Language Arts - Flowers for Algernon

Language Arts - Flowers for Algernon

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  • Exposition
  • Becaus all my life I wantid to be smart and not dumb. Pg.1
  • Exposition
  • They are going to use me! Im so exited I can hardly write. Pg.2
  • Rising action
  • I beat Algernon! I dint even know I beat him until after Burt the tester told me. Pg.6
  • Charlie Gordon is 37 years old. He is not as smart as other people, but he really really wants to be. It's all he wants.
  • Climax
  • After failing some tests, mostly races against a mouse named Algernon, He is given the chance to become smart through an operation, and he takes that chance, even though it might not be perminant
  • Falling Action
  • Charlie takes part in the operation and starts to get smarter!
  • Resolution
  • Algernon, who underwent the same operation began to reverse in progress and eventually died. What does this mean for Charlie?
  • Algernon died two days ago. I put Algernon's body in a cheese box and buried him in the backyard. I cried. Pg. 18, 19
  • Charlie starts to become less smart. He uses his last few weeks of being smart to research his experiment to make progress for future people who are like him. 
  • Why can't I remember? I've got to fight.  I'm forgetting things that I learned recently. Pg. 19
  • Charlie is "dumb" again. He moves away to start anew. He doesn't remember all the things he learned when he was smart, so he goes back to how he used to be. In some ways though, he is more determined to become smart than beore
  • Thats why Im going away from New York for good. Pg. 22
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