Exposition: Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged person, has been living a great life for 37 years. But now he wants more...he wants to be intelligent and smart. " Progris report 3-- martch 7... I told them becaus all my life I wantid to be smart and not dumb. " He told Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur as they questioned him.
Rising Action: Charlie finally had his operation to make his mental capacity and memory better. " Progress report 6--Mar 15 The operation dint hurt. He did it while I was sleeping. " As you can notice the surgery is taking a good toll upon Charlie because he remembered to spell progress right when Dr. Nemur told him .
Charlie, you have to go work somewhere. You haven't paid the rent in two months.
Rising action: Charlie is getting smarter and smarter by the moment. He is trying to forget his old self because he was ashamed of how he used to be Until he stumbled upon a boy that was just like his old self. " i'd hidden the picture of the old Charlie Gordon from myself because now that I was intelligent was something that had to be pushed out of my mind. But today looking at that boy, for the first time I saw what I had been.
Climax: Algernon the mouse slowly stops corresponding with his surroundings and everyone knows what this may mean...he is losing his intelligence. This soon starts to affect Charlie " I have already began to notice signs of emotional instability and forgetfulness " He is slowly deteriorating. And soon enough Algernon dies. He knows something similar may happen to him. Slowly but surely he is going back to himself.
Falling Action: Charlies intelligence is almost gone and Charlie hasn't payed the rent in over two months. " I was looking at some of my old progress reports and its very funny but I cant read what I wrote" you can tell that his grammar and punctuation is disappearing.
Resolution: Charlie doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for him so he is leaving his old life behind " Thats why im going away from New York for good... I dont want Miss Kinnian to feel sorry for me. Evry body feels sorry at the factery and I dont want that eather. " Charlie decided to start a new life because he wants to go back to normal where nobody feels bad for him so he can start over. He also hopes that he made an impact for science and people that are like him "yet for the sake of science, I am grateful for the little bit that I add to the it knowledge of the human mind."