Flowers for Algernon examines the connection between smart and unintelligent individuals, or for the most part, between the superior and inferior, as well as whether or not Charlie recognizes the power and superiority complexes at play. Since Charlie Gordon goes between these two universes—shifting from…
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by Daniel Keyes
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April 1959 (short story), March 1966 (novel)
Charlie Gordon, Alice Kinnian, Professor Harold Nemur, Dr, Burt Selden, Algernon, Fay Lillman, Rose Gordon
A procedure of increasing intelligence had been performed on a laboratory mouse, Algernon, with remarkable results. Charlie Gordon is a 32-year-old developmentally disabled man who will be the first human subject to undergo this surgical procedure.