Motivation And Intelligence In Flowers For Algernon

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Motivation and Intelligence in Flowers for Algernon Imagine working to become intelligent, then having an operation to become intelligent, and then losing it all in the blink of an eye; motivation and intelligence, what matters more? Motivation matters more due to the fact that it can get one farther in life because it pushes to do amazing things. Intelligence is not always the answer but it can be effective when used with motivation or as a result of motivation. Charlie’s motivation shows he is working to become intelligent, finish his research, and stay intelligent. Without intelligence where would the world be? Motivation, something everyone can have and create. In the story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes Charlie works very hard to become smart. Daniel Keyes says “Then Dr Nemur nodded he said all right maybe your right. We will use Charlie. When he said that I got so excited I jumped up and shook his hand for being so good to me. I told him thank you doc you wont be sorry for giving me a second chance. And I mean it like I told him. After the opershun Im gonna try to be smart. Im gonna try awful hard.” (page 287). This quote shows Charlie putting in a great deal of effort to become smart and didn’t get much or even any credit for it. “Miss Kinnian teaches me to spell better. She says look at a word and close your eyes and say it over and over until you remember. I have lots of truble with through that you say threw and enough and tough that you don’t say enew
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