One of the remarkable things in the book, Flowers for Algernon, is the new awareness Charlie (Charly) has about his mental state. When he was just a retarded person, he could see the shadow of the mental feebleness, but once he got smarter, when his mental abilities decline, he can see it directly... not only … Continue reading "Can you tell when you are stupid? dull? incoherent? Or do you wait until someone points it out to you?"