Flowers for Algernon Chapters 12-13

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Flowers for Algernon Chapters
12-13
What is happening to the
relationship between Charlie and
Drs. Nemur and Strauss?
Strauss is worried that there are
problems with the experiment
 The relationship is becoming strained
because Charlie resents Nemur – he
believes Nemur didn’t consider him
human before the experiment

2a. What is happening to Charlie’s
power of recall?
He is able to recall things more and more
quickly
 He cannot control his power of recall
completely yet

2b. What does Charlie think
about the situation with his ability to
recall information?

He thinks that eventually he will be able
to control it
3.Describe the event involving
his sister that Charlie remembered.
Charlie’s sister wanted a dog
 Matt said no because Norma wouldn’t
share it with Charlie
 Rose had said Norma could get a dog
 Norma resents Charlie because he always
gets what he wants

3a. What was Charlie’s feeling
upon remembering this event?

He is sad that Norma didn’t get her dog
4. Why did Charlie and Alice
have a quarrel?

Alice feels inferior around Charlie
5. What is Charlie’s IQ at this
point in the story?

185
6. Describe the incident in
Central Park?
Charlie is propositioned by a pregnant
prostitute
 He thinks she is disgusting
 Charlie grabs the woman and she screams
and runs to report him
 Charlie hides

7. What memory was triggered
by fastening the seat belt in the
airplane?

Charlie remembers Dr. Guarino
8. What was Charlie’s
observation about Dr. Guarino?

Dr. Guarino was always kind to Charlie
9. What was Charlie’s main
resentment concerning Professor
Nemur?

Professor Nemur is not treating Charlie
like a human being
10. Describe the main events at
the conference.
Charlie feels Nemur isn’t treating him as a
human being
 Charlie lets Algernon loose
 Charlie and Algernon go to New York

THE BIG QUESTION: How and
why does Charlie’s truth about
Dr. Guarino?

Charlie respects Dr. Guarino despite the
fact he was a quack

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