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Flowers For Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
Charlie Gordon, born with an unusually low IQ of 68, agrees to experimental surgery to increase his intelligence. The procedure has already proved successful when tested on a white lab mouse named Algernon.

Charlie's IQ rapidly expands from mentally retarded to genius levels. When Algernon becomes erratic and dies, Charlie realises his own mental deterioration is inevitable.

Narrated through a series of progress reports written by Charlie, Flowers for Algernon explores the nature of intellect and emotion and how the two interact.
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While you're reading Flowers for Algernon, keep in mind some of these questions. You might like to comment on some of these points in the blog.

MEMORY is an important motif that runs throughout the novel. Do you think it's possible that as humans, we can accurately and impartially recall our memories? Can Charlie be trusted as a faithful narrator?

How is HUMANITY depicted in the novel? As Charlie's intelligence increases, how does his attitude towards other ... more
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