In the beginning “Flowers for Algernon” was written as a quick science fiction tale in 1959. Its author, an US writer Daniel Keyes, received one of science fiction’s greatest honors, the Hugo Award, to get the best story that 12 months. After an effective tv adaptation, the 2 Worlds of Charlie Gordon, Keyes decided to extend “Flowers for Algernon” to the size of a full-length novel in 1966. The novel brings Daniel Keyes another highest honor in the world of science fiction – Nebula Award as a prize for the right novel of the year.
Plants for Algernon continues to be the greatest point of Daniel Keyes’s job as their best and most acclaimed work. The creature of Daniel Keyes highlights the fact that intelligence and knowledge does not constantly bring much joy to a person’s life.
Algernon is just the title of mouse who had been 1st target the experiment that triples the one’s IQ. The primary character, a mentally retarded man called Charlie Gordon, has a dream to become wise and simply as smart as their mother wanted him to. Becoming intelligent is Charlie’s primary desire! He follows their dream as well as in purchase to be smarter he agrees the life-making opportunity – the experimental operation makes him a great deal smarter, nearly a genius.
Actually, the procedure it self had not been an evil work, rather it had been a deserved and needed glimpse on life of an intellectual adult. He was precisely selected by the Dr. Strauss, Dr. Nemur, and recommended by their instructor, Miss Kinnian as Charlie had been the most suitable volunteer for this experiment.
Due to the fact story tells, greater IQ does not bring Charlie joy. To begin with, Charlie’s change confuses most of his co-workers as he now realizes that many people are laughing at him because he is fully and stupid, perhaps not because he's a pal of theirs. After inventing the best way to result in the machines at bakery work faster, Mr. Donner provides him a fifty dollars as an advantage and a ten buck raise in their salary (Keyes 43). However, it just makes the connection with peers more difficult. Secondly, their family members, especially mother, cannot understand what has happened. Smart Charlie scares the girl plenty, and not enough attention and understanding through the mother’s part scare Charlie. While the result, the key character runs away from his house in which his own mom points the blade at him.
After becoming a little smarter Charlie can finally understand religion and politics and really loves go right to the collection usually, reading everything they can get his hands on. Their only friend is a mouse called Algernon, who was simply the very first target because of this unique test. Charlie allows Algernon free. He scoops Algernon into his pocket and gets on an airplane far from the laboratory (Keyes 79)
The novel is written really uncommon and particular first-person narration in order that visitors follow Charlie properly, especially his progress and ideas. This way of narration keeps your reader closer to the type, and makes Charlie both more personalized and likeable character. The Flowers for Algernon begins with a simple and grammatically incorrect text. During the test your reader is able to see that the writing becomes more correct and complex, Charlie begins utilizing smart terms and, furthermore crucial, begins thinking in different ways. It offers understanding of exactly what Charlie is thinking, which will be remarkably important in a story that's focused on your head. (Cline 12)
The issue of increased cleverness is shown as an illness which makes an easy man suffer. Charlie destroyed all his joy, even a mouse Algernon dies. The author may have tried to show how mankind is trying to boost every thing in its life, but looses the most important, the joy of our life (Bhattacharya 394-395). Because of the experiment, the main character feels a whole lot worse than right from the start. Finally, in a postscript of their final report within the novel, Charlie writes: “P.S. please if you have an opportunity place some flowers on Algernon’s grave in backyard.” (Keyes 112)
Cline, Brent Walter. “”You’Re Not Similar Types Of Human Being”: The Evolution Of Pity To Horror In Daniel Keyes’ Flowers For Algernon”. DSQ 32.4 (2012): letter. pag. Web.
Bhattacharya, Ananyo. “In Retrospect: Plants For Algernon”. Nature 536.7617 (2016): 394-395. Web.
Keyes, Daniel. Flowers For Algernon. Ny: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966. Print.