Flowers for algernon themes and quotes

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Flowers for Algernon Quotes by Daniel Keyes

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Flowers for Algernon

Feeling Stuck on Your Essay? Charlie is ambitious and tries hard to learn but he is incapable without artificial enhancement. He works relentlessly but the matter is beyond his control. Then when I am smart they will talk to me and I can sit with them and listen… If your smart you can have lots of fiends to talk to and you never get lonley by yourself all the time. Charlie has the false assumption that intelligent people are happy and popular.

After Charlie Gordon has his surgery and begins to progress from mental disability to brilliance, he has an argument with one of his coworkers, Fanny Birden. Fanny tells Charlie that it was a sin for Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, because in doing so, they traded eternal happiness for knowledge. The apparent tradeoff between happiness and intelligence is one of the most important themes in Flowers for Algernon. At first, it seems that there really is a strict tradeoff between happiness and intelligence. As a mentally disabled employee of Mr. Blissfully unaware of the truth, Charlie at least in the beginning is by far the happiest character in the book, but paradoxically, no reader would trade places with him. Ignorance is bliss.

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by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon Rap

Quote 1: "Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other Quote 2: " Quote 4: "If your smart you can have lots of frends to talk to and you never get lonley by yourself all the time. Quote 5: "Some times somebody will say hey lookit Frank, or Joe or even Gimpy. He really pulled a Charlie Gordon that time. I don't know why they say it but they always laff and I laff too.

All rights reserved. Flowers for Algernon Quotes See more famous quotes from literature. Love Quotes. Charlie doesn't know why they make such a fuss about a girl and why they always want to talk to her he'd rather play ball or kick-the-can, or ring-levio than talk to a girl but all the boys are i I askd Dr Strauss what good is it to get smart in my sleep if I want to be smart when Im awake.


  1. Torsten K. says:

    In his first progress report, Charlie Gordon expresses his hope that experimental surgery will increase his intelligence. Charlie Gordon is impressed that the lab mouse, Algernon, can finish a maze before he can. Charlie is not yet aware that Algernon has already had experimental.

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