Ha ha Gergore is pulling a Charlie Gordon. He is so stupid.
Charlie Gordon (672) “37 years old” (672) sets out to be as smart as he can possible be. With the help of Miss. Kinnian (his teacher), Dr. Strauss and Dr. Newur (Doctors who are trying to help Charlie achieve his dream and become smart). Charlie has doesn’t have a lot of common sense like his “best friends” Joe Carp and Frank Reilly. Charlie thinks that they are best friends but, they just use him for a laugh. When someone does something stupid they tell them that they are pulling a Charlie Gordon (679). Maybe one day Charlie will have the ability to get his common sense but for now he has to race with a white mouse named Algernon. Will Charlie beat Algernon? Will Charlie realize what pulling a Charlie Gordon is?
Throughout the story “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie gets smarter and smarter by each progress report. After Charlie gets smarter then he was before the story starts to rise and become more exciting. Charlie beats Algernon in a race (682). He feels so accomplish and says “I wanted to race him again” (683). This point in the story shows the readers that Charlie is learning. His is able to beat a mouse. Which is great for him but it’s mouse. Also the story is getting better because the readers can actually figure the spelling. Charlie is finally able to spell and the readers can understand it better (681).
Goodbye New York and Algernon.
The highest and most important part in the story where it gets good is when. Charlie after all of those years finally realize what pulling a Charlie Gordon is (686). Charlie also says, “I’m ashamed” (686). This part in the story you realize that you can’t go any farther will this. Charlie has realized something he has never realized before. He realizes that Joe and Frank aren’t really his real friends. On page 686 he says “ It’s a funny thing I never knew that Joe and Frank and others liked to have me around all the time to make fun of me.” This point Charlie is realizing and gaining his common sense. He is also improving and getting smarted. This is the best part in the story and nothing could get any better than this part.
Now Charlie knows that he doesn’t have any friends any friends he falls in love with Miss Kinnian (695). They go out together but things got a little weird. They started to talk about how Charlie is almost smarter than her (695). They go a while for not talking. Charlie doesn’t know how to explain his feelings or communicate. On page 699 he says, “I am very disturbed. I saw Miss Kinnian last night for the first time in over a week. I tried to avoid all discussions.” At this part in the story things are dying down and come to the end.
At the end of the story on page 706 Algernon dies. He was all out of focus and wouldn’t eat. Soon after that Charlie would put flowers on his grave once a week (708). A couple of months after Algernon died. Charlie starred to acted how he used to. Bad spelling and reading. From then on he was “going away from New York for good” (711). A lot has happened to Charlie. Good and bad.
Throughout this story the main message that the author gives is. Is your knowledge more valuable than your happiness? Would you choose to be smart or happy? Charlie Gordon just wanted some true friends that would stick by his side and not make fun of him or, you him to make a joke for themselves (686). Charlie was not happy when Algernon died and he choice is knowledge over happiness with Algernon (708). Most of all, because of all of that he ended up moving away from New York where he used to live (711). But most of all he lost his happiness doing all of this. Back in the beginning he was just living his life and having fun but, now everything has changed.