I am not an English teacher but rather a science teacher taking the class as
an elective. I am, however, truly enjoying reading and discussing these
novels. I feel that are some themes that we can cross-cirriculm teach, such
as the technology question. Have we gone too far and crossed that imaginary
line both morally and ethically? When reading Flowers for Algernon my first
reaction was 'what a great idea!' but then I got to thinking...if we raise
the level of "slower" people to that of genus level, who then becomes the
"slower" ones, society's now "normal" population? Do we then raise theirs?
This and other questions about technology are being asked in the science
classroom and having the literature to refer to is great!