2 Literary Analysis (What you need to know) Basic plotSubplotsParallel EpisodesForeshadowingVocabulary
3 Basic Plot Charlie discovers the Algernon-Gordon Effect Charlie gets smarter, reads booksCharlie loses his intelligenceCharlie wants to get smartCharlie moves awayCharlie has an operation
4 SUBPLOTSMinor plot lines or stories that relate to the major story
5 Major Story: Charlie has an operation to get smart Subplot #1: Charlie and AlgernonSubplot #2: Charlie and Miss KinnianSubplot #3: Charlie and the doctorsSubplot #4: Charlie and the factory workers
6 Charlie and Algernon Algernon bites Charlie They race more, and Charlie finally winsAlgernon dies, and Charlie puts flowers on his graveAlgernon regressesCharlie and Algernon have the same operationThey race the “amazed”
7 Charlie and Miss Kinnian At dinner, Charlie realizes that he’s smarter than Miss KinnianCharlie gets smarter; Miss K. tutors himCharlie loses his intelligenceCharlie is in Miss Kinnian’s classCharlie accidently goes to her classCharlie has an operation
8 Charlie and the doctors Charlie takes over the doctor’s researchCharlie gets smarter, reads booksCharlie asks the doctor to publish his articleCharlie wants to be part of the experimentCharlie becomes like he was before the operationCharlie has an operation
9 Charlie and the factory workers Charlie works as a janitor and has friends at workCharlie has the operation
10 PARALLEL EPISODES Repeated elements of plot “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”“Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin.”“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow this house in!”This exact thing happens _____ times in the story!
11 Parallel Episodes in “Flowers” Taking the Rorschach TestAlgernon and the “amazed”Factory workers get Charlie drunkAny others ???
12 ForeshadowingClues in the story of what will happen later
13 What clues tell us that Charlie’s surgery won’t last forever? What does Progress Report 1 say?
14 How are Algernon’s and Charlie’s futures linked? What happens to Algernon foreshadows what may happen to Charlie.
15 What do you think becomes of Charlie after the story ends What do you think becomes of Charlie after the story ends? Why do you think that?