Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old who is mentally challenged. He joined a medical trial to help him become smart.
"As you see, my experiments are completed. I have included in my report all of my formulae, as well as mathematical analysis in the appendix." (pg. 17)
Charlie went through with the surgery and he starts to become a genius. He gets so smart that people can't understand him.
"Algernon died two days ago." (pg. 18)
Algernon (the test mouse for the trial) who Charlie really liked stopped cooperating and died. This means that it will most likely happen to Charlie as well.
"Why can't I remember? I've got to fight. I lie in bed for days and I don't know who or where I am." (pg. 19)
"July 25 I was looking at some of my old progress reports and its very funny but I cant read what I wrote. I can make out some of the words but they dont make sense. Miss Kinnian came to the door but I said go away I dont want to see you. She cried and I cried too but I wouldnt let her in becuase I didnt want her to laugh at me. I told her I didn't like her anymore. I told her I didnt want to be smart any more. Thats not true. I still love her and I still want to be smart but I had to say that so shed go away. She gave Mrs. Flynn money to pay the rent. I dont want that. I got to get a job. Please...please let me not foget how to read and write..." (pg. 21)
"P.P.S. Please if you get a chanse put some flowers on Algernons grave in the bak yard..." (pg. 22)
As Charlie expected he started to lose his intelligence. It was soon hard for him to read and write.
Charlie then ran away and asked Miss Kinnian to leave flowers on Algernon's grave.