Charlie Gordon's Operation In Daniel Keyes 'Flowers For Algernon'

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Flowers For Algernon Persuasive Essay Draft An extremely successful and famous cognitively impaired man once said, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race (Stephen Hawking)”. Similar to Stephan, Charlie Gordon, a thirty seven year old man is cognitively impaired, someone who has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions. In Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, doctors use Charlie as an experiment for this operation which, if it works could triple his IQ. Therefore, Charlie Gordon should not receive this operation because of certain religious beliefs, bullying still continuing and not being affordable to some. To start, the operation in question,…show more content…
Imagine getting this operation and after it your family is unable to pay and is in debt. Saint Jude’s Research Hospital helps kids with chronic illnesses survive. They are also making leaps and bounds when it comes to cancer discoveries. But, they do not demand any money towards medical bills from their patients. The money they get from donations they put towards medical bills. Health is more important to them than money is. Most hospitals that would specialize on mental health are not like Saint Jude, they will make their patients pay, and due to the newness and the technological basis of this operation it will be way to expensive. To add, by making this operation so unaffordable you are discriminating towards the less fortunate. Wealthy people are not the only ones affected by mental retardation. Therefore, when they can not afford to get the same opportunities as wealthy disabled people it is completely unfair. Everyone, wealthy or poor, should be able to have the same opportunities to get the help they need. To sum up, this operation being so expensive is not open to everyone to use and therefore should not be an

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