Essay Comparing Flowers For Algernon And The Kid Nobody Could Handle

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Why are Charlie Gordon and George Helmholtz so happy? They don’t have too much to be excited for in their stories, so how do they stay optimistic through the whole story? “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes and “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” by Kurt Vonnegut are stories about people who are up against their environment. “Flowers for Algernon” and “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” are short-stories. Charlie Gordon’s is a challenged adult who lives in NYC in 1965. He dreams of being like everyone else by getting an operation that will make him three times smarter...temporarily. A jolly giant, George Helmholtz, is enjoying breakfast at a diner one foggy morning in a small town in Illinois during the 1950s. Probably thinking about how amazing his band is, his rival, Bert Quinn, comes over to his table and starts talking about this stupid kid named Jim Donnini. Quinn is the legal guardian of Donnini because his sister somehow ended up Jim’s stepmother, and walked out on him. What we will soon see is that both of these characters showed mental toughness throughout their stories.…show more content…
Charlie finally got the courage to ask Miss Kinnian on a date. He had no clue what her response would be, but it was something he hadn’t done before. He had been happy his whole life, but it was an empty happiness. He realized that, and knew his life needed a change. George wasn’t really a social person. All he cared about was his band, and his personality would not mesh well with Jim in general. When he confronted him in the science lab, we saw a very serious side of him. It was unusual for not only the readers, but George himself. He grew a lot in one

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