Symbolism In Charlie Gordon's Flowers For Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon is a story about Charlie Gordon, a mentally impaired man working at a bakery, and going to school. One day, he has the opportunity to have an operation done on him to make him smarter, and he accepts. He eventually goes on to fall in love, meet his family again, and write a report on "The Algernon-Gordon effect" which states the operation's effects last only as long as the improvement does.
As for the symbolism in Flowers for Algernon, I think the story symbolizes "rebirth" in Charlie Gordon. Before he had the operation, Charlie was a kind, and curious man who had a disability preventing him from learning. After the operation, he almost completely changed into an cold-hearted
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