Charlie Gordon Timeline

  • Progress Report 1

    Charlie Gordon has just started to write his project reports at the segestion of Dr. Strauss on of the heads of the expiriment Charlie is going to participate in. "Dr Strauss says I shud rite down what I think and evrey thing that happins to me from now on. I dont know why but he says its important so they will see if they can make me smart. I want to be smart."
  • Progress Report 4

    Charlie has just gone through the tests that would determine if he could go through the surgery, and he finds out that they have chosen him. This is also the part where he dicides that he is going to do everything in his power to become smarter. "I told him thank yo doc you wont be sorry for giving me a second chance. And I mean it like I told him. After the operashun Im gonna try to be smart. Im gonna try awful hard."
  • Progress Report 5

    Charlie is getting ready for the operation that is going to take place. He is scared and does not know whats going to happen, but he has faith in Dr. Nemur and Dr. Stauss. Even thought he thinks Dr. Nemur is a grouch. "I asked Dr Strauss if Ill beat Algernon in the race after the operashun and he said maybe. If the operashun works Ill show that mouse I can be as smart as he is. Mabey smarter.
  • Progress Report 6

    It been a couple days after the operation and Charlie has just had his bandages taken off for the first time. And write off the bat they are teaching him how to spell and telling him to try and think, the only problem is he doesn't know how. "All the time when the bandijis were on my eyes i tryed to think. Nothing happened. i dont know what to think about. Mabey if I ask him he will tell me how can think now that Im suppose to get smart. What do smart people think about. Fancy things I suppose."
  • Progress Report 8

    Charlie is now going back to the factory to start working again. He is now also getting a double pay check one for working at the factory and anoher for each week of learning he does. And he now is living his normal life except for the one hour he has to be at the hospital after work. "Im glad Im going back to work because I miss my job and all my frends and all the fun we have there."
  • Progress Report 9

    Charlie starts to learn through the use of a T.V. that is on at night and he also is starting to comprehend hrough the use of text . He has also just gotten abused again for the amusment of his "friends." "I told Dr Strauss what good is it to get smart in my sleep. I want to be smart when Im awake. He says its the same thing and I have two minds."
  • April 6

    Charlie beat Algernon in the maze test for the first time. He would have won a second time but he got excited and happened to fall out of his chair. He eventually beat Algernon a total of 9/10 times. "I beat Algernon! I dint even know I beat him until Burt the tester told me. Then the second time I lost because I got so excited I fell off the chair before I finished."
  • April 18

    Charlie is finally understanding how to write properly. He has figured out punctuation and his spelling has increased ten fold. He also does not race Algenon any more because he does not need to. "What a dope I am! I didn't even understand what she was talking about. I read the gramma book last night and it explains the whole thing. Then I saw it was the same way as Miss KInnian was trying to tell me, but I didn't get it."
  • April 20

    Charlie has finally relized that his friends treat him like he is an idiot. He also learned that they laugh at him and understands the meaning "to pull a Chalrie Gordon." "I ran out into the street and I threw up. Then I walked home. It's a funny thing I never knew that Joe and Frank and the others liked to have me around all the time to make fun of me. Now I know what it means when they say "to pull a Charlie Gordon." I'm ashamed.
  • April 22

    Charlie is retaking the Rorshach test again and he finally see things in the inkblots. The test still doesnt make sense to him but he is getting results now that his I.Q. is over 200. He also wants to learn about more about psychology. "I found out what a Rorshach is. It's the test I took before the operation- the one with the inkblots on the pieces of cardboard. The man who gave me tyhe test was the same one. Iwas scared to death of those inkblots."
  • June 10

    Charlie relizes he is slowly going to decrease in his smarts and h is becoming absent minded. Algrenon died two days before laving him to bury the body of the mouse he had gotten to know. "Derterioration progressing. I have become absent-minded. Algernon died two days ago. Dissection shows my predictions were right. His brain had decreased in wieght and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of the brain fissures."
  • July 28

    Charlie decided go leave New York because he just wants to start over. He has been steadly losing his knowledge but he is going to try a regain it by study on his own. This is also his last report. "Thats why Im going away from New York for good. I dont want to do nothing agen. I dont want Miss Kinnian to feel sorry for me. Evry body feels sorry at the factery and I dont want that eather so Im going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus . . ."