Flowers For Algernon Character Analysis Essay

“Even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men” (pg.199). In the novel, Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes expresses the lifelong changes of Charlie Gordon. Charlie Gordon is thirty two years old, he’s a sweet kindhearted loving man who just wants to be accepted for the person that he is, while having the mindset and characteristics of a six year old. In this novel Charlie Gordon, a dynamic character, is inspired to changes with his personality and intelligence, to his lifestyle, and his final passing.
Considering that, Charlie lacks having the personality and intelligence he wants. Charlie attended Beekman College Center with other adult students who were mentally ill and had a very low IQ just as him. While Charlie attended the University he had a fascination on becoming just like the college students, he wanted to sit around and have conversation like they did, read, and most of all have friends like they did. While attending the school, Miss Alice Kinnian, Charlie’s teacher saw a difference in him, he worked extremely hard on trying to better himself and become smart (pg.4)….

The surgical operation was shown to be successful for a length of time but after so long things changed for the worst. Charlie knew this was going to happen after seeing the same thing happen to Algernon, the rat, who has had the same surgery done on him. Charlie started to regress back into his first state of mind. His intelligence starts to decline, his writing goes back to how it was, and his thinking process was back to how it was. Even with him noticing he was regressing he was grateful for the things he got a chance to understand and still was determined to work harder. “Im glad I got a second chanse in life like you said to be smart because I lerned a lot of things that I never even new were in this werld and im grateful I saw it all even for a littel bit”…