Flowers for Algernon: Chapters 15-16

Flowers for Algernon: Chapters
Describe Charlie’s reception when
he takes Algernon back to the lab.
 The men are cautious when Charlie comes back
because they don’t want him to leave again
What question did Charlie ask
 He asked him where he will end up when he dies
2a. What was Burt’s reply?
 He will go to the Warren State Home
What is Algernon’s condition at
this point in the novel?
 He is regressing and becoming more and more angry
Describe the meeting between Fay
and Alice.
 Alice and Fay like each other
What was Charlie’s behavior like
after his talk with Alice.
 He works around the clock at the lab
5a. Infer why he may have
responded the way that he did.
 He realizes that he may never make love to Alice
 He is upset by this and puts all of his energy into his
 He may also want to stop the decline so that he can
continue to try to make love to Alice
What happened at Mrs. Nemur’s
cocktail party?
 Charlie is upset that Nemur is not treating him as a
human being
 Nemur says that Charlie is not grateful
 At the end of the party, Charlie realizes that Nemur is
What did Dr. Strauss say had come
up in recent therapy sessions?
 He says that new Charlie and old Charlie are present
What is the Algernon-Gordon
 It is the report that Charlie wrote
8a. What does the AlgernonGordon effect mean?
 The rate at which Charlie improves will be the exact
rate that he declines
What happens to Algernon?
 He dies
Describe Charlie’s visit to see his
 Charlie’s mother remembers Charlie and then doesn’t
 She comes after Charlie with a knife because she
thinks he is looking at Norma sexually
10a. Describe Charlie’s meeting
with Norma.
 Norma doesn’t remember their childhood
 She wants Charlie to stay to help take care of their
does Charlie’s truth change
about his mother and his sister
after seeing them?
 He realizes that they are regular people who have
made mistakes

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