“Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light.” – Plato, The Republic. In the novel Flowers for Algernon, the author Daniel Keyes, displays us how the character, Charlie Gordon overcame his struggle from living in the dark to leading himself to the light and disclosed us in what way his emotional growth expanded gradually through reading his progress reports. Being able to acknowledge ourselves is significant. Individuals distinguish things differently, and the combination of all our perceptions creates how we view the world, creates our own reality.