Resolution
  • "dont be sorry for me Im glad I got a second chanse to be smart.... Anyway I bet Im the first dumb person in the world who ever found out somthing importent for sience."    pg.22
  • As Charlie starts to become overwhelmingly smart, Algernon dies from the side affects from the same procedure the doctors gave Charlie. 
  • Just like Algernon, Charlie's brain starts to deteriorate. He knows what will probably happen to him, but he hopes to hold on to everything he's learned.
  • Charlie decides to move away from New York because he doesn't want anyone to feel bad for him. He hopes that his contribution to science will help people like him.
  • The End
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