The Elephant Man - John Merrick

"The most striking feature about him was his enormous head."

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"The back was horrible because from it hung, as far down as the middle of the thigh, huge sack-like masses of flesh . . ."

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"Help me!"

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"He is bathing to be rid of his odor."

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MR. TREVES: Women are not quite real to him - more creatures of his imagination." MRS. KENDAL: Then he is already like other men, Mr. Treves.

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"He is making sketches for a model of St. Phillip's church. He wants someday to make a model, you see."

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"And I do it with just one hand, they all say."

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MERRICK: I have condluded I need a mistress. MRS. KENDAL: The artist expresses his love through his works.

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"To become more normal is to die?"

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"It is done."

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"I am really not certain of any of it."

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Photos © Laura Shmania, Butterflites