The Elephant Man - Scene 21 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Pomerance
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Final Report to the Investors As Treves listens, Gomm reads a letter to the London Times newspaper, in which he informs both the editor and the Times' readers that what was left of the money raised by the newspaper to pay for Merrick's stay in the hospital (Scene 7) was put into the hospital's general revenue. After Treves points out that he got Merrick's first name wrong, Gomm goes back to the letter, reads his complimentary comments about Merrick, and asks whether Treves can think of anything to add. Treves says Merrick was intelligent, wise and a romantic; but then says that he isn't certain about anything to do with Merrick any more, and goes out. Gomm reads the rest of the letter out loud. It comments that he believes contributing what's left of Merrick's money would be consistent with the wishes of those who originally donated it, and thanks the...

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