In the short story "Flowers For Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, The Protagonist of the story is a 37 year old man Named Charlie Gordon, with a learning disability. The Antagonist being a Mouse named Algernon. The reader can infer this by Charlie saying this, “I hate that mouse. He always beats me.”(678)
"I had a test today. I think i faled it."(672)"I Wantid to be smart and not dumb"(647)"Their going to use me! Im so exited I can hardly write"(675)
Charlie ended up getting the operation along with Algernon, "The operashun dint hurt. He did it while i was sleeping"(677)
"Charlie starts to slowly increase in intelligence"(682)."Now i know what it means when they say 'to pull a Charlie Gordon'"(686).
Charlie ends up feeling foolish and stupid, so he end up going off to New York, as he explains, "Evry body feels sorry at the factery and i dont want that eather..."(711)
One of the major themes of the story is Irony. In part of the story someone mentions. The story of Adam and Eve and the Snake, The story has some elements similar to this, When Charlie wants to be more intelligent so people can relate to him, but he ends up getting too for people to understand anyway