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  • Generation Of John Merrick
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    "I Am A Man" Throughout the novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks, John Merrick's quest becomes evident. This quest is not only for John to attain the friendship of others, yet furthermore, for him to find a place in society where his horrid appearance will not cause people to gawk at him mercilessly. John wants to be normal and have others perceive him as the man that he is. Behind John's mask of ugliness, there is a virtuous, tender gentleman whom only a few people take the time to discov...
  • Merrick's Experience Of The Love Of Friendship
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    MIKE MINELLO Love in The Elephant Mans Life The novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks tells a melodramatic story of a man who's appearance is so startling, it prevents him from experiencing the essential love most people experience in life. John Merrick is robbed of his childhood when his mother abandons him. He is also degraded and disregarded as a human being when he is put on display as part of a freak show. As a result of Merrick's appearance and abandonment he lacks the sensation of ma...
  • Merrick A Dirty Blanket
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    Elephant Man In literature, as in life, we encounter persons who have faults as well as virtues. In the novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks a man has faults. The character that has faults in this novel is Bytes who is a greedy man and a circus owner. Often people have a fault of virtue of another person. Bytes made Merrick, the Elephant Man, live in the basement. Merrick lived in Bytes " basement for more than two decades. The basement was cold and all Merrick had an old dirty brown blank...
  • Elephant Man Character John Merrick
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    Ashley Montagu tells John Merrick's unusual story in the book that studies human dignity, The Elephant Man. The Elephant Man, an intriguing book that captures the heart of the spirit, is the story of a simple, yet unfortunate, man. It causes one to think about life's precious gifts and how often they are taken for granted. As the sad and unique story of John Merrick, 'the elephant man,' ; unfolds, all are taught a lesson about strength and courage. When Sir Frederick Treeves first discovered Joh...
  • The Elephant Man
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    John Merrick, a man so pathetic and helpless because of the curse of his extremely disfigured body he carries around with him. Lots of people are born with some deformity or another, but none such as the case of John Merrick, in other words, 'The Elephant Man' who was given this name because he was so deformed he resembled an extremely ugly elephant. The movie shows how John Merrick is marginalized not only by the general public, but also the poorest of people to such an extent that his life was...
  • Play The Elephant Man
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    JOSHUA SHELTON Drama 10: 00 May 2, 2000 Bernard Pomerance and The Elephant Man Bernard Pomerance was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended college at the University of Chicago, where he received a degree in English. In the 1970's Pomerance moved to London, England to become a novelist. He was unsuccessful and then decided to try his hand as a dramatist. He quickly got involved with several left-wing fringe groups, which where at the time thriving in England. Then, along with director R...
  • The Elephant Man Essay
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    HOW DOES THE DIRECTOR OF THE ELEPHANT MAN ESTABLISH JOHN MERRICK AS AN OUTSIDER? The director David Lynch establishes John Merrick as an outsider, in the opening sequences of his film ' The Elephant Man' by using several devices that gain the audiences' attention and raise the audiences' expectations of the nature of deformity the main character suffers from. The atmosphere is created by the use of monochrome, lights and sounds (of a mostly dark nature only) to enhance the main point, why was Me...

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