Proggris riport 1--martch 5 1965 Dr Strauss says I shuld rite down what I think and evrey thing that happins to me from now on. I dont know why but he says its importint so they will see if they will use me. I hope they use me. Miss kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon. I am 37 years old and 2 weeks ago was my birthday. I have nuthing more to rite now so I will close for today.
Charlie is a 32-year-old man with an I.Q. of 68, who has struggled his whole life toward the goal of "being smart."
Charlie gets tested for his IQ, but scores low. He didn't do too well on the Rorschach test and lost to a white mouse named Algernon in a maze game.
I'm in love with Miss Kinnian.
Charlie then agrees to get surgery to increase his intelligence that will progressively grow over time.
Algernon -No longer cooperative -Lose of hunger -Refuses to do mazes -General motivation has decreased
After Charlie's operation, he began to take notice of situations and people. One of the things he took notice of was that for all those years his so-called "friends" weren't laughing with him but at him. They even created a petition for Charlie to leave the factory.
Miss Kinnan just so happened to be another one of the different things he noticed as his intelligence develops rapidly. Tripling his IQ from the beginning.
Algernon passes away and Charlie is devastated. He then starts to examine into the reasons why Algernon died. Charlie isolates himself experimenting for days.