Emotions In Flower For Algernon By Daniel Keyes

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Your intellect may be confused but your emotions will never lie to you: There are more than eight emotions in a human body such as fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust, anticipation and surprise. In the novel “Flower for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is a mentally disabled man of thirty-two years old and his instructor embark him to be the “lab rat” of an experiment because he really wants to learn. During the novel, his feelings are being introduce in his life because he did not have any before he grew up and became cleverer. In parallel with him, the scientists are also testing this new experience on Algernon, a mouse who is capable to do a maze because of the experiment. Charlie’s teacher is Mrs. Kinnian and they both developed a relationship that did not work. Charlie’s IQ was too high for Mrs. Kinnian. Slightly, at the end of the book, Algernon is starting to degenerate and so Charlie does too. In Charlie’s life, emotions are taking over knowledge because it helps him to develop friendship, feelings and love. First, friendship plays a really important role in the story because in the book, he says that “Its easy to make frends if you let pepul laff at you” (p. 311). Charlie says this at the end of the book when he has regressed to professor Nemur. Friendship is an essential thing in life because you need to have friends that can have your back when you have issues. Your best friend will listen to your problems but an acquaintance will talk to

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