The author may have tried to show how mankind is trying to improve everything in its life, but looses the most important, the happiness of our life (Bhattacharya 394-395).
As the result of the experiment, the main character feels even worse than from the beginning.
Becoming intelligent is Charlie’s most important desire!
He follows his dream and in order to become smarter he agrees for the life-making opportunity – the experimental operation makes him much smarter, almost a genius. Nemur, and recommended by his teacher, Miss Kinnian as Charlie was the most suitable volunteer for this experiment.
Algernon is just the name of the mouse who was the first target for the experiment that triples the one’s IQ.
The main character, a mentally retarded man called Charlie Gordon, has a dream to become wise and just as intelligent as his mother wanted him to.
” was written as a short science fiction story in 1959.
Its author, an American writer Daniel Keyes, received one of science fiction’s highest honors, the Hugo Award, for the best story that year.
During the experiment the reader can see that the writing becomes more correct and complex, Charlie starts using smart words and, what is more important, starts thinking in a different way.
It also gives insight into what Charlie is thinking, which is remarkably important in a story that is concerned with the mind.