"Sooo much more helpful than SparkNotes. The way the content is organized and presented is seamlessly smooth, innovative, and comprehensive." Get LitCharts A + Easy-to-use guides to literature, poetry, literary terms, and more ; Super-helpful explanations and citation info for over 30,000 ... Flowers for Algernon is a fantasy sci-fi story, written in 1959, about Charlie Gordon, a mentally handicapped man.
I've gained more empathy through Charlie and I hope I can translate this into compassion for people and everything in life. It was beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking but packaged in such a matter-of-fact way. Keyes' Flowers for Algernon was ahead of its time in holding these issues up to scrutiny.