The Question and Answer section for Flowers for Algernon is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
At the end of Progress Report 9, Charlie feels sorry for Algernon and wants to be his friend.
I asked can I feed him because I felt bad to beat him and I wanted to be nice and make fiends. Burt said no Algernon is a very speshul mouse with an...
Charlie wanted to learn even though his intellect was challenged. This says that Charlie had a desire to learn and better himself.
Before his surgery, Charlie thought people laughed with him because they were his friends. After the surgery, he realized that wasn't true.... he came to understand that they were laughing at him.