Analysis Of Daniel Keyes's Poem ' Flowers For Algernon '

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As a technological era begins to take its toll on the upcoming generations and their interests, the significance of the written word starts to fade. The benefits are doubted and placed under a critical eye where a biased, in the form of technological dependence, influences the mind. However, this unfortunate phenomenon may have detrimental effects on future individuals for a specific cause. Apart from religious guidance, authors’ philosophies on human interactions and mental features promote readers to surpass individual capacities and mature intellectually and emotionally. If this form of counseling were to become scarce, one may presume that a decline in the quality of life would become inevitable as an incentive to succeed would diminish.
Literature’s benefits are most evident through the mental growth of those who allow themselves to lie subjective to what they come across. The emotional maturity is what becomes recognizably essential through Daniel Keyes’s work, “Flowers for Algernon.” Throughout the novel, readers observe a man struggling with a dangerous imbalance of his intellectual and emotional age. Intellectually disabled until age thirty-two, Charlie exhibits the mental and emotional age of nine to eleven. Throughout his emotional infantry, a sense of naivety and gullibility are manifested. He raises his faith and expectations to improbable heights and must face the disappointment of reality. This idea is conveyed in Brett Cox’s literary criticism through the

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