A Character of the Mind.
Before the Operation
He is determined.
A mouse that had the same operation as Charlie. He often "raced" Charlie and won many times before the operation. As soon as Charlie's operation was complete, Charlie saw Algernon as a friend and pet.
One of the doctors that performed the operation on Charlie. He feels pity for Charlie most of the time and treats him like a human being, unlike his partner, Dr. Nemur.
He is one of the workers that bullied Charlie before and after the operation. He gets Charlie drunk and ditches him at a bar before the operation and the operation after he has a party and completely embarasses Charlie.
After the Operation
Charlie became very lonely and depressed.
“It’s a funny thing I never knew that Joe and Frank and the others liked to have me around all the time to make fun of me” (Keyes 43).
He also pushes all the people in his life away from him after Algernon's untimely death.
“Dr. Strauss comes around almost everyday, but I told him I don't want to speak to anybody. He feels guilty. They all do. But I don't blame anyone. I knew what might happen. But how it hurts” (Keyes 59). This shows how much he misses having his intelligence.