Charlie is a 37-year-old man that has an IQ of 68. Dr. Strauss tells Charlie to start writing down what happens every day and to write how he feels about how things are going in his life.
Charlie, you should start writing "Progress Reports"
Ok, Dr. Strauss
Charlie took the Rorschach test in which he had to try to find pictures in an inkblot. He said he only saw an inkblot and was upset because he failed the test.
Charlie is taken by people in white coats to meet a mouse named Algernon. He had an operation to triple his intelligence so he is really smart. Algernon is placed in a container mirroring a maze on a piece of paper. Algernon beat Charlie in the maze.
Charlie goes to have the same operation Algernon had to triple his IQ. He is nervous and brings various good luck charms with him too. The operation goes successfully with no noticeable effects yet.
Charlie returns to his job at a bakery where everyone there bullies him, but Charlie just thinks they're his friends joking around with him.
Hey everyone, Charlie had his operation! What did they do Charlie, put some brains in?
Charlie is gifted a machine by Dr.Strauss that Charlie must turn on when he sleeps in order to become smarter.