For our project about Flowers for Algernon, I could easily just create a simple graphic organizer on paper with pencil, and draw some manga to make it look pretty. However, in order to incorporate all aspects of this compelling story, I have decided to create many different graphic organizers, and compare them.
A brief summary of Flowers for Algernon:
Charlie Gordon was a mentally impared adult with a low IQ (Intelligence Quotient) of 68. He was recommended by his Night School teacher, Miss Kinnian, to be used for an experimental surgery to improve his intelligence because of his eagerness to learn, and his motivation. Charlie worked at Donner’s Bakery in New York City as a janitor. The other employees often made fun of him, but he was unable to comprehend their mocking, and so he believed that his coworkers were really nice, and were good friends.
After Charlie is nominated, he takes a lot of tests, including racing against Algernon in a maze. Algernon is a mouse who has already performed the surgery. Charlie then undergoes the operation. Initially, there is little improvement in Charlie. Charlie begins to read adult books. He invents a process designed to improve productivity. As Charlie becomes more intelligent, he also realizes that he is deeply attracted to his teacher, Miss Kinnian. Because Charlie has become so intelligent, he is allowed to do his own research, so he returns to the lab.