" I told them all my life I wanted to be smart and not dumb." PG 1
"They're going to use me! I'm so excited I can hardly write." PG 2
"It's true, Charlie. You're a better reader than I am. You can read a whole page at a glance while I can only take it a few lines at a time." PG 12
Charlie Gordon, a 37-year-old man wanted to be smart like all the other people because he was mentally behind.
"Shut up! Leave him alone! It's not his fault he can't Understand! He can't help what he is! But for god's sake.. he's still a human being!" PG 15
Charlie Gordon got picked to have an operation done to make him smarter.
"I have decided to use my knowledge to work in the field of increasing human intelligence levels. Who is better equipped for this work? Who has lived in both worlds? These are my people. Let me use my gift to do something for them." PG 16
Charlie is getting smarter! He now knows much more than he did before. The operation seems to be working. Charlie is now able to beat Algernon in the maze. Algernon is a mouse who before the operation could beat Charlie in a maze.
"It happened today. Algernon bit me. I visited the lab to see him as I do occasionally, and when I took him out of his cage, he snaped at my hand." PG 16
Charlie saw a boy who was like him before the operation. People, including Charlie, were laughing at the boy for not understanding simple things because he was mentally slow. Charlie then realized that he needs to do something for these kinds of people so that no one was to live like that.
Charlie has decided to use \hid intelligence to help people who were like him. He wants to make the world a better place. And Algernon has started to act weird. Like he is becoming less intelligent.
Algernon bit Charlie. He is acting very weird and it makes no sense, Charlie's is worried for him and himself.