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Medical operations are carried out everyday but for some an operation can change a persons life One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence The experiment worked but after months the patient regressed dramatically In the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes this intelligence operation was preformed and the patient was Charlie Gordon After the operation Charlie was very bright but experienced psychological traumas loneliness disillusionment and social inadequaciesCharlies psychological traumas or emotional upset was caused by his memory recalls After his operation he remembered every aspect of his childhood whether it was good or bad Hes normal Hes normal Hell grow up like other people Better than others Charlie had dreams of how his mother was ashamed of him His mother always thought her son was normal and would grow up and be somebody Hes like a baby He cant play Monopoly or checkers or anything I wont play with him anymore Charlies sister also ignored him To her Charlie was dumb and could not do anything Charlie had dreams of his sister yelling at him and making fun of him He also had memories of the night his parents took him to the Warren Home He was terrified and his dad would never answer his questions Charlie remembered his childhood and through his memories he felt guilty for hurting his familyAfter the operation Charlie also suffered from disillusionment In the bakery he used to have friends Friends that would talk to him and care about him Why Because all of the sudden your a bigshot You think you are better than the rest of us Charlie then realized that he had no friends but merely knew people that made fun of him The bakery employees just liked him because they could blame their mistakes on Charlie Then they could not do this after the operation so they all turned against Charlie I had to find
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