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Flowers for algernon

"The fruit of that tree was forbidden to man…it [isn't] too late to get out…It was evil when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge. It was evil when they saw they [were] naked, and learned about lust and shame. And they [were] driven out of Paradise and the gates [were] closed to them. If not for that none of us would have to grow old and be sick and die"(75)
Medical Science has performed many magnificent operations humans and animals. However, the question that plagues some people's minds is: Should there be a limit to what medical science can do for humans?
This point is often discussed through out the novel Flowers for Algernon. One of the main ideas that author tries to make the reader aware of the thoughts that goes through the mind of a human experiment.
In this novel, the protagonist, Charlie Gordon is 32-years old and mentally retarded. He receives an operation that gives him the ability to be intelligent. The book tells the story of his emotional and psychological struggle when he is segregated from the people he desires to be near.
A problem involving the segregation is that Charlie is hopelessly dependent on the people whom he thought were his friends. When he becomes brighter, he realizes his friends were not laughing with him, but laughing at him. When his friends discover that he is more intelligent than they are, they become enormously disgruntled and force him to leave the workplace he has been reliant on for most of his life.
People with Charlie's disabilities make it very difficult for this operation to be successful. It is hard for someone who was oblivious to everything around him or her to realize that not everything is what it seemed. Charlie had lived 32 years of his life not realizing his surroundings and the sudden change from not being aware to having this awareness is unhealthy for the mind.
Charlie cared for Algernon because in a way, the mouse never had a…

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