Flowers for Algernon
Charlie Gordon is a 33 year-old man with little to no intelligence. A team of researchers from the Welberg Foundation saw this as an opportunity to test science. They've done a procedure, that is suppose to increase your intelligence, on Algernon, a mouse. Charlie did the procedure not knowing that it doesn't just affect him, but also the people around him. The procedure worked, but he know knew how his friends really treated him. As Charlie gets brighter, his friends begin to turn on him. One of his friends even say, "Maybe I dont understand some of them big words or the names of the books, but Im as good as you are-better even." pg.106. He falls in love but is incapable of showing it due to his past. He finds himself in a situation thinking he's a totally different person. Charlie notices the mouse is losing his education and can only assume that it’s going to happen to him. The mouse soon dies and Charlie doesn't know what to think. By the end of the book you can tell by Charlie's progress reports that his intelligence decreased and he’s right back to where he started.
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