Flowers for Algernon Pt.2 William Chanthavisouk Willie Cotton Karoline Roman Charlie’s Tone Charlie’s tone in part 2 changes because now he learns many more words and how to spell them. He sounds very happy now that he is learning new things. He still sounds like a child, but he is growing. Charlie’s Diction Charlie begins to use bigger words in this part, he begins to have fun spellings words and learning them from everyone. For example he learns what subconscious and what conscious means. This changed from the beginning because he used to use smaller words, he still spells words phonetically though but he is learning to spell them correctly. Charlie’s Syntax Charlie’s syntax is improved immensely from when he started. His grammar has improved and he learns how to use punctuation from his teacher, Miss Kinnian. For example he now uses comas, apostrophes, question marks, parentheses, semi colons and exclamation points. “(Punctuation, is; fun!)” – Pg. 7 Charlie’s Relationships • Charlie's relationship with Miss Kinnian is at this point a teacher, student relationship. She helps him read and teaches him punctuation. • Charlies relationship with the doctors Nemur and Strauss is strictly professional. Nemur runs Charlie through tests and writes his progress and Strauss is the doctor who recommended him to be the one for the program Charlie’s Relationships • Charlie's relationship with his friends from work, Frank and Joe at this point is strange. He believes that they like him and respect him . He doesn’t really understand all the time why there laughing or why they say things. For ex. Joe told him to show the girls how he mops at work. He doesn’t really realize what there doing to him. Charlie’s conflict in this part of the story is that he is becoming very frustrated because he doesn’t feel as if the operation did anything to him. Charlie learns that comma are used in places where needed and not after every word because is not proper grammar. Also Charlie learns that his “friends” are not really his friends and that this whole time he thought they were being friendly they were really just making fun of him. Also he realizes that the people he always trusted were not really who he thought they were . Some major events in this chapter is when Charlie beats Algernon , also another even that takes a very important part in this story is when Charlie realizes that his friends are not really his friends in contrary they really just make fun of him and have a good time talking about his stupidity. Charlie gets really upset and he feels very ashamed. Also a major event in this part is when he learns how to use punctuation because it teaches him to spell and use his spelling. In part 2 of Flowers For Algernon we can see that Charlie progress is started to work. In part 1 when Charlie races Algernon he loses but in this section of the story he actually beats him. Charlie is learning how to use his brain, he is starting to learn how to identify things like when he realized that his “friends” were not really his friends and when he realizes that some of the things his learning he was using them in the wrong way. Also Charlie’s spelling is becoming much better and he is using his intelligence to make sentences and to have a better way of making sense in his writing .