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Flowers for Algernon published in 1959 By Daniel Keyes p. 22
Flowers for Algernon When do you give someone flowers?
I q test
Parallel episodes Certain elements of the plot are repeated. Three wishes Three pigs Goldilocks- three beds, three…
Subplots A minor plot that relates in some way to the major plot. Algernon/Charlie Charlie/Miss Kinnian
I.Q. operation If we could alter peoples I.Q., should we?
Journal If you could only be one or the other, would you be smart and not popular, or popular and not smart? What would be the advantages? What would be the disadvantages? Smart: ______ Popular: ________
Journal Entry What is something your really want or wish for in life? Why? Write 5 sentences.
Journal Entry #3 What makes a child become an adult?
Journal entry #4 Write about an event that happened two separate times in your life? How were they similar? How were they different?
Misled-fooled; led to believe something wrong Mis means wrong Mis misled, mistake Not allowed mistaken, mistaking, mistook Miscelleaneous
Mis- BAD or wrong misledmisnomer (lightning is a misnomer misadventurefor a slow, old horse.) misanthrope (hater of mankind)misogamist (hates marriage) misapplication misapplymisplace misapprehend (misunderstand)misprint misbegotten (gotten unlawfully)mispronounce misbehavemisrule misbelievemisspell misbrandmisspent miscallmistake Miscarriagemisstep miscarrymistrust miscast miscegenation (intermarriage)misunderstand miscellaneousmislay mischancemisuse
Verified- v. confirmed Confirmed Trust but verify- Ronald Reagan
Obscure- v. hide
Deterioration- n. used as adj. worsening; decline My friend was feeling better, so they released her from the hospital; unfortunately. her health deteriorated and she was readmitted.
Hypothesis n. theory to be proved Ms. Verges hypothesis proved true.
Introspective- adj. looking inward People who keep a diary or a journal tend to be introspective. Intro- inside Spect- to look
Progress report March 5, 1965 List 5 things you know about Charlie 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Progress report March 5, 1965 List 5 things you know about Charlie 1. Charlie Gordon 2. Age 37 3. He wants to be smart 4. He doesnt seem smart because of spelling and simple sentences;choppy 5. Birthday- two weeks ago
March 5, 1965 My name is Charlie Gordon. I am 37 years old and two weeks ago was my birthday(23). What can you infer about Charlie?
March 6 Progress report #2 Concrete vs. abstract thought Roschach Test tests your imagination.
Rorschach Test (inkblot test) Progress Report 2 The first time Charlie takes the Rorschach test, he has no imagination and he is afraid to fail. No abstract thoughts.
What do you see?
Why does he have a rabbits foot?
What can you infer? For example, Charlie quits his job after 840 people sign a petition to have him fired. He wonders, What did I do to make them hate me so?(38).
What can you infer? He sid Ernie for godsake what are your trying to be a Charlie Gordon. I dont understand why he said that. I never lost any packages (29)
Everybody laffed and we had a good time and they gave me lots of drinks and Joe said Charlie is a card when hes potted(30).
Add commentary I never knew that Joe and Frank and the others liked to have me around all the time to make fun of me (34).
Dr Nemur Age 60 Publish NOW! Not a genius Does not know Chinese or Hindustani Wants fame and to publish now My experiment My research Opportunist Shrew of a wife Wants to be Chair of Psychology at Princeton Uncomfortable around Charlie, inferiority complex.
Dr. Strauss age 50 Wait to publish geniusyet limited only speaks 3 ancient languages Latin,Greek, Hebrew wait to publish He found Charlie His technique, He performed the operation
Theme-universal and timelss The deeper meaning is called theme. What the writer believes about life How do I find theme? Look at title See how the characters change (dynamic vs. static) See the big moments. What relevations about life are suggested. See the resolution Write theme in a full sentence.