SparkNotes: Flowers for Algernon: Plot Overview

Through Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes sends an crucial message to society that man should never tamper with human intelligence or else the outcome can be personally devastating.

Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes

When the main character, Charlie Gordon, increases his IQ from 68 to a level that makes him a genius (after received experimental brain surgery), his maturity leads him to fall in love with his teacher, and a sexual encounter ensues.

SparkNotes: Flowers for Algernon: Character List