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1 Flowers for Algernon By Daniel Keyes

2 Literary Analysis (What you need to know) Basic plot Subplots Parallel Episodes Foreshadowing Vocabulary

3 Basic Plot Charlie wants to get smart Charlie has an operation Charlie gets smarter, reads books Charlie discovers the Algernon-Gordon Effect Charlie loses his intelligence Charlie moves away

4 SUBPLOTS Minor plot lines or stories that relate to the major story

5 Major Story: Charlie has an operation to get smart Subplot #1: Charlie and Algernon Subplot #2: Charlie and Miss Kinnian Subplot #3: Charlie and the doctors Subplot #4: Charlie and the factory workers

6 Charlie and Algernon Charlie and Algernon have the same operation They race the amazed They race more, and Charlie finally wins Algernon bites Charlie Algernon regresses Algernon dies, and Charlie puts flowers on his grave

7 Charlie and Miss Kinnian Charlie is in Miss Kinnians class Charlie has an operation Charlie gets smarter; Miss K. tutors him At dinner, Charlie realizes that hes smarter than Miss Kinnian Charlie loses his intelligence Charlie accidently goes to her class

8 Charlie and the doctors Charlie wants to be part of the experiment Charlie has an operation C h a r l i e g e t s s m a r t e r, r e a d s b o o k s Charlie takes over the doctors research C h a r l i e a s k s t h e d o c t o r t o p u b l i s h h i s a r t i c l e Charlie becomes like he was before the operation

9 Charlie and the factory workers Charlie works as a janitor and has friends at work Charlie 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 Ill huff, and Ill puff, and Ill blow this house in! This exact thing happens _____ times in the story!

11 Parallel Episodes in Flowers Taking the Rorschach Test Algernon and the amazed Factory workers get Charlie drunk Any others ???

12 Foreshadowing Clues in the story of what will happen later

13 What clues tell us that Charlies surgery wont last forever? What does Progress Report 1 say?

14 How are Algernons and Charlies futures linked? What happens to Algernon foreshadows what may happen to Charlie.

15 What do you think becomes of Charlie after the story ends? Why do you think that?

16 Why is Algernon so important to Charlie?


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