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  • Essay On Flowers For Algernon - 751 words
    Essay On Flowers For Algernon In this story, the intelligence of a mentally challenged man is greatly enhanced by neuro-surgical treatments. He forms an attachment with a mouse named Algernon who has already undergone this same treatment shortly before him. Charlie is asked to keep a dairy and the novel consists of his daily reports. As his intelligence grows Charlie becomes more aware of his status. He soon develops into a super genius and finds he is just as isolated and lonely (if not, more so) as he was before the treatment. I felt that I could see the characters develop before my eyes, especially the young Charlie who haunted the older Charlie while he was in his genius state. Daniel Ke ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon - 335 words
    Flowers for Algernon This book was very confusing in the beggining.BeforeI read a book I usally skim Through it real fast.When I skimmed through this one,I saw a whole bunch of spellingerrors,and it didn't have a summary on the back of the bookto tell you what it's about. I soon learned it was about a retarded adult namedCharlie Gordon,writing to his doctor,Dr Stauss.Dr.Stauss is experimenting on him to make him be smarter.Charlie works at bakery,as a janitor.He thinks he has alot of freinds their,butthey really are just making fun of him.Charlie just doesn't know.He hopes to be smart some day,just like the other kids,so he doesn't hesitate for a moment to cooperatein a radical experiment to ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon - 898 words
    Flowers For Algernon Brian Burks 7/10/01 Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon is about a middle-aged man suffering from mental retardation. The man is Charlie Gordon. The exposition of this novel is rather intricate. Flowers for Algernon takes place in the nineteen-fifties. Charlie is chosen to participate in an experiment that will supposedly raise his IQ. But it turns out that they turn him into a genius, and it is only temporary. Along the way he falls in love with his teacher, Miss Kinnian. But he grows so intelligent that they grew farther apart as Charlie gets smarter. There are also two doctors in the novel, Dr. Strauss and Professor Nemur. There are many complications in this bo ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon - 606 words
    Flowers For Algernon When was the last time you wanted something so much, you would sacrifice your life to have it; even if just for a moment? Charlie Gordon, a 37 year old man with a learning disability, did just that. In the story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, Charlie gets a chance to alter his I.Q. substantially through operation. The only drawback to this is, the long-term outcomes of the operation are unknown. The operation does succeed, but later Charlie is sent on a riveting downward spiral into the life he tried to run away from. The operation hurt Charlie in every imaginable way; and did nothing to help him. Is it not better to do your best than to be the best? Charlie Go ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon And Other Stories - 470 words
    Flowers For Algernon And Other Stories The most obvious contrast between Flowers for Algernon and other short stories, such as "A & P" and "Miss Brill" is the length. But length is not the topic for this short essay. The predominant difference, besides length, is the number of fully realized characters in the story. In "A & P" and "Miss Brill" the only fully developed characters are Sammy in "A & P" and Miss Brill in "Miss Brill." In the short story "A & P" by John Updike, there is a character, Sammy, who is shown experiencing about 15 minutes (maybe less) of life in a market. Besides Sammy, the rest of the people in the story are basically cardboard characters that create conflict for Sammy ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon By Daniel Keyes - 720 words
    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychological traumas, loneliness, disillusionment, and social inadequacies. Charlie's psychological traumas or emotional upset was caused by his memory recalls. After his operation, he remembered every as ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon By Daniel Keys - 776 words
    Flowers For Algernon By Daniel Keys CHARLY The book "Flowers For Algernon", by Daniel Keys was written in 1961. Later, Richard Heynes decided to produce the movie in 1968 properly called "Charly". There are both similarities and differences between the two. However, the differences play a more crucial role between the two rather then the similarities. One major difference between the movie and book is the events that took place. One example is when Charly met Fay. This never happened in the movie. But in the movie, when he met her he let all of his inner feeling out into the open and had a great time. In the movie he only went away for awhile and even then he only had what seemed to be a few ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon By Keyes - 860 words
    Flowers For Algernon By Keyes The story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, that we read in English was about a mentally retarded person, named Charlie who had an operation to increase his intelligence, but the operation was a failure and Charlie is slow again. He wants to move now so society wont ridicule him for being slow again. Daniel Keyes wrote this short story for good reasons. Daniel Keyes wrote "Flowers for Angernon" to show people from an outside look on how we treat mentally challenged people. When you treat people as you always do, you dont see how mean or how cruel it really may be. It could just be your personality or the way you were brought up. By him writing a story on ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon Smaller Writings - 471 words
    Flowers For Algernon & Smaller Writings The most obvious contrast between Flowers for Algernon and other short stories, such as A & P and Miss Brill is the length. But length is not the topic for this short essay. The predominant difference, besides length, is the number of fully realized characters in the story. In A & P and Miss Brill the only fully developed characters are Sammy in A & P and Miss Brill in Miss Brill. In the short story A & P by John Updike, there is a character, Sammy, who is shown experiencing about 15 minutes (maybe less) of life in a market. Besides Sammy, the rest of the people in the story are basically cardboard characters that create conflict for Sammy. The reader ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon, By Daniel Keyes - 720 words
    Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychological traumas, loneliness, disillusionment, and social inadequacies. Charlie's psychological traumas or emotional upset was caused by his memory recalls. After his operation, he remembered every a ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon, By Daniel Keyes - 720 words
    Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced psychological traumas, loneliness, disillusionment, and social inadequacies. Charlie's psychological traumas or emotional upset was caused by his memory recalls. After his operation, he remembered every a ...
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  • Flowers For Algernon: Supplementary Book Review - 762 words
    Flowers For Algernon: Supplementary Book Review The book, "Flowers for Algernon", was an exciting science fiction novel written by . The main characters of the story are the central character, Charlie, who is a mentally retarded individual involved in a remarkable experiment which increased his I.Q., Alice, a teacher at the special education faculty at Beekman College who taught Charlie how to read and write, the professors who performed the experiment on Charlie, Fay, one of Charlie's aquaintances which he meets as the book progresses, and last but not least Algernon. The novel is exciting and contains very original material. The moods which are created in the reader, being me, are ones of ...
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  • Flowers - 1,888 words
    Flowers For Algernon By Keyes Test and Key 1. Where is this story set? Future, in western Europe or North America 2. How old are Charlie and Miss Kinnian? 37, and 34. 3. What was the first test Charlie did, and what was it for/ What did Charlie call it? A Rorschach test, which asks the patient to say what he/she thinks of inkblots on cards. This test is to determine if Charlie is intelligent or truly retarded. Charlie called it a raw shok test. 4. How did Charlie do on the test, and why is it important? He sees no inkblots, showing that he has very little advanced thinking. He has little imagination. His brain can't do much difficult thinking, proving that he is "dumb" enough for the test. 5 ...
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  • Importance Of Being Earnest - 2,437 words
    ... atus as a worthy suitor for her Gwendolen. He just doesn't make the cut of the upper class bachelors. He isn't on the roster of the best choice for mothers to make for their daughters. Quote: I feel bound to tell you that you are not on my list of eligible young men Curmudgeon [Lady Bracknell to jack 13] Lady Bracknell is interviewing Jack. She asked him what he knows. He knows nothing. She is glad to hear that. Lady Bracknell is speaking to Jack of her view of education. She thinks it would hurt the upper class for there to be intellectual people and that it might possibly cause a riot on the royal family, but that problem won't occur in England because even educating people doesn't com ...
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  • Importance Of Being Earnest - 562 words
    Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest, one serious theme that I noticed was the consistent act of deception throughout the entire play. However this lack of honesty was not lonesome for insightful comedy and a visible foreshadowing of upcoming events accompanied it. Meaning that the play was cleverly written with humor and provided us with an obvious chain of facts that would lead up to us unraveling the end of the play. This play critiques the need to lie or exaggerate the truth, in order to "fit in" the norm of English society during the 1890s. The unique characters in this play portray a nonchalant attitude along with subtle gestures in a tribute to not being (earnes ...
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  • Oscar - 2,428 words
    Oscar Wilde Author: Oscar Wilde Setting: Begins in a flat in London then proceeds to a manor house in the countryside in the late 1800's. Plot: Two men, John Jack Earnest Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, use the deception [a Bunbury] that both their names were Ernest, in order to secure marriage to the women they love, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Then there is the ultimate unraveling of their lies, which still ends in their impending nuptials. Cast of Key Characters John Jack Ernest Worthing "Bon-vivant" [Jack to Algernon 2] Algernon is asking Jack what brought him to town. Jack has come to town to get away from his responsibilities in the country, his ward Cecily, and to see Gwendo ...
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  • Oscar - 2,432 words
    ... y suitor for her Gwendolen. He just doesn't make the cut of the upper class bachelors. He isn't on the roster of the best choice for mothers to make for their daughters. Quote: "I feel bound to tell you that you are not on my list of eligible young men..." "Curmudgeon" [Lady Bracknell to jack 13] Lady Bracknell is interviewing Jack. She asked him what he knows. He knows nothing. She is glad to hear that. Lady Bracknell is speaking to Jack of her view of education. She thinks it would hurt the upper class for there to be intellectual people and that it might possibly cause a riot on the royal family, but that problem won't occur in England because even educating people doesn't come first, ...
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  • Oscar Wilde Influence - 419 words
    Oscar Wilde Influence One of the most difficult obstacles a playwright has to overcome is finding a way to engage and interest their audience to their piece. Often having to deal with such problems such as boredom, inattentiveness, or just a general lack of interest, playwrights often invent dramatic devices that entice and entertain their audiences. An example of this is the character Lane in Oscar Wildes "The Importance of Being Earnest." Not only does he portray what the public sentiment is like, he also offers a channel for Wilde to portray the handling of the "lower orders" by the English upper class. Lane, as any good servant should be, is loyal and trustworthy towards his master Alger ...
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  • The Cause And The Loss: Comparison Between Mice And Men And Flowers - 349 words
    The Cause and the Loss: Comparison Between "Mice and Men" and "Flowers for Algernon" In the novel 'Of Mice and Men' (John Stienbeck) a mentally challenged man, Lenny, loses his innocence when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers for Algernon' (Daniel Keyes) another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence when, through the aid of an operation, he realizes all his life people were mocking him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocence was the loss, their innocence was also the underlying cause of the loss. Lenny had a soft spot for petting animals and soft things and was totally oblivious to the fact that he was much to big and strong ...
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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest - 277 words
    The Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest focuses on the elite, and while making fun of their absurdities and excesses, it also revels in their witty banter and rambunctious lives. Wilde was undoubtedly an astute social critic, but it is his wit that sets him apart. One of the ways Wilde's wit manifests itself is in puns. Running throughout the entire play is the double meaning behind the word earnest, which functions both as a male name and as an adjective describing seriousness. The plays twists and turns around this theme, its characters lying in order to be Ernest, and then discovering that because of a number of remarkable circumstances they had not in fact been ly ...
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