History Literature / FlowersForAlgernon

22nd May '16 4:39:03 PM KingLyger
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* BreakTheCutie: Charlie.

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* BreakTheCutie: Charlie.Charlie goes through this after gaining his intelligence. [[spoiler:He goes through it again, but even worse, once he starts to lose it.]]



* DontYouDarePityMe: In the end, Charlie [[spoiler:decides to move away because he hates seeing Alice and everybody else feeling sorry for him after he loses his intelligence]].
* 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: [[spoiler:the "d" in "bak yard" trails off into a long, messy line. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Oh, the implications]]..]].

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* DontYouDarePityMe: In [[spoiler:In the end, Charlie [[spoiler:decides decides to move away because he hates seeing Alice and everybody else feeling sorry for him after he loses his intelligence]].
intelligence.]]
* 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?]]
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Charlie? Consider the following: [[spoiler:the the "d" in "bak yard" yard," the final sentence of the book, trails off into a long, messy line. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Oh, In many paperback versions, the implications]]..]].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.]]



* DrJerk: Professor Nemur.

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* %%* DrJerk: Professor Nemur.



* EvilMatriarch: Rose.

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* %%* EvilMatriarch: Rose.



* HystericalWoman: Charlie's mother.

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* %%* HystericalWoman: Charlie's mother.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends

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* IJustWantToHaveFriendsIJustWantToHaveFriends: Once Charlie realizes that he can't emotionally connect with anyone, either while dumb or smart, he has a breakdown.



* KnightTemplarParent: Charlie's mother.
* MadArtist: Fay.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Also Fay.

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* KnightTemplarParent: Charlie's mother.
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mother thinks that she can cure his mental illness by beating it out of him.
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MadArtist: Fay.
* %%* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Also Fay.



* NoMedicationForMe
* NoPreggerSex: Charlie halts a near-sexual encounter after finding out that the woman was pregnant. He is understandably [[{{Squick}} squicked]], though she is not.

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* %%* NoMedicationForMe
* NoPreggerSex: Charlie halts a near-sexual encounter after finding out that the woman was pregnant. He She wasn't, but Charlie is understandably [[{{Squick}} squicked]], though she is not.grossed out]].



* ReallyGetsAround: Fay.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Fay.Fay, though as an EthicalSlut.



* ScrapbookStory

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* %%* ScrapbookStory



* StylisticSuck: Charlie's early entries, before he gets the operation, and [[spoiler: his last entries.]]

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* StylisticSuck: Charlie's early entries, entries before he gets the operation, and [[spoiler: operation are written in AllLowercaseLetters with no punctuation. [[spoiler:This also applies to his last entries.]]entries after his intelligence regresses.]]
** One of the entries where Charlie is learning how to use punctuation has various punctuation marks thrown in entirely at random.



* [[WhamLine Wham]] [[spoiler:[[WhamLine Speeling Error]]]]: The exact moment this pops up after it's revealed that [[spoiler:Charlie is going to lose his intelligence]] is a small, but definite example.

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* [[WhamLine Wham]] [[spoiler:[[WhamLine Speeling Error]]]]: WhamLine: The exact moment this pops up after it's revealed that [[spoiler:Charlie is going to lose his intelligence]] is a small, but definite example.example: [[spoiler:a minor spelling error]].



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27th Jan '16 8:28:52 PM GrammarNavi
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The original short story won the HugoAward for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel won the 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 for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel won the NebulaAward UsefulNotes/NebulaAward for Best Novel in 1966 and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967.
20th Nov '15 11:04:52 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted into a 1968 [[TheFilmOfTheBook feature film]] called ''Charly'' and starring Cliff Robertson in the title role, for which he won a Best Actor Academy Award.

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Adapted into a 1968 [[TheFilmOfTheBook feature film]] called ''Charly'' and starring Cliff Robertson in the title role, for which he won a Best Actor Academy Award.
Award. There was also a 2000 MadeForTVMovie adaptation starring Matthew Modine.
20th Nov '15 11:03:01 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted into a film called ''Charly'' starring Cliff Robertson in 1968. Robertson won a Best Actor Academy Award for the role.

Also adapted into a musical known variously as ''Charlie and Algernon'' in London and by the original title on Broadway. In America, at least, it lasted only 17 performances.

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Adapted into a film 1968 [[TheFilmOfTheBook feature film]] called ''Charly'' and starring Cliff Robertson in 1968. Robertson the title role, for which he won a Best Actor Academy Award for the role.

Award.

Also adapted into a musical 1978 {{musical}} known variously as ''Charlie and Algernon'' in London and by the original title on Broadway. In America, at least, it lasted only 17 performances.
29th Aug '15 12:00:01 PM MarkLungo
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!!This book contains examples of:

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!!This book contains examples of:
!!Tropes for Algernon:



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27th Aug '15 9:35:53 PM jccw227
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* NocturnalEmission: Early in the story, when Charlie's coworkers take him out to get him drunk and mess with him by introducing him to a stripper. He notes in his progress report that he dreams about the stripper that night and wakes up sticky.
26th Aug '15 12:37:52 PM supergod
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* HollywoodScience: 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. A single mouse followed by a human being isn't very realistic.


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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.
24th Apr '15 1:25:59 PM henry42
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** Rose, who abused and disowned her son for being retarded, ends up with dementia following his intelligence enhancement. May also count as a somewhat bleak LaserGuidedKarma.



* KnightTemplarParent: Charlie's mother.

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* KnightTemplarParent: Charlie's mother.
22nd Apr '15 4:42:54 AM FordPrefect
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** HaveAGayOldTIme

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** HaveAGayOldTImeHaveAGayOldTime
19th Mar '15 3:08:23 PM bkitu
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* ScrapbookStory
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