Originally written as a short story, the story of Charlie Gordon—the main character of the book—had later been rewritten in the form of a novel, which helped the author to fully disclose personalities of the main characters and make the plot complete. The novel is written in the form of laboratory reports, written by Charlie on his own behalf. Charlie Gordon is a mentally-disabled 32 year-old cleaner in a bakery. His IQ rate is 68, and because of this, he had a difficult childhood and as he later realized, his entire life.
Strauss and Professor Nemur to discuss the Rorschach test. Charlie defensively tells them that he did not spill the ink on the cards, nor could he see anything in the blots as Burt wanted him to. Strauss and Nemur assure Charlie that they may still be able to use him.
When Charlie says that Miss Kinnian never gave him any tests except reading and writing, Dr. Strauss mentions that his teacher said he was the best pupil as far as effort and motivation.
Charlie explains that he went to Beekman University Center because he wanted to be smart.
Strauss and Nemur explain to Charlie that the experiment they want to do has worked only with animals so far. They are not even sure that it will work on humans, but Charlie says he does not care, even if it hurts. He promises that he will work hard and get smart if they will use him for the experiment.
The doctors explain that before they can perform the surgery, they will have to get permission from his family. As a handicapped person, he is not deemed competent to give them legal permission.
Charlie says that his uncle Herman, who used to take care of him, is dead.
He has not been in contact with his parents or his younger sister, Norma, for some time, but he thinks they live in Brooklyn. Strauss promises that he will try to get in touch with them for permission. Charlie confesses that writing the progress reports had caused him to lose sleep.
He is clumsy at work, dropping things and making his supervisor, Gimpy, angry. Charlie counts him as a friend, even though Gimpy yells and laughs at him. At this point in the novel, Charlie cannot tell the true nature of the relationships that he has with others.the mouse Algernon.
Algernon was in a box with a lot of twists and turns like all-kinds of walls and they gave me a pencil and a paper with lines and lots of boxes. On one side it said. START. and on the other end. it. said. FINISH.
They said it was amazed and that Algernon and me had the same amazed to do. Reaction to Flowers for Algernon submitted 2 years ago by fantumtipur4evr I finished reading the book Flowers for Algernon this morning, and my reactions were mixed. Algernon was in a box with a lot of twists and turns like all kinds of walls and they gave me a pencil and a paper with lines and lots of boxes.
On one side it said START and on the other side it said FINISH. Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon, is a science fiction novel written by Daniel Keys. The story is taking place in the mid ’s.
The story is taking place in the mid ’s.
The text is representing a diary written by the main character, year-old Charlie Gordon. 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(K). Flowers for Algernon Student: Professor: Course title: Date: Flowers for Algernon The author has extensively used Algernon and Algernon’s experience as a way of increasing the reader’s understanding and sympathy for Charlie.