You should write what you think every day Charlie. pg1
"I dont know why but he says its importint so they will see if they want to use me.I hope they use me." pg 1
"Anyway that test mad me feel worser thanall the others because they did it over 10 times with difernt amazeds and Algernon won every time." pg 2
"I beat Algernon! I dint even know I beat him until Burt the tester told me . Then the second time I lost because I got so exited I fell of my car before I finished. But after that I beat him 8 more times." pg 6
"Nothing is happening." pg 4
In Flowers for Algernon, a 37 year old man named Charlie Gorden, is in a hospital getting tested to, hopefully get chosen to be in an experiment to fulfill Charlie dream, to be intelligent.
"Dissection shows my prediction were right . Hi brain had decreased in weight . " pg18
To see if Charlie is right for the role, he has to take a couple tests to see what his intelligence level is. During one particular test, Charlie is racing to complete a maze with a mouse named Algernon. In the end Algernon beats Charlie, and now Charlie is determined to beat him and become smart.
Once Charlie has the operation he does not notice anything different. Charlie starts to do test that the did before the experiment to see his progress. On the fist try of the test with Algernon Charlie beats him. This shows how he improved so fast in such little time. Charlie is on top of the world
Charlie is now getting smarter and smarter by the day and is on top of the world with all the test . However he start to notice that Algernon is acting unlike himself these past couple of days . Charlie is starting to worry about him since this is so unlike him. A few days pass and Algernon passes away. Charlie is heartbroken, but now is worried that what happen to Algernon,could happen to him.
In loving memory of Algerno the mouse
Ever since Algernon died , Charlie has not been his happy Charlie self. He is very unmotivated to do his journal entries and even go to the hospital for experiment test. Over time his intelligence levels starts to deteriorate and deteriorate until he is back where started before his operation.
"Last night I couldn't remember where I lived . A police man took me home." pg 19
Now Charlie has reached his breaking point . He packs up everything and leaves from New York . He does not want people to feel sorry for him, but he also wants to help others that have the same learning disability has .
"Thats why Im going away from New York for good. I dont want to do nothing like that agen." pg 22