Study Guide

Flowers for Algernon Allusions

By Daniel Keyes

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Charlie's a reading machine, but he never seems that interested in brushing up on his history. Something to ponder: maybe Keyes deliberately wants to keep Flowers for Algernon a Twilight Zone that could be occurring at any point in history.

Pop Culture References

  • Baghdad-on-the-Hudson (14.171)
  • New York Yankees (14.172)
  • Museum of Modern Art (14.179)
  • Keno Amusement Center (14.197)