About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning about or understanding the characters in Flowers for Algernon will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the characters in this story. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the characters and quotes in Flowers for Algernon
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Flowers for Algernon Characters chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Flowers for Algernon Characters chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about characters in Flowers for Algernon for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- The character of Charlie Gordon
- The roles of Miss Kinnian and Dr. Strauss
- Who Algernon is in this story
- Significant quotes in this book
1. Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon
'Flowers for Algernon' is a touching science fiction story about Charlie Gordon, a mentally handicapped man who submits himself to an experiment to become smarter. In this lesson, we will learn more about Charlie.
2. Miss Kinnian in Flowers for Algernon
We usually think of a teacher in regards to school, but what about the lessons outside of school that are just as important? In this lesson we will analyze the teacher Miss Alice Kinnian from the novel 'Flowers for Algernon' by Daniel Keyes.
3. Dr. Strauss in Flowers for Algernon
Dr. Strauss is one of the scientists in 'Flowers for Algernon,' an early science fiction novel. The character of Dr. Strauss, seen from the perspective of the patient on whom he experiments, is both ambiguous and complex.
4. Who is Algernon in Flowers for Algernon?
This lesson is a description of Algernon in ''Flowers for Algernon'' by Daniel Keyes. Algernon is a white lab mouse that undergoes an operation that drastically increases his intelligence. The apparent success of the operation inspires the scientists to perform the operation on Charlie.
5. Important Quotes from Flowers for Algernon
''Flowers for Algernon,'' a novel that explores the nature of knowledge, leaves readers wondering about the idea of intelligence. For example, do humans with different levels of intelligence experience life differently?
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.