Flowers for Algernon Progress Report 1
Charlie Gordon begins his first "progris riport," or progress report, on the third of March, in hopes that Dr. Strauss and Professor Nemur will choose him for an experiment intended to raise his IQ. Miss Kinnian, Charlie's reading teacher at the Beekman College Center for Retarded Adults, recommended him for the experimental surgery. According to Dr. Strauss' instructions, Charlie must record everything he thinks and remembers in these journal entries. Charlie reports that he is thirty-two years old, that he works for eleven dollars a week at Donner's Bakery, and that he wants more than anything "to be smart."