Flowers of Algernon Heroic Journey
By: Het Desai and Rama Nuvvula
Status Quo- 12:00
The picture exhibits a pencil and a piece of paper. This relates to the story because in the status quo, Charlie Gordon introduces himself and gives insight that he is mentally challenged in the fields of writing and reading.
Call to Adventure- 1:00
The picture identifies as an envelope, which viewers can infer that there is an invitation inside. The picture itself looks like a smiley face: balloons are eyes, envelope is the nose, table is the mouth, even though he was nervous, he was still happy that he at the least got a chance at becoming smarter.
Dr.Strauss assisted Charlie throughout the book. He was like a helping hand to Charlie, and was always sided with him, hence a hand was drawn.
Mrs. Kinnian assists Charlie ll throughout the book. Since she is a teacher, she tries to help Charlie by educating him, and a textbook represent her.
A bandage was drawn because the doctors in the hospital used bandages, and every second after his operation accounted for his departure.
The picture exhibits a maze to show the trials portion of the story. This resembles the trials portion of the heroic journey because it is what Algernon and Charlie Gordon raced through to define how smart Charlie was at specific stages.
A canvas of inkblots and a magnifying glass were drawn to represent the Trials section of the story. The magnify glass represents that he had to identify objects in the inkblots which was represented by the canvas of inkblots.
A T.V. was drawn representing the Trials portion of the story. A T.V. was used over and over to see how smart Charlie was, and how much he could understand.
The picture represents a pair of reports, one being an A+ and another being a C-. The A+ report was before his intelligence started to fade. and the C- was after, this shows that Charlie is getting "dummer".
This is the report when Charlie-Gordon researches about the Algernon-Gordon Effect.
A battery cell was drawn because the treasure that Charlie achieved was always negative and positive. It was positive that he got friends, but it was negative that everyone was disgusted in Charlie.
The symbol of the EXPO maker symbolize something that is not permanent, it can be erased at any time. In the story Charlie starts to realize that his intelligence is not going last for long, relating the story to a non-permanent, erasable marker.
A gift box was drawn to specify two points, he is not gifted with intelligence anymore and also he would't have money to buy anyone else a gift since he has no job.
New Life- 10:00
Now that he has no friends at all, he is like a lone CD on a rack of normal CD's. Emphasizing that he is solo and doesn't want to interact with others, he is solitary.
The picture shows a coffin. The coffin relates to the resolution because the author foreshadows throughout the major part of the story that Charlie Gordon is going to die. and a coffin represents death.