In my opinion "Flowers for Algernon" written by Daniel Keyes is a successful short story because of Keyes superbly formed Characters, his brilliant format used and the many different themes he featured throughout the story.
"Flowers for Algernon" is a short story about a man of low intelligence, Charlie Gordon, who is asked to take part in a new breakthrough operation to improve his intellect. He hopes that one day he will become happy because
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of the same problems e.g. Isolation and Loneliness. If "Flowers for Algernon" had been centered around less topical subjects I do not think it would have been as successful.
I think I have shown here that Flowers for Algernon is a successful short story because of the way that Daniel Keyes manipulated me with his format, used themes that kept the story popular and built a character which required my and every readers sensitivity.