I had the operation, but I'm still not beating Algernon
Rising Action 2
I didn't know books could be so interesting, why couldn't I do this before?
Page 1, Progress Report 1: "Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart, I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon...."
I'm sorry to say, Algernon is not smart anymore, he also died. That might happen to you
Page 4, Progress Report 6: " the operation didn't hurt... Progress report 7: "Nothing is happening. I had lots of tests and different races with Algernon. I hate that mouse.
I can't understand anything!
I'm not gonna give up
Page 7, April 14: " Finished reading Robinson Crusoe. I want to find out more about what happens to him but Miss Kinnian says that's all there is. Why"
Page 16, May 23: It happened today. Algernon bit me. May 31: "... I've got to know if and when it will happen to me"
June 5: "...I have already begun to notice signs of emotional instability and forgetfulness, the first symptoms of the burn out" June 10: "Deterioration progressing" June 22: "... I reread my paper on the Algernon-Gordon Effect and I get the strange feeling that it was written by someone else
June 28: "...That's why I'm going away from New York for good. I don't want to do nothing like that again I don't want Miss Kinnan to feel sorry for me."