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Flowers For Algernon
Transcript of Flowers For Algernon
Person vs Self
(Charlie vs. Himself)
Person vs Person
(Charlie vs. Alice Kinnian)
Person vs. Society
(Charlie vs. Society)
Have you ever judged someone because of their disability?
THE MAZE ACTIVITY
To play this activity, you must solve through the maze. The person who finished the maze the fastest is the winner!
Charlie Gordon is a retarded adult and his parents sent him to a mental institution
Charlie undergoes an experimental operation to increase his intelligence that was also done on a mouse named Algernon.
Charlie shows a significant improvement of intelligence but lacks his emotional aspect of his being.
Charlie gets help from Alice Kinnian who teaches Charlie during his rehab.
Algernon displays odd changes in behaviour and Charlie develops a theory for it
Algernon later dies, Charlie's intelligence deteriorates and proves truth to his theories to everyone.
When one goes through a transformation, relationships change; new relationships are made and old relationships get distant.
Hastiness can cause people to make make poor decisions which leads to unwanted consequences.
People who mistreat those who are mentally/physically disabled are cowardly and want to have power.
For this activity we ask you to please take your phones out.
In order to answer these questions you can text all your answers to
. Or go to polleverywhere.com and type in the number.
Your text message should look like this:
"(Question #) (Answer)"
Example: "123456 No I have not"
All answers submitted will be anonymous and will be displayed on screen live as you answer. Please answer appropriately.
If you had a disability, would you want to be the first human to undergo an experimental enhancement surgery?
Should there be human and/or animal testing? Why or why not?
When and where should we limit our technology? Will it still prove useful in the future? [
text only the number you choose
Our technology should continue to grow so we can make new discoveries and possibly save lives with experimental experiments.
We should stop all technological growth. The power of technology is allowing us to do unnatural and wrong things. We abuse the power.
We should not stop, but limit our growth. We must control ourselves and not abuse the power
How can today's society make more of an effort to help the disabled?
How would you compare/contrast your family's relationship to Charlie's?
How does Rose and Matt's relationship compare to a normal couple's life?
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Thanks for listening!!
and if we have time...
The novel Flowers for Algernon is a very exciting tale of a middle aged man who suffers in his daily life. This novel shows the need for society to open up their eyes and see the beauty hidden inside these people. It highlights the struggles and obstacles disabled people face on a daily basis. Disabled people such as Charlie strive to be people they are not. They feel they need to change in order to be accepted by communities around them. This novel should inspire others to make a change in the world.
As you may have noticed...
THIS MAZE IS UNSOLVABLE
This maze activity represents how intelligence has barriers to it. There will be a peak that will leave you confused, similar to Charlie's intelligence. Because Charlie's intelligence has reached the highest point, he can no longer keep any more of his intelligence.
We now ask you to please put your phones away.