Charlie a 32 year old who attends night school because of his low intelligence. His teacher is Mrs.Kinnian
She recommends Charlie to Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur scientists conducting research on the human mind and how to enhance brain power. She says that Charlie is highly motivated and determined to become smart He has done so much in so little.
Charlie takes a Thematic Apperception Test, in it he is shown cards with ink spilled on them. He was then told to tell what he saw on the cards. He couldn´t find anything but the scientists told him it was okay.
Did they really make fun of me?
The staff later take Charlie to another part of the hospital where they tell charlie to play a game with white mouse named Algernon. Algernon and Charlie have a maze to finish one on paper and another mini maze for Algernon to do . Algernon won every time and charlie felt bad.
Charlie has the experiment but it didn't hurt. Dr.Strauss puts a TV in Charlie's house to help him concentrate and for the experiment to take effect.
As the experiment progresses Charlie has improved spelling and grammar he is starting to enhance in knowledge. He found out that his co-workers were not being nice but making fun of him, because of this he leaves his job working in the factory.