Two researchers at Beekman, Dr. He is selected to undergo an experimental surgical technique to increase his intelligence. His co-workers at the bakery, who used to amuse themselves at his expense, now fear and resent his increased intelligence and persuade his boss to fire him.
The window represents all of the factors that keep the mentally retarded Charlie from feeling connected to society. Adam and Eve eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, which costs them their innocence and causes them to be cast out of the Garden of Eden.
Despite regressing to his former self, he remembers he was once a genius. When Charlie becomes intelligent, he often feels as if the boyhood Charlie is watching him through windows.
Later, Charlie confronts his scientific mentors about their condescending attitude toward him, particularly Dr. He reverted to what he had been.
However, as his intelligence, education, and understanding of the world increase, his relationships with people deteriorate. It was a heart-breaker.
He starts to experiment to find the cause of the flaw in the experiment, which he calls the "Algernon—Gordon Effect". Charlie is aware of, and pained by, what is happening to him as he loses his knowledge and his ability to read and write.
Charlie tries to mend the long-broken relationships with his parents, even as his own intelligence enhancements begin to slip away.
The technique had already been successfully tested on Algernon, a laboratory mouse. The character of Algernon was inspired by a university dissection class, and the name was inspired by the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.
He realizes his co-workers at the factory, who he thought were his friends, only liked him around so they could tease him.
However, Keyes leaves us to judge for ourselves whether Charlie deserves the punishment of mental regression. When he finishes his experiments, his intelligence regresses to its original state. A month later, the board reconsidered and returned the book to the library; they did not, however, lift its ban from the curriculum.
They have already performed the surgery on a mouse named Algernon, resulting in a dramatic improvement in his mental performance. He tries to earn back his old job as a janitor, and tries to revert to normal, but he cannot stand the pity from his co-workers, landlady, and Ms.
His uncle has arranged for him to hold a menial job at a bakery so that he will not have to live in a state institution. He decides to live at the state-sponsored Warren Home School, where nobody knows about the operation. He is only able to reconnect with his now-friendly younger sister, Norma, who had hated him for his mental disability when they were growing up, and is now caring for their mother in their newly depressed neighborhood.
Stating in August that Keyes had published little fiction and whether he would publish more was unknown, he concluded "If this is a beginning, then what a beginning it is, and if it is the high point in a very short career, then what a career".As Algernon and Charlie undergo the same operation and the same testing, Algernon’s developments are good predictors of Charlie’s future.
When Algernon begins to lose his intelligence, it is a chilling indication that Charlie’s own mental gains will be short-lived. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Harcourt, New York, Plot summary Charlie Gordon is a mentally retarded 32 year old man who undergoes an operation to boost his intelligence.
The operation was developed by Professor Nemur and Dr. Strauss and was performed successfully on a mouse named Algernon before Charlie had the operation. Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon.
Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in /5. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was done, and the patient was Charlie Gordon. After the operation, Charlie was very bright, but experienced loneliness, and physcological distress.
The story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, that we read in English was about a mentally retarded person, named Charlie who had an operation to increase his intelligence, but the operation was a failure and Charlie is slow again.
Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in and first published in the April issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won Author: Daniel Keyes.Download