The Elephant Man - Scenes 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Pomerance
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Scenes 15 and 16 Summary

Scene 15 - Ingratitude Ross visits Merrick, asking for forgiveness for what he did in the past. He suggests that they work together again, saying that seeing Merrick makes people feel good about themselves. Merrick comments that that makes him sound like a whore. Ross comments that he is, that everyone is, and that the only disgrace is to be a stupid whore. Merrick says he doesn't want to be exhibited ever again. Ross pleads with him, saying it's not fair that Treves receive the benefit of the work he (Ross) did in rescuing Merrick from the workhouse and giving him a life. Merrick reminds Ross that he robbed him, Ross taunts him with the idea of being with a woman, Merrick taunts him about how that doesn't make a man a man, and Ross once again begs to work with him. Merrick refuses one final...

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