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Flowers for Algernon: PROGRESS REPORT 7 MARCH 11 and PROGRESS REPORT 8 and 9 
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I also read this book many years ago, as assigned reading in high school. I loved it then, and read it again when it was assigned reading for my daughter in high school. The things I took away from it were very different both times. I remember being indignant at the poor treatment of Charlie, as a high schooler myself, but on the reread I saw more of myself in his "friends"

There have been quite a few studies which have shown that less intelligent people actually have no idea they are less intelligent, and often think they are better thinkers than those around them. I have seen this in real life, the kicker is that the more intelligent and competent (not necessarily the same thing) a person is, the more often they question their capabilities. Until they reach a certain level of arrogance for some of them.


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I tried to find this book in my local and school library. I teach high school. I was disappointed, it was in neither. I'm pretty sure I read it as a teenager, but I bit the bullet and bought it so I can read it again. I haven't started it yet. I'm in the middle of two others, but I look forward to joining the discussion soon.



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