Charlie Gordon's Flowers For Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon Essay If you could become a genius but at a great cost would you do it? In the story “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie Gordon made this decision. All Charlie had ever wanted to be in his life was smart, but how could that be possible when you have an IQ of 68? Well Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur found a way. They performed a surgery with only 1 other test subject that was a mouse named Algernon. The surgery was designed to make people geniuses. what they didn’t know about this surgery is that it also had serious consequences. It leads to unimaginable intelligence at its peak, which is all Charlie ever wanted in his life. With this intelligence he did many things, performed research that only he was smart enough for, and kept a journal to tell what was happening to him. Charlies dreams were fulfilled and he was a genius for quite a while. It was everything he ever wanted. The first reason why Charlie should have had the surgery was……show more content…
he just wanted to be normal and not have to have help in some areas. He wanted intelligence. The surgery that the Drs proposed to him sounded like everything he had wanted. After getting the surgery it was apparent that his IQ was slowly but steadily rising. After a month or two, he was a genius. This was more than Charlie ever imagined what would happen to him. He used his genius to perform research and other things that the doctors were not smart enough to do, he even researched what was happening to himself. It was amazing that a procedure could allow this to happen to
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