|The Lesson of the 'Elephant Man'
"I am not an animal - I am a human being!" When people saw the man known as the Elephant Man, they would either stare in horror or run away screaming. As a teen he was forced to exhibit himself in a freak show. But before Joseph Merrick died, he became a celebrity and was even visited by members of the British royal family. The story of Joseph Merrick has become widely known, with a Broadway play, an award-winning movie and a best-selling book about his life. How this incredibly deformed, yet kind and intelligent man was able to gain dignity has captured the imagination of people today, nearly 100 years later. His story...
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