This is were we learn the basic situation and how Charlie thinks. The Surgeons test his intelligence and challenge him we also learn what his problems are he was a mentally handicap and was there to receive a procedure to help him think in a more clear way. He also gets put up against a mouse named Algernon to measure his intelligence
This is a very Important part of the story where he mentions that he wishes he could be smart to make more friends it makes it very clear and apparent to the reader "I just want to be smart like other pepul so I can have lots of frends." His friends constantly make fun of him and do messed up things to him like get him wasted then beat him up and make fun of the way he messes up and says they pulled a Charlie gordon " He really pulled a Charlie gordon that time." Meaning that someone messes up and is now being compared to Charlie
Yeah, Your Fired
This shows how the rising action ties in with the climax when Charlie goes to his second party with his "friends" Joe Carp and Frank Reilly this time they spiked his drink and got him really drunk he was laughed at by everybody in the room He then finds out what his friends mean when they say they pulled a Charlie gordon. Charlie said he was "ashamed."After words his Iq triples which is a big part of the climax it multiplies from a 68 to more "IQ will triple from 68"
Charlie talks to doctor Nemur and Strauss about his Iq level it is mentioned in the story that his "Iq will triple from a 68" a little longer in the story he goes on a date with Ms Kinnian and falls in love with her. She said he would pass her intelligence and says how good he was coming along. wont go much higher than i am now but youll keep climbing up and up."
Everyone at the factory signs a petition to fire Charlie. people are also noticing charlie becoming more intelligent "Who Knows what you done to get yourself so smart all of a sudden" Ms Kinin insists to keep the relationship professional Charlie also becomes friends with joe carp and frank they have a bit of a change of heart towards him
Charlie fleas to New York with Algernon to get and gets an apartment because he feels like a test dummy and doesn't want to live that kind of lifestyle anymore "I was a person before the operation. In case you forgot" Algernon also died Unfortunately in the end