What are your first impressions of Charlie? Explain your thinking.
Look at the ink blot. What does it make you think of? Record your answers.
What is the purpose of the operation?
Make some predictions: If the operation is a success, how might Charlie's life change?
Dr. Strauss tells Charlie to write about how he feels and what he thinks. What evidence shows that Charlie is already making progress?
What are your first impressions of Charlie's friends at the factory? Use evidence to support your thinking.
If the operation is successful, how might Charlie's relationships at the factory change?
Look at the last half of this entry- starting at line 215. Write a journal entry detailing the same event from the point of view of Joe Carp or Frank Riley. Your entry should be at least 5 lines.
What does Charlie's treatment of Algernon reveal about his character?
This entry begins with, "I feel sick inside," and ends with, "I'm ashamed."
Write a 1 sentence summary detailing what happened on this day. Next, explain why Charlie feels ashamed.
How is Charlie's second experience with the Rorschach test different from his first experience?
List some negative outcomes of Charlie's increased intelligence.
Story Structure: What do the length and language of this report reveal about Charlie's intelligence?
Stop at line 640 - Why does Charlie defend the dishwasher?
After you finish the journal entry - What has Charlie decided to do with his new intelligence? What affected his decision?
Analyzing Story Elements, Characterization, Conflicts and Themes: Flowers for Algernon - by Daniel Keyes