Flowers for algernon
by Franki Salvo
Charlie Gordon isn't as smart as other people and it is very difficult to comprehend the things he learns. He than meets a man named Dr. Strauss and he performs an experimental surgery on Charlie that raises his intelligence and as a result, Charlie falls in love with Alice but finds he is unable to consummate their relationship. Charlie tries to solve his problems by running away from the scientists who are observing him. As a result Alice explains to him that this experiment is very important, Charlie realizes in this moment that he can no longer run from his fate or the seriousness of his emotional journey. Charlie after a while, realizes that there are flaws in Nemur's experiment and he is losing his intelligence. He goes to talk to his mother and sister and forgives them for how he was treated. At the end Charlie returns to his original mental state and is checked into the Warren State Home.
Character vs. Nature- Charlie is having a conflict with his nature because he can not change that he can not learn like normal people because of his mental disability and has no control of it.
Character vs. Society- Charlie in-counters this conflict in the beginning of the book where people don't treat him the same because his mental illness.
I thought that this quote is one of the many very meaningful and important ones. It gives you a thought on how Charlie is feeling on the inside . This quote can be understood by many readers and other writers who read this story,
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