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Charlie Gorden Charlie had many actions throughout the book There were many different things that motivated his actions The things that motivated his actions are very dependant on what time in the novel they occurred First of all when Charlie was in Ms Kinnians class wanting and wishing to be smart that is exactly what motivated him to be in that class he wanted to be smart This is also what made Charlie want to take the operation so much He wanted to be smart so bad that hed do anything to get smart including having an operation After the operation Charlie began having races with Algernon What motivated Charlie to try so hard in these races was that he wanted to be smart and if he would beat someone in a maze it would tell him that hes at least smarter than someone This would have made Charlie feel good and successful so he tried hard Eventually Charlie started getting smarter and developed more He began starting to have a relationship with his old teacher Alice Kinnian He keeps trying to pursue this relationship with her because he thinks that he loves her He doesnt know that he isnt really ready for that kind of relationship and it ends up not working out until a lot later in the story The next major events in Charlies life happened when he went to the science exposition with Professor Nemur and Dr Strauss As he sat listening to them give their presentation he heard them talking about him like he was some sort of creation and not a human being This began upsetting Charlie so he started wanting to let Algernon out of his cage Then when Professor Nemur kept going on about their data Charlie realised that they had made a mistake in the period of time they had waited to see if the intelligence change would stick This caused Charlie to get
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