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The Elephant Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scenes 11 and 12 Summary

Bernard Pomerance
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Scenes 11 and 12 Summary

These two scenes dramatize the growing interest high society takes in Merrick, and the effect that interest has on the lives of both Merrick and Treves.

Scene 11 - He Does It with Just One Hand Merrick works on the model of the church as society ladies and gentlemen, including the Princess of Wales, come in, compliment him, and leave expensive gifts. Treves stands nearby, keeping track of each gift as it's presented. The climactic visitor is Mrs. Kendal, who announces that the Prince of Wales has given them all permission to use the Royal Box at the theatre "with its unique perspective". She exclaims with delight how the model is progressing; and Merrick notes (perhaps ironically) how everyone always says it's amazing that he does it with only one hand. Mrs. Kendal comments that Merrick is an artist; but Merrick describes his work...

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