Favourite quote from a book.
Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction story by Daniel Keyes. The story is told through a series of journal entries written by the story’s protagonist Charlie Gordon; a man with a low IQ who works a menial job as a janitor in a bakery.
Charlie is selected to undergo an experimental surgical technique to increase his intelligence. This technique had already been successfully tested on Algernon, a laboratory mouse. As the experimental procedure takes effect Charlie’s intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough until Algernon unexpectedly begins to deteriorate.
P.S. please tel prof Nemur not to be such a grouch when pepul laff at him and he would have more frends. Its easy to have frends if you let pepul laff at you. Im going to have lots of frends where I go.
These words constitute Charlie’s second-to-last postscript in his final progress report. Having decided to cut himself off from all the people he has known. Charlie writes his farewells, but saves a special word of advice for Nemur.
Throughout the novel, Nemur is portrayed as a humorless and intensely career-focused man lacking in human compassion. At the height of his genius, Charlie’s own intellectual self-absorption threatens to turn him into a similarly cold individual.
Charlie comes to learn that intellectual superiority is not the most important goal of a human life. In this report, written after he has fully reverted to his original state, even though he is no longer capable of articulately expressing his emotional discoveries, Charlie tries to pass on some of what he has learned to Nemur.
P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.