Loneliness is felt by Charlie Gordon throughout Flowers for Algernon.
Gimpy actually told Charlie that he was his friend, a sign of moving forward.
In this phase, Charlie finally felt as though he belonged and was wanted for the right reasons.
Charlie’s varying degree of loneliness can be divided into three phases: the pre-genius, genius, and post-genius phases.
The themes of alienation and loneliness played a big role in each one of Charlie’s phases of intelligence and affected his development to becoming a regular person.