Principle purpose of this lecture is to present on Flowers for Algernon. lowers for Algernon is a character study of one man, Charlie Gordon. Charlie is a 32-year-old developmentally disabled man who has the opportunity to undergo a surgical procedure that will dramatically increase his mental capabilities. Example like; Introspective: tending to think deeply about your own thoughts, feelings, or behavior. The eighth grader sat alone and was very deep and introspective.