(charlie's speech) I want to impve my eye-q of 68, please use me.
We will see what we can do Charels
"Progress report: They will use me! I'm so excited I can hardly write!" Page 2.
IQ from 68 to 180
Charlie Gordon has an IQ of 68. "I hope they use me... I want to be smart!" page 2 of Flowers For Algernon. As you can see he wants to be used for some surgery to make him smart.
Here lies Algernon, R.I.P
Charlie always races a mouse named Algernon, who had an operation to make him smarter, they will use the same operation on Charlie.
Another part of falling action
IQ from at least 180 back to 68
The doctors had taken the bandages off his head, day by day he became smarter and smarter! It had worked! but only for a little while, "why can't I remember? I've got to fight." page 19.
Algernon had an extreme loss of brain activity, and severe cases of amnesia, he died two days later, "I put Algernon's body in a cheese box and buried him in the backyard. I cried." page 19
Charlie and Algernon had the same surgery for intelligence so Charlie's intelligence starts to take the same path as Algernon's intelligence. Charlie must know if and when what happened to Algernon will happen to him.
"I guess the same thing is or will soon be happening to me. Now that it's definite, I don't want it to happen." Page 18.
charlie's huge intelligence is gone, he has decided to move from new york because of him wanting to start over and he is taking his spirit IQ with him, and wishing nobody to be sorry for him or be sad.