Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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Why was Charlie such an easy target? and what are other vulnerable groups in society today ( why are these groups abused?)

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Though Charly undergoes a remarkable I.Q. increase, his gentle nature remains the same, whether he is functionally retarded or a genius. Unscrupulous people take advantage of his gentle nature, like his two "friends" Joe and Frank.

However, Charly becomes more and more aware of the ulterior motives of some...

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