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Akubuilo, Akunnia The Importance of Intelligence Is intelligence the most important thing in the world? Is being smart or dumb so relevant to everyday life that people need to change themselves just to fit in? Charlie Gordon is the main character and narrator of Daniel Keyes’ abridged version of his science fiction novel, “Flowers for Algernon” and faces these questions himself. Charlie is a thirty-seven year old man who is recommended to undergo an operation. The story is told through a series of progress reports kept in Mr. Gordon’s journal. The reader gets to view Charlie as he grows intellectually and emotionally, and even when he finally regresses. After his regression, even though he no longer was as smart as he used to be, he still remembered that he did learn new things, as well as his lasting emotions for Ms.Kinnian. Charlie Gordon, the thirty-seven year old test subject, has a mental disability. Before the

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