Charlie Gordon is 37 year old man with a learning disability trying to get smarter so that he be "Like everyone else".
Charlie What do you see?
Charlie Gordon is a 37 year old man with a learning disability. He has a IQ of 68 and He has been trying to get smarter by going to night school. He visits scientists to help him understand topics correctly. He constantly writes everything down in a "Progris Riport".
Hey don't pull a "Charlie Gordon"
Yeah, you don't wanna be him
What do they mean by that?
Charlie had to go in for some tests. A man came and asked him some questions about the pictures he was holding.
Charlie went to the lab to meet a mouse named Algernon. Algernon had an experiment done so that he would get smarter. At the time Algernon was way smarter than Charlie. Charlie soon got the experiment to become smarter so that he could beat algernon and be like everyone else.
Why do I have to keep the TV on, I can't get any sleep?!
Charlie had a lot of friends at work. They would make jokes about him and he would just laugh at them. They would say that someone pulled a " Charlie Gordon" and Charlie would just laugh because he didn't understand. What did they really mean by the phrase " Don't pull a Charlie Gordon"?
Charlie's friends had invited him to hang out with them. After that he didn't remember so much, all he remembers was that his friends were talking about him again and just simply laughed along with them. He went to the bathroom and when he came back they were gone.
Dr. Strauss is making Charlie stay up all night and watch TV so that he could possibly remember and retain what he watched the night before.