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The story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes that we read in English was about a mentally retarded person named Charlie who had an operation to increase his intelligence but the operation was a failure and Charlie is slow again He wants to move now so society wont ridicule him for being slow again Daniel Keyes wrote this short story for good reasons Daniel Keyes wrote Flowers for Angernon to show people from an outside look on how we treat mentally challenged people When you treat people as you always do you dont see how mean or how cruel it really may be It could just be your personality or the way you were brought up By him writing a story on a mentally challenged person wanting to become smart to be accepted by society and be able to be seen as a normal person at any length or means was to show us the society how we treat mentally challenged people He could possibly have seen a mentally challenged person being treated poorly or perhaps was related to one and wanted to tell the society it was not right but put it in a way by which it touched people in their own way depending on how they interpret the story In the story there was a point where Charlie was at a party and they got him drunk and made him dance with a girl Charlie had never been with a girl before and didnt know what to do They were tripping him when he was trying to dance with the girl Later after the operation when he is smart he says people were laughing and making fun of me Maybe Daniel Keyes has seen something like this happen before done to someone mentally challenged Daniel Keyes point of view of improving intelligence by artificial means is that he is against it In the end he told through Charlie in an odd way
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