Charlie Gordon was an eager, hardworking man. He had a job and, a place to live. There was one thing "wrong" with him- he had a very low IQ score . He wanted nothing more then to be smart. What could be wrong with that? Charlie Gordon's doctors did not act ethically when they preformed the surgery to make him smarter. Ethics are rights, obligations and fairness. The are also based on ideas and what is right or wrong.
What if you had an IQ lower than the average person? Well, Charlie Gordon only had an IQ of 68. Charlie was a little bit slower than everyone else and he wanted to be smarter. He was made fun of being slow, but he didn’t realize it. So he went to a school that had doctors who were going to experiment on Charlie to make him smarter; which made Charlie happy. After the experiment, Charlie had an IQ of over 200. Charlie was better after the experiment.
“Evry body feels sorry at the factory and I dont want that eather so Im going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good.” These words were taken from a young man named Charlie Gordon who willingly decided to take an operation to triple his intelligence. This operation was performed by the doctors Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss, both found the operation successful through a test mouse named Algernon. I believe that this operation should not have been conducted because the operation worked for a short period of time and Charlie’s life was completely changed for the worse.
Charlie Gordon had a surgery that changed his life but many thought he was better before his surgery or after his surgery but I will be telling you my perspective on his surgery. Although Charlie was not as smart as others many people liked him before his surgery and others liked him after his surgery. Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man who is not as smart as others but his life is about to change after he has a surgery that will make him smart but it only lasts for a few months and then it goes away and he ends up going to home for special needs. My essay will be about if Charlie was better before his surgery or after.
Sometimes one decides upon something that is not the best decision. One is blinded by the positive aspects but does not keep in mind the consequences that he/she might have to face. These decisions result in a horrible outcome or product. This relates to a thirty-seven-year-old man named Charles Gordon who is mentally challenged. He wants to become intelligent like his friends at the factory. Therefore, Charles decides to get a surgery done which will triple his Intelligence Quotient. This surgery has already been tried on a mouse named Algernon, making him the most intelligent mouse in history. Without seeing any complications in the surgery, the doctors carry out the experiment surgery on Charles Gordon. In the end, Charles Gordon was happiest before the surgery.
Charlie Gordon, a mentally compromised man, should not have received the surgery to increase his numerical intelligence-as judged by an IQ-and to become a normal man. While Daniel Keyes in “Flowers for Algernon” conveyed hope for psychologically impaired individuals, the surgery failed with countless devastating consequences. In all actuality, the complications that Charlie faced were genuine. As far as society was concerned, Charlie-having a lesser IQ than the average person-was regarded as unacceptable. The surgery was seen as a cure for this; nevertheless, it did not amount to any change in the way he was treated. Harnessing the insights from Algernon’s case and his own cognitive abilities, Charlie deciphered the effects and predicted the
Gordon doesn’t feel any smarter. He carries out his daily activities. He had to go to the “hospital” everyday after work. As he is writing his progress reports, he has his spelling improved by a lot. He is now realizing some things. When he was on his way to see Dr. Strauss, he realized that the so called hospital was a laboratory. They had been experimenting on animals and all these things going
Charlie Gordon, experienced an improvement after the surgery. In the beginning, Charlie carried a sense of emptiness, and wanted to expand his growth of knowledge. Luckily, Gordon was favored by a teacher named Miss Kinnian who vouched for Gordon to do the surgery. Through vigorous testing, Charlie was finally able to go through with the experimental surgery. After the surgery, Charlie experienced a great awakening towards his life. Gordon was finally able to see through the eyes like others around him. All things considered, Gordon relished in the moment of being intelligent, though he didn’t realize that it wasn’t going to last.
Charlie Gordon is a 32 year man who is mentally disabled, works at Donner's bakery as a janitor, and lives independently in a apartment building. He also attends evening classes at Beekman College Center for Mentally challenged adults to learn to read and write. His teacher Miss. Kinnian is very helpful and caring towards Charlie, she even recommended him for a research experiment on intelligence. Charlie was medically changed to be smarter yet his life was changed for the
Charlie Gordon is a thirty seven year old man with an IQ of sixty eight, who undergoes an operation to improve his intelligence. He becomes friends with the lab mouse, Algernon, because they both went through the same operation. Charlie races against Algernon in an intelligence maze to see if Charlie’s IQ has improved. With the help of Dr. Nemur, Dr. Strauss, and Ms. Kinnian he learns how to use his tripled intelligence for science. Along the way, he learns that his current friendships are not what they seem. His so called “friends” constantly make fun of him due to his lack of intelligence. After he went through the operation, he realized that his “friends” were not actually his friends. On the contrary, they just like having him around to
Charlie in the story now was using better spelling and bigger words. You could see him getting smarter every time he wrote a progress report. Charlie started to talk a lot different when he read his progress reports he just acted really smart. Charlie though started to get smarter than people ,and couldn’t even talk to people they just couldn’t understand him. Charlie started to be smarter than the doctors that gave him the surgery. He started to read more and write less because he was so into his research about the Algernon,gordon effect. He found out that he will only stay smart for a little bit longer ,but he will have some side effects. ‘’The algernon-gordon effect: A study of Structure and Function of Increased intelligence,’’which I would like to have you read and have published.’’June 4,progress report
Have you ever wanted to have an IQ of 200+ and be considered a genius. That’s exactly what Charlie Gordon got but it didn’t last as long as he wanted it to. Charlie was selected to be the only human to undergo this experiment. First it took a while for his intelligence to start to increase and Charlie thought it wasn’t working. Then Charlie saw a huge difference in his spelling. Charlie’s IQ sat at 300+ plus for a couple of months and then he realized that Algernon, the mouse, was starting to be vicious and biting people. That was the first clue that the surgery may not last forever. Charlie had some very difficult times because of the surgery and because of that I think he should have never have gotten it.
Charlie Gordon signs up at this research lab to have an operation to see if he gets smarter.Then they have him write down journals.The conflicts that go along with this story.The first example before his operation, all his friends at work make fun of him.They would also ditch him at the restaurant. Then after the operation, he realized why his friends were laughing at him.It made Charlie mad at himself for being that way. The second example is after he had the operation, they became scared because he became vastly intelligent, so they signed a petition to get Charlie
In this book there was an interesting character that went through a dramatic change. Charlie Gordon is a thirty-five year old mentally challenged man who works at a bakery, lives in New York, and dedicates his all to become smarter. “I want to be smart.” (Keyes 1). Charlie makes the statement he wants knowledge. He doesn’t have the same feelings like an average person. Charlie wants to be able to experience real life. He wants to be able to have conversations, and have fun with people. Charlie wants to be able to remember everything because he doesn’t remember anything about his past life like his mother, father, or siblings. He was told about an experiment that can make him smarter, but it has never been tested on a human and was not proven to be successful. After the experiment it changed more than just his knowledge. It changed his personality.