Flowers For Algernon: Supplementary Book Review



The book, "Flowers for Algernon", was an exciting science fiction novel
written by . The main characters of the story are the
central character, Charlie, who is a mentally retarded individual involved
in a remarkable experiment which increased his I.Q., Alice, a teacher at
the special education faculty at Beekman College who taught Charlie how to
read and write, the professors who performed the experiment on Charlie, Fay,
one of Charlie's aquaintances which he meets as the book progresses, and
last but not least Algernon.

The novel is exciting and contains very original material. The moods
which are created in the reader, being me, are ones of sorrow, anger, ...

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she played a very important part in Charlie's involvement in
trying to sort out his past and figure out his present and future plans.
Charlie is a mentally retarded person who has impressing people and gaining
friends as one of his top priorities. He then hears of an experiment which
could possibly make him smart. He makes himself subject to this human
experiment with the hopes of gaining knowledge in a sole purpose of gaining
friends. As the book progresses, Charlie goes through dramatic changes
mentally, and instead of making him gain friends he actually is looked on
in the same way if not worse. For example, at Charlie's old work his
"friends" made fun of him and enjoyed his company just because Charlie had
amused them. Yet after the operation, Charlie discovers that he had not
made his friends like him more, but in actual fact, had pushed them away.
Charlie understood now that his friends had done to him in the past, and
starts to look down upon them. Alice, Charlie's ...

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