Charlie is a young man with a very low IQ. His teacher, Miss .Kinnian , wants Charlie to become smart. This neurosurgeon comes to the school and tests the kids, Charlie ends up being the best option.
Charlie wants to become smart so he can be like everyone else. He also wants to be smart so his mother will except him like she never did when he was a kid. Charlie wanting to be smart motivated him into signing up for a brain surgery.
Charlie had his operation. After his operation Charlie had to take the same test over again, continue writing progress reports and even listen to a t.v at night to improve his IQ. Charlie was also fired from his job.
Charlie finds out that Algernon is going back to his normal or lower IQ because the surgery was not a success. Than he thinks that if Algernon went back to being stupid that he will to. Thats when he started doing research to solve his question.
Charlie was asked to go to a convention in Chicago, there he told everyone about how the experiment failed. later on Algernon died and everyday Charlie put flowers on his grave.
After Charlie realized he was going to go back to his old self he decided that he was gonna leave town. He told Miss.Kinnian to put flowers on Algernons grave then he backed up and left.