Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon is a short story that takes place in New York. The main character, Charlie is very dumb. Scientists at a laboratory wanted to conduct an experiment to see if they can manipulate dumb people's brains to make them smarter. Charlie was the perfect fit. Charlie goes through many tests and puzzles including racing against a mouse named Algernon. In the beginning the experiment worked, but as time went on, Charlie went back to being the way he was, dumb.