Flowers For Algernon
By janele, Updated
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Don't pull a Charlie!
Charlie Gordon is a 37-year-old man with a low mental ability. He is selected to undergo an operation, which is set to triple his intelligence that has already been tested on a white mouse, Algernon. He is instructed to write progress reports to track his intelligence. Dr. Nemur believes he should not have the opperation.
You are supposed to get smarter from here on. You won't be able to take this class anymore.
Charlie works at a factory with who he thinks are his best friends. Joe Carp and Frank Reilly use his name as a bad thing. He never understands because of his low IQ.
Owwwww! Why did you do that Algernon?
After the surgery, Charlie feels not any smarter. Dr. Strauss instructs Charlie to keep writing his reports to be able to tell if anything changes. Charlie realized who he thought were his friends really aren't.
Charlie is declined from his teacher, Miss Kinnian, from going to the special school furthermore. Charles feels a new feeling for Miss Kinnian (love), that he has never felt before about her.
Algernon starts behaving differently. He bites Charles's finger, which is a shock to all.
Algernon dies. Charlie figures out his behavior and death is a result of the surgery. He knows his time is coming as well. Even though Charlie beat Algernon by smartness, Algernon beat him by death.
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