Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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What are the effects that the operation had on Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon?

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The operation on Charlie resulted in rapid development of his intellect. It took a while before Charlie started to recognize the results of the operation. However, he made progress and got smarter. He learned new things and started to understand his environment and relationships better.

After the operation, Charlie was able to beat Algernon, the mouse who earlier underwent the same operation. He got better at reading and writing. Charlie also got to know that those he considered his friends were only out to make fun of him.

Then I walked home. 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.

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