In the novel Flowers for Algernon scientific discovery helps improve the quality of life. The main character Charlie Gordon undergoes an operation to make him mentally smart. Before the operation he was mentally challenged, after the operation his quality of life improves. He was very smart after the operation. The operation improves his life in these three areas; his ability to read and write, his ability to socialize and to travel. This is why the scientific procedure enhanced his quality of life.
The operation improves Charlie’s ability to read and write because with his new abilities he would be able to get a normal job and have a successful life. This is true because on page 20 he says “I want to go back to werk in the bakery and not rite progris progress reports anymore”. He is learning to read and write and wants to use his skills in the bakery. The final reason is when he says “everybody on the floor came around and they were laff laughing and frank Reilly said yes Charlie you been here long enuff enough” on page 32. This shows that he is learning how to write, he is beginning to understand how to spell things. Having the ability to read and write is important because you would be able to read books, send letters to your friends, and be able to read things you would see in a normal day. This allows Charlie to understand what is happening and understand information. These are reasons why scientific discovery helps him read and write.
The operation improves Charlie’s ability to socialize when he starts to engage in a relationship first with Alice and then with Fay. On page 94 he says “two of us lying in each other’s arms. Would you like to come in? I could make you some coffee”. Charlie is able to act normally in different social situations. Before the operation Alice would come over to his house and he would act weird. After the operation, Charlie acts like a gentleman and knows what Alice likes. Also, before the operation Charlie didn’t realize what was going on at the bakery. They would make fun of him and trick him into doing stuff. He starts to realize that they are not really his friends and that they are just making fun of him. He also knows that Gimpy is taking money from the cash and undercharging people. He says on page 87 “three times today, I saw him undercharging customers and pocketing his portion”. He recognizes that Gimpy is taking money that he shouldn’t be. He is more aware of what is going on in his life. Being able to socialize is important because you would be able to talk to people, make friends and eventually go on dates. It is important to do these things because otherwise you would be alone and bored. These are reasons why the operation helps Charlie socialize.
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The operation improves Charlie’s ability to travel because before the operation he would not able to travel on his own anywhere and would always have to be with someone. On page 142 he says “I’ve walked out on the whole thing; I’m on a plane headed back to New York”. Charlie left the convention because he was mad at the guys that performed the surgery because they were saying that they created Charlie. Before the surgery he wouldn’t have been able to leave by himself because he wouldn’t have known where he was going. After the surgery he is able to go where he wants and knows where he is going, he can do it by himself. The final reason is when he says on page 213 “I’ve been putting off a visit to my mother, I want to see her and I don’t”. After he says this he goes to see her. Before the surgery he didn’t want to go see her but after the surgery he realizes that he wanted to go see her and does. These are reasons why the operation has helped Charlie’s ability to travel. Traveling is important because if you are able to travel then you could make friends and go out to places and have a good time.
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These are all reasons why I think that the scientific discovery helps the ability for Charlie Gordon to live his life to his fullest abilities. After the surgery Charlie had the ability to read, write, being able to socialize, and travel. What would have happened if Charlie would have stayed smart?