Charlie Gordon is a slow adult with an IQ of 68. He wants to get smarter and goes to a school for slow adults to learn how to read and write. "...maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart."
Two doctors, Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss are experimenting on a brain Operation to increase intelligince. The operation was tested succesfully on a mouse called Algernon, and now Charlie underwent the operation.
Charlie becomes very smart very fast, but also loses a lot of social skills. "People don't talk to me the way they used to."
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Just when Charlie thought he couldn't feel more lonely, the test mouse, Algernon experienced Mental regression and died. Charlie knew that he would soon lose his Intellect. "...he has regressed mentally. Motor activity impaired."
Charlie lost his job, his intellect and almost his apartment. He dosen't want people to feel bad for him, so he moves away.. "i'm going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genius."