Pg. 1-2 "I told them becaus all my life I wantid to be smart and not dumb. But its very hard to be smart. They said you know it will probly be tempirery. I said yes. Miss Kinnian told me. I dont care if it herts."
Charlie wanted to get smart because he had some mental disabilities, so he couldn't keep information in his mind.
Miss Kinnian wanted Charlie to be the first person to triple their IQ, so he went to the office and got tested, he raced with a mouse called Algernon that took the operation.
Pg. 2 "Later some men in white coats took me to a difernt part of the hospitil and gave me a game to... there wasnt time because the race started."
Pg. 22 "Then all of a suddin I remembered some things about the operashum and me getting smart and I said holy smoke I relly pulled a Charlie Gordon that time. I went away before she come back to the room. Thats why Im going away from New York for good. I dont want to do nothing like that agen. I dont want Miss Kinnian to feel sorry for me. Evry body feeld sorry at the factery and I dont want that eather si 1m going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good.
He took the operation but after a while, the effects of intelligence in Algernon started to decrease then after a bit Algernon died.
Pg. 18-19 "Deterioration progressing. I have become absent-minded. Algernon died two days ago. Dissection shows my predictions were right. His brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures,"
So then Charlie realized he didn't have much time before he passes away or he becomes unintelligent.
Pg. 17 "Suddenly, time has become very important to me.
Then once Charlie became unintelligent again he wanted to move away because he wanted a fresh new start hoping that what he did will help science. He also moved away because everybody was pitying him and he didn't want to be pitied.