Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon.
Thats why Algernon beats me all the time because he had that operashun too.
Deterioration progressing. I have become absent-minded. Algernon died two days ago.
Charlie Gordon was a 37-year-old man with an IQ of 68. He wanted to be smarter and help other people that are below average too.
Please...please let me not forget how to read and write...
Charlie was told that he could have an operation to make him more intelligent. He agreed even though he didn't fully understand because he just really wanted to be smarter. Charlie really wanted to beat Algernon, the mouse who had also had the operation, in their races during tests. He did beat him and about tripled his IQ.
Evry body feels sorry at the factory and I dont want that eather so 1m going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good.
Charlie continued learning, but Algernon's intelligence waned and he died most likely from the operation. Charlie worried this would happen to him too as his intelligence also began disappearing.
As Charlie was getting back down to his original IQ, he wished to be able to still read and write. He did not want to lose it all.
Charlie moved to start a new life where nobody knew him and he could start out helping others like him.