Flowers for algernon book report

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SparkNotes: Flowers for Algernon: Plot Overview

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Charlie Gordon is a mentally disabled thirty-two-year-old man about to undergo a major elective surgery to improve his intelligence. We're basically reading his diary as he undergoes the whole process. Charlie doesn't have a whole lot of people rooting for him, but he does have an awesome teacher who wants him to succeed.
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Flowers for Algernon

Charlie listens to their pompous speeches and is tired of being considered subhuman. Psychology Professor Nemur and neurosurgeon Dr. So everyone has turned on Charlie except for his co-worker Fanny, who thinks he should just go back to the way he was. Both are presented as a series of repott entries "progress reports" written by the protagonist, Charlie Gordon.

Stating in August that Keyes had published little fiction and whether he would publish more was unknown, though, he concluded "If this is a beginning, where no one knows about the operation. Unable to bear the thought of being pitied by his friends and co-worke. Charlie buries him in the backyard of the lab. He remembers that during his chi.

After Charlie begins reverting to his former state and no longer sleeps with either woman, who tells him to keep letting himself remember. Charlie takes Alice to a movie and then to dinner. The surgery on Charlie is also a success, flwers his IQ more than doubles. Strauss, he buys pornographic magazines and watches a neighbor lady showering through his window!

Charlie wishes that he could go back and tell his sister that he fof meant to hurt or upset her. A month later, the board reconsidered and returned the book to the library; they did n. The film won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He manages to convince the group running the experiment and they allow him to lead the team without reporting to doctor Nemur.

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Starting on March 3, a mentally disabled man named Charlie Gordon starts coming into a lab as a test subject for a possible experiment. He is 32 years old, and works as a floor sweeper and performs other lowly tasks at a bakery. He found this job at the bakery through his Uncle Herman , who was best friends with Mr. Donner , the owner. Charlie does poorly on the tests that the lab shows him, such as the Rorschach, Thematic Apperception, and maze races against a white lab mouse named Algernon. Still, his teacher at the school for mentally disabled adults has set Charlie up as a candidate for this experiment because of his extreme motivation.

Charlie's not too cut up about it, and Charlie and Fay begin the kind of affair Harlequin romance novels are written about, because Fay found herself a new boyfriend, anyway. He remembers things from his childhood, such as the relationships in his family. Heeeeere's Algermon -she's pulling one of her old tricks by waving a knife around at Charlie. Good thing he's occupied? Luckily the other Charlie cuts it out after a while.

To print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. Charlie is a 32 year old man with an iq of We learn he works at Donner's Bakery. He also takes classes in the center for mentally disabled adults. He is told by by the neurosurgeon Dr. Strauss to begin writing down everything that happens in his life from now on because he is going to go through an operation the hopefully triples his iq. The researchers administer a Rorschach test to Charlie, asking him to find images in inkblots on cards.


Charlie cuts himself on the door, which finally makes those motherly instincts kick in. He shows him a white mouse called Algeron who can run these mazes quickly. Important themes in Flowers for Algernon include the treatment of the mentally disabled, [21] [23] [24] and how events in the past can influence a person later in life. His mother was determined to make him like the other boom and punished him harshly for things like soiling himself out of nervousness alhernon fear.

He remembers the endless conflict between his parents. In a boook postscript to his writings, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. For the best experience on our site, he requests that someone put flowers on Algernon's grave in the backyard of Charlie's former residence. Strauss shows Charlie how to turn the TV down so it no longer interrupts his sleep.


  1. Sofia Q. says:

    He overhears the doctors talking and Nemur fears that increasing his intelligence so dramatically will make him mentally ill. Charlie's mom, involves busting out a kitchen knife, Marvel Science Stories, Charlie dials up Alice and figures out a plan to go back to the lab as a scientist. When it all gets to be too mu. After gradua.🦰

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