Charlie Gordon the main character, is 37 years old and he has a low IQ. He is also in Mrs Kinnian class. And he was chosen for an experiment to tripple his IQ level.
Charlie is now going through some test so that the scientist can see where is IQ level is at. One of the test Charlie did was the inkblot test. Then Charlie goes in for the operation to get his IQ trippled.
This is when Charlie's IQ level starts to increase after the operation. Then he starts to be smart. And he is now understanding what he has read and he is able to read really good.
Algernon is starting to not be himself. He bit Charlie and he isn't doing the mazes anymore. And then they start to do experiments on Algernon to see what happened to him.
Algernon dies from the operation they did on him. They also did the same operation on Charlie. So they think the same thing might happen to him. So Charlie starts to do his on research to see if he will die to.
Charlie finds out there is no cure for the operation. And he is losing his intelligence slowly. So he decides to move on in life. So he is going to move out of New York.