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There's a man named Charlie Gordan, he is 37 year old who goes to a school for slow adults who do not really follow normally like normal brains. That also means he is not as smart as us and thinks he never will be. Could he be wrong? All Charlie wants to be is smart. "My name is Charlie Gordan I am 37 years old"(672). "I told them because all my life I wanted to be smart and not dumb"(674).
1.Charlie got asked to be chosen to be "smart". "If you volunteer for this exsperiment you mite get smart" (675). 2. Charlie meets Algernon. Algernon is a white mouse. He was the first animal to ever get this operation. Charlie keeps getting compared to Algernon and turns out they have a lot in common. "I don't know what it is where I got it from but he said Algernon had it too" (675). 3. Charlie finnaly got picked to get the operation. Charlie is happier than ever because now he thinks he will be smart.
Ever since Charlie has gotten the operation he finally has the ability to think. He realized that after his friends brought him to a party and made him feel "Everyone was looking at me and laughing and I felt naked. I wanted to hide myself"(686). Having the ability to think like normal people really opened his eyes. He quoted "It's a funny thing I never knew that Joe and Frank and the others liked to have me around all the time to make fun of me"(686). Other than him processing more about the people around him, the people around him are starting to see a big improvement in his mind. "Miss Kinnian says I'm learning fast"(684). Other than the people around him Charlie is starting to realize his smarts as well. "Anyway, now I know I'm getting smarter everyday"(691).
1. Charlie has been noticing some big flaws in Algernon. Algernon had bit charlie. "It happend today. Algernon bit me"(702). 2. Since Charlie had got the same surgery as Algernon he thinks that since Algernon's smartness is starting to go away he thinks his will too. "Artificialy increased intelligence deteriorites at the rate of time directly proportional to the quanity of the increase"(705). That quote basically means that the much of intelligence that he got into his brain and that he knew it could just go away that fast. 3. Algernon has passed away and Charlie is very upset. "I put Algernon's body in a cheese box and buried him in the back yard. I cried"(706).
It turns out Charlie ended up being right about the operation. "Dissection shows my predictions were right. His brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures"(706).Since Charlie had a good connection with Algernon he tells everyone that hewants someone to put flowers on Algernon's grave. "P.P.S .Please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernon's grave in the bak yard"(711).
Some themes for Flowers For Algernon are the limited amount of science that is shown in all of it. "Dr. Strauss says don't be supersitis Charlie this is science"(676). Also another theme is you shouldn't care about intelligence when your happy. That should be the least of your worries.