Sept. 29 Summative

Sept. 29 Summative

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Storyboard Description

The summative for 5th Period Reading Montello for Flowers For Algernon

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Okay, class, it's time for some reading. Bring out your books. 
  • i wish i culd reed and rite good. i dont like being dumb. i want to be smart
  • Rising Action
  • This is it Doctor Nemur! The operation is almost finished!
  • We are about to make history!
  • Conflict
  • Charlie Gordon is in a class at the adult night school. He wants to learn and be smart but he doesn't know how. He eventually goes to a lab to see if they will use him for an experiment to increase his intelligence. 
  • Climax
  • Shut up! Leave him alone! It's not his fault he can't understand! He can't help what he is! But for God's sake . . . he's still a human being!
  • Charlie is finally chosen to be part of the operation. This is where Dr. Nemur, the one with his hand on Charlie's head, and Dr. Strauss, the one facing away from us, are performing their operation on Charlie. This is a brain surgery, and the doctors are hoping to triple Charlie's low I.Q, and Charlie wants this so he can become smart because he doesn't like his dumbness. 
  • Falling Action
  • Charlie eventually becomes smart, but after realizing that Algernon is mentally regressing, he takes it into his own hands to research if, and when, it will happen to him. Algernon and he had been friends and had races to help the scientists see how much he had improved. Algernon had had the same operation as Charlie, and so his regression could mean Charlie's regression.
  • Resolution
  • After Charlie's I.Q had been tripled, he goes to a restaurant and watches a 16-year-old boy break a few dishes in the restaurant. He cowers in front of the manager, until he realises he won't be punished. He then sweeps it up with a silly blank expression on his face. Charlie realises that that is who he once was, blissfuly ignorant. Panicked, and disgusted with himself, he yells at the people laughing. He decides he never wants to be like that again. 
  • Chalie is becoming more and more depressed each coming day. He is realizing thathe is regressing, just like Algernon, he lost all of his knowledge in foreign languages, and some of his own works he can't understand anymore. He finally realizes that his hope to be permanently smart, would never come to pass, and he is slipping away again.  
  • All of Charlie's new I.Q has vanished. He is as smart as he was before the operation. He decides that he is going to leave for a new city. He doesn't want anyone to know that he was once smart. He wants to live a normal life again, and maybe he shall, but he will always remember that he had a second chance at intelligence, but it slipped away in his cupped hands. 
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