Flowers for Algernon This book was very confusing in the beggining.BeforeI read a book I usally skim Through it real fast.When I skimmed through this one,I saw a whole bunch of spellingerrors,and it didn’t have a summary on the back of the bookto tell you what it’s about. I soon learned it was about a retarded adult namedCharlie Gordon,writing to his doctor,Dr Stauss.Dr.Stauss is experimenting on him to make him be smarter.Charlie works at bakery,as a janitor.He thinks he has alot of freinds their,butthey really are just making fun of him.Charlie just doesn’t know.He hopes to be smart some day,just like the other kids,so he doesn’t hesitate for a moment to cooperatein a radical experiment to increase his intellegence. Algernon is a mouse that Charlie is amazed at the tasks he can perform.He is also very supersticious. As days go by,Charlie starts to make more and morecorrections in his writing.He also gets more mad at Algernon,because he keeps beating Charlie in all the tests.He later starts to notice how beatiful Alice Kinnian is.He can’t get her off his mind.She likes Charlie. May 20th,he got fired from his job,but the Welberg Foundation has begunpaying him a salary out of grant so he doesn’t have to go looking for a job.His sister isn’t very nice to him. His qoute,Listen,the best of them have been smug and patronizing-using me to make themselves superior and secure in their own limitations.Anyone can feel intelligent besides a moron.
October 5th was the day when Charlie snapped.He told Dr.Stauss he didn’t want to take these tests anymore.He even ripped apart the white binder with alot of information.The tests made him so much smarter,now he’s loosing it.He starts making more errors in his writing.He lost alot of his knowledge.Algernon died at the end of the story.