Charlie Gordon is a self-motivated 37-year-old male that struggles to spell correctly and become smarter (Keyes 673). At the moment he is taking night classes with his teacher Ms. Kinnian. Ms. Kinnian knows that there is something clearly wrong with Charlie and how people act around him. Charlie claims that his friends Joe and Frank are true friends but when Charlie had this operation to make him "smarter" he found something out that was just life-changing. Quotes: "I'm a slow reeder too in Ms. Kinnians class for slow adults but I'm trying very hard" (Keyes 673).
Charlie is just about to get his operation to help him to become smarter. Charlie might not realize this but they are comparing him to a mouse. But worst of all "Charlie realizes that he truly doesn't have friends"(Keyes 685).
Now that Charlie is smart he becomes more aware of everything going on around him including how he talks now around people. He is always using bigger words than people know. Now he doesn't have any friends after the incident. "You've got to be a little patient. You're accomplishing in days and weeks what it takes normal people to do in half a lifetime"(Keyes 695). Dr. Strauss still is trying to give Charlie the inkblot test.
That's all Folks...
Charlie has somehow become friends with the mouse Algernon. Charlie has been noticing signs of Algernon becoming less smarter and less smarter to the point where Charlie is worried for himself. Charlie quickly does research to see if there is anyway out of this. He thinks to himself that this is all his fault. "I've got to know if and when it will happen to me"(Keyes 703). Charlie then does research on how to fix or cure so the same doesn't happen to him. But it became to late for Charlie. But by this point Algernon has been dead.
The end didn't go as Charlie wanted he almost got kicked out of his house by Mrs.flynn his land lady. Charlie had lost all of his smarts. Charlie also then went back to night school."Ms.Kinnian feels sorry for Charlie to the point where she runs out of her classroom crying"(Keyes 711). Charlie then thinks that he must move to somewhere away from New York City. Charlie still wants all of us reader to put flowers on Algernons grave so we must.
Just because your not the smartest don't change who you are because who knows you may never go back.