History Literature / FlowersForAlgernon

27th Nov '17 4:01:10 PM nombretomado
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The original short story won the HugoAward for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward for Best Novel in 1966 and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967.

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The original short story won the HugoAward UsefulNotes/HugoAward for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward for Best Novel in 1966 and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967.
24th Nov '17 7:42:40 AM IlGreven
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* HourglassPlot: Charlie towards a few groups: Dr. Nemur, the other employees at the bakery, even Alice, all treat him differently because of his condition. When he becomes a super-genius, he treats them much like they treated him as a moron (though he'd get called out on it by the two empathetic characters, Bert and Alice).
17th May '17 6:18:27 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Flowers for Algernon'', a short ScienceFiction story from 1958 (later expanded into a novel) by Daniel Keyes, tells of a young man named Charlie Gordon who has an IQ of 68, [[IJustWantToBeNormal but tries hard to learn and become normal]]. Charlie works at a bakery with people he considers his friends. His instructor, Alice Kinnian, teaches him at the Beakman College Institute for Retarded Adults, and she is the one who informs him of a possible cure: a surgery designed to improve his mental capacity. The people putting this surgery into action are looking for a human subject, having already had a successful result with the eponymous Algernon, a lab mouse.

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''Flowers for Algernon'', a short ScienceFiction short story from 1958 (later expanded into a novel) by Daniel Keyes, tells of a young man named Charlie Gordon who has an IQ of 68, [[IJustWantToBeNormal but tries hard to learn and become normal]]. Charlie works at a bakery with people he considers his friends. His instructor, Alice Kinnian, teaches him at the Beakman College Institute for Retarded Adults, and she is the one who informs him of a possible cure: a surgery designed to improve his mental capacity. The people putting this surgery into action are looking for a human subject, having already had a successful result with the eponymous Algernon, a lab mouse.



17th May '17 6:14:51 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->''"Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye.
Book VII of Plato's The Republic"''


''Flowers for Algernon'', a short story (later expanded into a novel) by Daniel Keyes, tells of a young man named Charlie Gordon who has an IQ of 68, [[IJustWantToBeNormal but tries hard to learn and become normal]]. Charlie works at a bakery with people he considers his friends. His instructor, Alice Kinnian, teaches him at the Beakman College Institute for Retarded Adults, and she is the one who informs him of a possible cure: a surgery designed to improve his mental capacity. The people putting this surgery into action are looking for a human subject, having already had a successful result with the eponymous Algernon, a lab mouse.

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->''"Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye.
Book
eye."''
-->-- ''Book
VII of Plato's The Republic"''


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''Flowers for Algernon'', a short ScienceFiction story from 1958 (later expanded into a novel) by Daniel Keyes, tells of a young man named Charlie Gordon who has an IQ of 68, [[IJustWantToBeNormal but tries hard to learn and become normal]]. Charlie works at a bakery with people he considers his friends. His instructor, Alice Kinnian, teaches him at the Beakman College Institute for Retarded Adults, and she is the one who informs him of a possible cure: a surgery designed to improve his mental capacity. The people putting this surgery into action are looking for a human subject, having already had a successful result with the eponymous Algernon, a lab mouse.
12th May '17 3:50:00 PM m622
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'''progris riport 1'''

Dr Strauss says I should tipe evrey thing abot wat happeid to me in this tv tropes articel. I dont no why but he says its importint for me to remembir what happnd to me and what my experence was like. My name is charly gordon and I werk in donners bakery. I want to be smart, and I hop this articel helps me remember what happend to me while I was smart... yrs truly charly gordon.

'''PROGRESS REPORT 2'''

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'''progris riport 1'''

Dr Strauss says I should tipe evrey thing abot wat happeid to me in this tv tropes articel. I dont no why but he says its importint for me to remembir what happnd to me and what my experence was like. My name is charly gordon and I werk in donners bakery. I want to be smart, and I hop this articel helps me
->''"Any one who has common sense will remember what happend to me while I was smart... yrs truly charly gordon.

'''PROGRESS REPORT 2'''
that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye.
Book VII of Plato's The Republic"''




[[spoiler: '''progris report 3''']]

[[spoiler: I red my articel again but it dont mak any sense to me. I did somthing but I dont remembir what. I gess I did it for all this dumb pepel like me in Warren in the world. But Im gone to try and get smart to get that feeling agen.]]

[[spoiler: Goodby Miss Kinnian and dr Strauss and evrybody on tv tropes...]]

[[spoiler: [[TearJerker P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.]]]]

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[[spoiler: '''progris report 3''']]

[[spoiler: I red my articel again but it dont mak any sense to me. I did somthing but I dont remembir what. I gess I did it for all this dumb pepel like me in Warren in the world. But Im gone to try and get smart to get that feeling agen.]]

[[spoiler: Goodby Miss Kinnian and dr Strauss and evrybody on tv tropes...]]

[[spoiler: [[TearJerker P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.]]]]
6th Nov '16 4:15:51 AM Keniko
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* NoPreggerSex: Charlie halts a near-sexual encounter after finding out that the woman was pregnant. She wasn't, but Charlie is understandably [[{{Squick}} grossed out]].

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* NoPreggerSex: Charlie halts a near-sexual encounter after finding out that the woman was pregnant. She wasn't, but Charlie is understandably [[{{Squick}} grossed out]].
23rd Sep '16 7:32:41 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Sep '16 9:48:22 AM smittykins
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** In many areas, large institutions for the intellectually disabled have been phased out in favor of small group homes in the community.
10th Aug '16 10:22:34 AM Aquila89
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* ScienceAtTheSpeedOfPlot: In real life, the procedure would have been tested on hundreds of mice, the effects studied for ages, and other animals tested as well before moving on to human trials. However all of that is skipped here, immediately moving to a human being after tests on a single mouse.
9th Aug '16 1:12:04 PM MewLettuceRush
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* DownerEnding: The last fifty-or-so pages are so depressing it's amazing the book doesn't spontaneously combust. [[spoiler: Furthermore, Algernon and Charlie had the same surgery performed on them, and Algernon ended up degenerating and dying. What do you think happened to Charlie? Consider the following: the "d" in "bak yard," the final sentence of the book, trails off into a long, messy line. In many paperback versions, the ending is instead several pages left intentionally blank, suggesting Charlie either died, or has mentally regressed so far that he'd become completely illiterate. Either way, the implications are incredibly depressing.]]

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* DownerEnding: The last fifty-or-so pages are so depressing it's amazing the book doesn't spontaneously combust. [[spoiler: Furthermore, Algernon and Charlie had the same surgery performed on them, and Algernon ended up degenerating and dying. What do you think happened to Charlie? Consider the following: the "d" in "bak yard," the final sentence of the book, trails off into a long, messy line. In many paperback versions, the ending is instead several pages left intentionally blank, suggesting Charlie either died, or has mentally regressed so far that he'd become completely illiterate.illiterate, essentially leaving him more severely disabled than at the beginning of the book. Either way, the implications are incredibly depressing.]]
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