Unformatted text preview: Elephant Man. People who have fault take it out on other people less fortunate then they are to make themselves feel superior. Bytes did exactly this to Merrick. He treated the Elephant Man inhumanly. He showed this by giving Merrick a dirty blanket, potatoes and water for food supply. Merrick was beaten by Bytes. Bytes had a lot of faults in this novel. He put the Elephant Man in a cold basement for more than two decades with barely any warmth and food supply. Bytes also put Merrick in the freak show to make more money. Merrick was treated inhumanly. The author’s tone is that she condemns mistreatment to any human being. The purpose is to entertain or to inform. The intended effect is a feeling of sadness to people who are treated poorly. The basic theme or assertion of this book is don’t judge a book by it’s cover....
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- Spring '10
- Joseph Merrick, Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Baronet, John Hurt, Elephant Man, Merrick