Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon
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  • Exposistion
  • I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon, I am 37 years old. (p1)
  • Exposistion
  • Maybe some day Ill beat Algernon. Boy that would be some thing. So far Algernon looks like he mite be smart permanent.
  • Rising Action
  • The operashun didn't hurt.
  • Charlie Gordon is a man that wants to be smart. He's lived with mental challenges his whole life and finally got an opportunity to get a surgery that would make him smart.
  • Rising Action
  • We are reading a very hard book. I never read such a hard book before.
  • Algernon is a mouse that got the surgery Charlie is planning to get.  One of the tests to see if Charlie is illegible for the surgery. All these tests worry him.
  • Climax
  • After Charlie gets the operation he doesn't see immeadite results with his spelling and vocal skills. He still can't beat Algernon yet.
  • Falling Action
  • Slowly but surely, Charlie starts to see results with the operation. He can read and spell a lot better than he use to be. He become very smart, smarter than his doctors.
  • When Algernon dies, Charlie figures out it'll happen to him too. He becomes depressed and the surgery starts to reverse itself, taking some motor skills with it.
  • Algernon died two days ago... I guess the same thing is or will be soon happening to me. Now that it's definite, I don't want it to happen.
  • Charlie falls into a slump where he stays at his house and deteriorates quickly. He looses his "intelligence" and forgets things.
  • Why can't remember? I've got to fight... I'm forgetting things I learned recently.
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