Flowers For Algernon Ethical Analysis

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Payton Mitchell
Trimble Argument Essay In “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie Gordon was a hardworking 37-year-old man who was not smart. His dream was that he wanted to be smart. His teacher miss Kinnian requested him to get a surgery to the doctors named Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur. Miss Kinnian wanted the doctors to be ethical. Ethical, or ethics can be defined as standards of good, bad, right, or wrong. Ethics are rights, religion, standards, and virtues, but they are not confined to them. Charlie Gordons Doctors did not act ethically when they preformed the surgery to make him smarter.
The doctors in “Flowers or Algernon” did not state the question, “Who is the appropriate surrogate to make decisions for the incapacitated patient?” (Siegler) The doctors didn’t warn Miss Kinnian or Charlie alt before the surgery. They just said Charlie’s smartness may not last long, Then the doctors just did the surgery. The doctors did not ask Charlie what
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Nemur judged Charlie when he first found out about him. He did not believe in Charlie. A doctor named Dr. Strauss was the only one that believed in Charlie. Dr. Nemur really didn’t enjoy helping Charlie. Dr. Nemur didn’t make a promise to the Hippocratic Oath. (Lasagna). Both doctors were weirded out by Charlie…even Dr. Strauss! They both argued about using Charlie for the operation. Dr. Nemur didn’t believe in Charlie, but Dr. Strauss did. Some other people might say that the doctors in “Flowers for Algernon” wanted to help Charlie, and they were very ethical. Some other people might say that the doctors did lots of research before the operation. Lots of people would agree that the doctors made an ethical decision, made good predictions, and engaging in the operation well. (Dobrin) Dr. Strauss took Charlie seriously. Also he told Dr. Nemur that Charlie was the best. Siegler, M., and W. Winslade. “Ethics in Medicine.“ Clinical Ethics. By A. R. Jonsen. 7th ed. N.p.:
McGraw-Hill, 2010. N. pag.