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The Terrible Tale of of the Elephant Man and Jack the Ripper, Two Freaks of . However, before Barker is able to present the Elephant Man, a. The Elephant Man was suggested by the life of John Merrick, known Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences, Cassell and Co. Ltd., This account is. One day, outside a shop near the hospital he works in, Dr Frederick Treves sees an advertisement about an ugly man who looks like an elephant. He pays to.

Treves completes his medical inquiry and returns Merrick home. However, Mr. Bytes abuses him causing Treves to rescue him back to the hospital. Mothershead cares fro Mr. Merrick at the hospital since all the other nurses fear him.

Trees insist that the can prove progress by training Merrick to recite sentences. Merck tells the doctors that he knows how to read, and had memorised the twenty third Psalm because he favours it. Merrick spends most of his time building a model a cathedral after Carr-Gomm permits his admittance.

I think hefelt sorry for the girl. I know that, Dr Treves,' hesaid. Everyone laughs at me. I understand that. In his one good hand, his lefthand, he had the little picture of his mother. He looked at thepicture for a minute, and then put it by a flower on the table. Atear ran out of his eye and down the skin of his enormous, uglyface. Page 16 'Dr Treves,' he said, slowly. Thank you very much. I know Ican't stay here long, and I would like to live in a lighthouse,after the hospital, please.

A lighthouse, or a home for blindpeople. I think those are the best places for me. Page 17 'What do you mean? He put the flower on the picture andlooked at it carefully. And blind people can see nothing, so they couldn't seeme, could they? You live here now.

Youaren't going to leave the hospital. You are a kind man, DrTreves. But I can't stay here very long. I have no money. Don't youunderstand? You can stay here all your life. I don't think he understood at first, so I told him again. He wasvery quiet for a minute. Then he stood up, and walked up anddown the room very quickly. A strange sound came from him,like laughing.

Page 18 A beautiful young woman came to the hospital and shook Merrick's hand. He read his books, and talked to me, but I wantedhim to talk to more people. And I wanted him to talk towomen. Merrick read about women in his books, but he did not oftentalk to women. He met the nurses every day, but they did nottalk to him very much.

For them, he was always a creature, nota man. One day, one of my friends, a beautiful young woman, came tothe hospital. I told her about Merrick, and took her to his room.

She opened the door, and smiled at him. Then she shook his hand. Merrick looked at her for a minute with his mouth open. Thenhe sat down on his bed, with his head in his hand, and cried. Hecried for nearly five minutes.

The tears ran down his face,between his fingers, and onto the floor. My friend sat on the bed beside him and put her hand on hisarm. Page 20 For the first time in his life, Merrick had some friends. She said nothing, but she smiled at him and shook his handagain before she left. My mother smiled at me once, many years ago, but no womensmile at me now.

But this lady smiled at me too, and she shookmy hand! A beautiful lady smiled at me and shook my hand! The week after that, she came againwith a friend. They gave him some books, and had a cup of teawith him. It was wonderful for him. For the first time in his life,he had some friends.

He was a very happy man. He sat in hisroom, and read his books, and said no more about living on alighthouse. Page 21 People began to read about Merrick in the newspapers, so hehad a lot of visitors.

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Everybody wanted to see him. A lot ofimportant ladies and - gentlemen visited him. They smiled athim, shook his hand, and gave him books. Merrick liked talkingto these people, and he began to forget about his ugly body.

His visitors never laughed at him. He began to feel like a man,not a creature. One wonderful day, a very important lady came to the hospitalto visit him. I met the lady, and took her to his room.

Then Iopened the door, and smiled at him. A very famous lady. He did not smile, because hisface could not smile, but his eyes looked happy. Merrick did not move. For nearly half a minute he stood andlooked at her with his mouth open.

Then he spoke, in hisstrange, slow voice. But I don'tthink the Queen understood him, because he tried to get downon his knees at the same time. It was very difficult for him,because of his enormous legs. Page 22 'No, please, Mr Merrick, do get up,' said the Queen. Can we sit at your table?

They sat at the table. She tookhis left hand, the good hand, in hers. She looked at the handcarefully, and then smiled at Merrick again. You have a verydifficult life, but people say you're happy.

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Is it true? Are youhappy now? I have a home here now, and friends, and my books. I'mhappy every hour of the day! Now, tell me about your reading. I see you have a lot of bookshere. I love my books,' said Merrick. And fornearly half an hour they sat and talked about books. The Queengave him a little book, and some red flowers, before she left.

After her visit, Merrick began to sing. Page 23 He could not sing easily, of course, because of his mouth, butall that day there was a strange, happy noise in his room. Helooked at the flowers carefully, and put them on his table. He had many visits from the Queen, and at Christmas she senthim a Christmas card.

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The present was a picture of Queen Alexandra, with her nameon it. Merrick cried over it, and put it carefully by the bed in hisroom. Then he sat down and wrote a letter to the Queen. Itwas the first letter of his life. Page 24 The London Hospital 23rd December My dear Queen,Thank you very, very much for your wonderful card and thebeautiful picture.

It is the best thing in my room, the very best,the most beautiful thing I have. This is the first Christmas inmy life, and my first Christmas present.

Perhaps I had aChristmas with my mother once, but I do not remember it. Ihave my mother's picture too, and she is beautiful, like you. But now I know many famous ladies and kind people like DrTreves, and I am a very happy man. I am happy too because Iam going to see you in the New Year.

Happy Christmas to you,my dear friend. He could read about things, and talk to his visitors,but he could not go out of the hospital by himself. He thoughtand played like a child. After Christmas, he wanted to go to the theatre. This was verydifficult, because I did not want the people in the theatre to seehim. But a kind lady from the theatre - Mrs Kendal - helped us.

We bought tickets for a box at the side of the theatre.

We wentto the theatre in a cab with dark windows, and we went intothe theatre by a door at the back - the Queen's door. Nobodysaw us. Three nurses sat at the front of the box, and Merrick and I sat inthe dark behind them. Nobody in the theatre could see us, butwe could see the play.

It was a children's Christmas play. Merrick loved it. It was amost wonderful, exciting story. Often he laughed, andsometimes he tried to sing like the children in the theatre.

Hewas like a child. For him, everything in the story was true. Once he was very afraid, because the bad man in the play wasangry and had a knife. Page 26 We bought tickets for a box at the side of the theatre. At first Merrick wanted to leave the theatre, but I stopped him.

Then he was very angry with this bad man in the play. He hit hishand on his chair, and stood up and talked to the man. Butnobody heard him. When the bad man went to prison, Merricklaughed. Merrick thought the beautiful young lady in the play waswonderful. He wanted to talk to her too. At the end of the playhe was very happy because she married a good young man. He remembered this play for a long time, and he talked a lotabout the people in it.

What are they doing now? Then he said: 'Dr Treves,can I go to the country, please? I saw the country once from atrain, but I never went there. I often read about it in books.

It'svery beautiful, isn't it? I would like to see it. But again, one of his new friends helped us. She had a small house in the country, and Merrick could stay init for the summer, she said. I took Merrick to the country in a train with dark windows, sonobody could see him.

Then we went in a cab to the countryhouse. There were a lot of trees near the house, but no people livednear it. I will not accept it! Those babies are simply too ugly, they cannot be mine! Get rid of them! I don't want to see them! Let's take our sweet lovely children on an outing. We'll take them to the zoo Prevail upon your Pappa!

The two Dwarves get down from her knees and approach the Skeleton Man. They kneel and tug at his thin legs. The Young Boy clutches his Father's neck in fear, hiding his face. They should not allow it! Treves, very curious now, along with several others, make their way around the corner.

Before him, Treves sees an agitated crowd staring at something that from his point of view he cannot see. A distraught, almost hysterical WOMAN is ineffectually striking the Owner with her fists about his head and shoulders, crying weakly and incoherently. Treves is just about to see whatever it is that is causing the alarm, when one of the Bobbies says:. That's right out! Drop the curtain! As the curtain drops, Treves just glimpses baggy trouser cuffs and two horribly deformed, root-like feet.

The distraught Woman has been pulled away from the Owner and is sobbing on a Bobby's shoulder. I've got my rights! Treves pushes through the glut of people to join the Boy and get a better view. The curtain is actually a large canvas. On it is a life-sized portrait, crudely painted, of a creature that could only be possible in a nightmare. It is the figure of a man turing into an elephant.

The transformation, however,is not complete; there is still more of the man than beast. Palm trees in the background suggest the jungle habitat in which this Perverted object might have once roamed. These officers will see to it that you are on your way as soon as possible.

His face is illuminated bv an oil lantern held by a nurse. There is also a large sink.. Fox are working on a chest wound caused by a machine accident. The two Students are pulling with constant pressure on a rope tied to the patient's leg. FOX and MR. Now at the canvas. The alderman turns and leaves the tent.

Treves and Mr. Treves tries to lift the edge to get a peek inside the wagon. OWNER to himself. The room is fairly dark owing to the oppressive overcast sky seen through two windows. This is monstrous.

There are gear-wheel marks getting progressively deeper as they near a great open gash. Treves stands by a waist-high coerating table covered with black leather.. Hill places a cotton mask over the patient's nose and mouth and applies drops of chloroform. Movin' again! He shakes his head in disgust. No one objects to freaks. Treves backs away and returns his gaze to the painted canvas. The patient struggles. Good day. We hear moaning in the background.

From the mouth of the stove protrude the handles of several cauterizing irons. The two men look at each other for a solid moment. FOX Three quarters of an hour. The coals flare to a fierce glow.

Up above the irons. I expect you'll be seeing a good deal of this. Treves smiles at them knowingly. One can't reason with them. I've still got mine upstairs. In fact. I home to take it over one day. Though of course I do have a great desire to help my fellowman.

FOX What a mess. Pierce come closer. He's built quite a successful practice. In those days we didn't even wash our coats. Treves and Fox quickly and expertly tend the wound as Hodges and Pierce look on. You don't mind blood. It's a machine accident..

The two medical Students come forward. Treves now notices that the student's faces have gone a trifle ashen. They stare uneasily at the gaping wound. FOX quietly I say Freddie. Rounding a corner. Looking down from above and to the side of him.

Blood is draining down into a white porcelain bowl. The patient is being held down firmly by the other men. The Boy closes the door and continues on to another operating room.

Treves is walking briskly across the square. He stops and looks into an operating room much like the one we have just seen. The Boy shakes his head slowly. The air is smoky from meat burning fires. BOY I found it. A Woman can be heard moaning. The Boy pops his head in. BOY Excuse me. The Boy looks carefully. The door opens and Treves looks up.. The Doctors move with great urgency around the operating table.

The Boy closes the door. He holds a coin out. Men are clustered around the bar. Treves turns back to the canvas. I'd like to see it. Elephant Man" covering the front of a small. BOY No. We see the Boy standing at one of the tables talking to the Owner. The Boy gestures outside. A PUB A noisy pub. Treves tries to look under an edge of the canvas.. They walk into the street. I don It think so. The door of the shop is windowless and padlocked.

The Boy nods. I don't think so. Treves walks into the picture.. Benches run the length of the back wall.. Who sent you? The canvas covering the windows at the front of the shop obscures all other light.. I'm the owner. We hear the sound of the padlock being removed. Treves pulls a purse from his coat. Some old tins and a few shriveled potatoes occupy a shelf. No one says a word. The Owner approaches it. The Owner. We see a bent figure crouching on a stool.

In the fourth month of her maternal condition. It it empty.. He snatches the money. He bangs his riding crop on the wall and yells to the crouched figure. Are you the proprietor? Ladies and gentlemen. In front of it on a tripod is a large brick.

Treves steps closer. The far end of the shop is blocked off by a curtain suspended from a cord by a few rings.

We can now see the shop. The result is plain to see ladies and gentlemen. From the blanket protrudes a perfectly normal left arm and hand warming itself over the brick. The Owner enters. No sir.. The rings rattle back. From his expression. It does not move when the curtain is drawn. The door opens and light streams in. He is a little below average height. On top of his head is a handful of lank. We see the Elephant Man's eyes. His legs are also grossly deformed.

BOY Turn around! Turn around! The Elephant Man completes his turn and comes to rest. The Elephant Man is naked to the waist. The Owner laughs. These loathsome growths cover his back and hang down to the middle of his thighs.

From his brow projects a huge boney mass. His left arm is not only normal. He looks at the garrish portrait again.

Behind him. He is trying to forget his shock. The Boy. BOY Stand up! From the upper jaw projects another mass of bone protruding from the mouth like a stump. From his chest hangs another bag of flesh. He closes them. It almost gives the impression of a rudimentary trunk or tusk.

The boy filled with malicious glee at seeing the monster obey. His nose is a nose of flesh. His face is utterly devoid. The Owner harshly raps again. The Elephant Man begins to turn. His head is enormous and misshapen. At the back of it hangs a bag of spongy skin. The right arm is enormous and shapeless. The door opens.

It is a cold.. He exits. Treves walks off. We can just barely see in the darkness within the Owner standing to one side of the door. Help him up.? The Owner gives Treves the evil look of a conspirator. A grey-flannel curtain hangs from the bottom of the cap all the way around. The Owner steps abruptly into his view. The Owner reads the card and smiles at Treves walking away down the street.

The only part of the body seen at all is the left arm and hand. Treves hands him several coins. On the figure's feet are large. He'll be there. Treves hands the Owner a card. Here is my card. There is a horizontal slit in front for the eyes.

The Owner gives the Cabman the card. The Cabman. The figure seems to loathe being in the open. Treves produces his purse. We understand each other. On his head is an extremely large hat. We understand each other completely.. It has rows of benches and a long desk where entries are made. The Cabman jumps up onto the seat and off they go. He starts to go out of the room.. I am a surgeon here at the London Hospital.

No one makes a move.. Treves turns and sees the Matron. Your Owner. Treves looks at the figure for a moment. The figure does nothing.. Go on. I would very much like to examine you. Mothershead stands fixed and watches too.. She nods silently. He nervously tries to compose himself.. Is that correct? When he is out of sight. His sense of discomfort is growing.

We see the whole room. Treves is at a loss. The figure in the chair is still. Mothershead and the people in the room watch him go. I'm not to be disturbed. They all stare at the figure. Treves goes to the window and opens it.. Treves sits down at his desk and picks up a pencil..

In the small room the smell of the Elephant Man is over whelming. The hooded figure just stands there. He looks at the floor for a moment. Treves turns to look at the hooded figure who stands there a moment. The figure begins to moan. The figure does nothing. There are two sharp raps at the door.. FOX Oh. I'm dreadfully sorry.

I say do open a window in here or. Again the figure. The figure begins to babble incoherently. I'll ask you a question. Treves sighs with relief. He notices the hooded figure Where you come from? I say!

Treves quickly rises and pushes Fox out into the hallway. Just nod your head like this for "yes" and shake it like this for "no".. Treves is quite nervous. FOX Freddie. I had no idea that.

Are they dead? Your father. The door opens and Fox pokes his head into the room. The hooded figure flinches. Do you understand? The figure following Treves' movements nods very slowly. Treves goes to him. Will you take off your hat now. You must have quite a find there. Keep it to yourself. He goes back in. Treves turns to go back in. He looks at the figure for a moment. He turns to the chair the figure had been occupying.

But until then. At the meeting of the society. Treves pauses uncertainly. What have you got in there? FOX Nothing of any importance. Treves looks quickly around the room and finally' sees him..

FOX Certainly. The figure sits. The figure is hiding in the corner. I beg of you Fox. FOX Good Lord.. Treves moves to him. The frightened figure just crouches there looking at him. I'll save the questions for later.. In the blinding flashes we briefly see the silhouette of a tremendously bulky figure. They trigger the flash powder. We move behind the stall as the Assistants part the curtains and we see the silhouette of the Elephant Man. Don't be frightened.

The figure leans back fearfully. All three are speechless. We now see several rows of distinguished doctors talking to each other in anticipation. Treves raps a pointer stick on the podium to bring the meeting to order. As we continue to spiral down we see Treves before them at a podium. The Cameramen mumble. From behind him we see just the top of his wide hooded head. Treves stands beside them concentrating on the same sight. I wish to more.

I simply want to look at you. Treves suddenly remembers himself. The doctors talk among themselves quietly. The Patient also suffers from chronic bronchitis.

The E. The congenital exostoses of the skull. He places the hood over the E. Treves nods to the Assistants and they go the Elephant Man. Spiraling down again we see Treves finishing his lecture. As an interesting side-note. Treves stands behind him. We see them in shadow untying the loose knot of the loin cloth.

The alarming curvature of the spine. It goes up for a breath. Turn him. Treves sits at his desk and makes some final notes. And there is every indication that these afflictions have been in existence. He becomes more absorbed in his notes than in the E. They are looking down on the hospital square Treves had previously crossed and see the E.

He rises and shuffles slowly about. He closes his notebook and rises. The E.. Treves passes it off as a sigh and turns back to his work. He notices the card Treves gave to the Owner tucked in the back pages. His hand disappears into the cloak. He speaks. Treves and Fox are joined by three laughing colleagues who clap Treves on the back. FOX You never mentioned his mental state. He pauses for a moment and then takes the card. You'll look splendid in the journal.

He goes to the desk and begins touching things. Treves re-enters. He remembers something. It opens and Treves walks in. We move past Anne's reflection to a CU of Treves. From outside the window we see Treves surrounded by his laughing friends. The eating is fairly loud and animal-like. It's a pity. ANNE Did it go well. I think a whiskey.

With his good hand. He takes another drink from his gin bottle. I pity the poor cab driver. Pulling back we see Bytes. FOX V. Bytes looks up from his cooking with a smouldering look. He does and Bytes takes his crop and violently jabs him. From the upper story we watch the cab drive away. Up comes a wet belch and he takes another drink. I think. The Boy is across the room asleep. He notices his reflection in a mirror and examines himself wearily. The drinking is even worse.

Would you like your sherry now? He shuts the door. Are the girls in bed? ANNE Yes. Anne's smiling reflection appears beside his.The young woman has her arms tied. I met a big dog yesterday. Treves, I certainly don't. A nurse helpedme. Where you come from? He looks at the garrish portrait again. His enormous head wasvery heavy, so he usually sat up in bed with his arms round hislegs, and his head on his knees.