The Elephant Man Characters

Bernard Pomerance
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The Bishop

The Bishop is concerned about Merrick's religious instruction and offers spiritual guidance. He genuinely believes in doing his Christian duty, but he also appears to forget that Merrick has needs beyond those of religion.

Conductor

The Conductor believes that Merrick is an imbecile. When they arrive in London, he gets help from a policeman to protect Merrick.

Countess

The Countess is one of Merrick's visitors.

Duchess

The Duchess is one of Merrick's many visitors who brings him Christmas gifts.

Carr Gomm

Gomm is the administrator of the London Hospital where Merrick is housed. His care of Merrick always appears to be self-serving. When Merrick dies, Gomm writes the final epitaph for Merrick and decides to donate the money for Merrick's care to the hospital.

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Lord John

Lord John is involved in some shady financial dealings. When a great deal of money is...

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