Charlie has an IQ of 68, which is way below average. He has to go to a night school to be taught things by Ms.Kinnian.
Charlie has surgery that will help him to become smarter. After this surgery, his IQ should triple. This is the same surgery a mouse, Algernon had received. Charlie and Algernon have to try to beat each other in different mazes.
Charlie’s IQ starts to increase. He is able to read and write properly. He is also becoming more arrogant. Him and Algernon are getting along now, and the surgery that they received had been revealed to the public. Ms Kinnian and Charlie have started dating as well.
Algernon bites Charlie. Algernon is becoming more annoyed, and refusing to eat or do the tests he is given.
Charlie is growing distant from Ms.Kinnian. Charlie is continuing on with Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss’ research. Algernon has also died and Charlie is really upset about it. He is starting to lose his intelligence.
Charlie is feeling sick and irritable. His IQ is dropping rapidly. When Ms.Kinnian came to visit him he turned her away. His landlady had to help him and brought some food for him every now and then. He is back to the way he used to be, and is now going to leave the city. He is going to go where no one knows him so he can try to gain back his knowledge.