Flowers for Algernon Discussion Questions

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Research the history of public attitudes towards mental retardation in the United States and discuss the problems Charlie Gordon faces in the novel in the context of this history.

Research Sigmund Freud's theories of psychology and discuss how Charlie Gordon's emotional problems (not his low IQ) can be explained in terms of Freudian analysis.

Read the original short story version of Flowers for Algernon and compare it with the novel What changes have been made, and how do hose changes affect the reader's response to the story?

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