Themes, Styles and Techniques of O.Henry. William Sidney Porter was born Thursday evening at Nine o’clock, September 11, 1862. He was born a few miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, in Centre Community on Polecat Creek. (Arnett 1) His father, Algernon Sidney Porter, was a physician. When William was three, his mother died, and he was.
Flowers for Algernon Essay At first “ Flowers for Algernon ” was written as a short science fiction story in 1959. Its author, an American writer Daniel Keyes, received one of science fiction’s highest honors, the Hugo Award, for the best story that year.