Flowers for Algernon

Flowers For Algernon

a. Give your initial reaction to the first 2 ‘progris riports’. Do you think the author intended you to react as you did? Explain.

b. Which is the most significant relationship Charlie has? Explain your answer.

c. As his intelligence grows what perspectives does Charlie gain about his past and present?

d. How has Charlie changed at the end of the story? Is he different from the person he is at the beginning, and if so, how? Do you consider the story’s ending to be tragic or inspiring? Why?

e. Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colours used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. What do Algernon and The Window represent in the story? What is their link to the characters and the themes?

f. What do you think was the author’s purpose in writing this story? What lessons did he what a reader to learn? Explain.

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Charlie's most significant relationship was the one he shared with Fay. Fay knows Charlie's history, thus, there are no secrets. She doesn't want anything from him except what he can give her physically. It's a sexual relationship with no strings..... she acts as teacher in the realm of emotions..... she isn't an intellectual, just a friend.

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