Flowers for Algernon Essay | Should Charlie Have Had the Intelligence Operation?

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Should Charlie Have Had the Intelligence Operation?

Summary: It covers opinions on whether Charlie should have had the intelligence operation in the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.
In the story "Flowers for Algernon", the main character Charlie Gordon has an operation that triples his IQ from sixty-eight to 204. At the end of the story Charlie's IQ returns to sixty-eight. This experiment was the worst thing that ever happened to Charlie. Charlie did not have a high enough IQ to make an intelligent decision on his own, the experiment messed with Mother Nature's path of life and most of all it ruined any happiness or contentment that Charlie ever felt prior to the experiment.

Charlie was forced to make an unfair decision. With an IQ of only sixty-eight Charlie could not have understood the good and bad sides of the operation. All Charlie knew was that he wanted to be smart and this operation could get him his greatest desire in one easy procedure. Because Charlie was mentally challenged, Dr. Strauss and Professor Nemur did not take into...

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