Park Soo Hawn
The Elephant Man
I would like to introduce The Elephant Man who was Joseph Merrick. He was 27 years old, and he lived in London with Simmon Silcock. He looked like an elephant because his face was ugly and big. The head didn’t have much hair and tooth was enormous and red. The face couldn’t laugh because the skin couldn’t move. He was timid because many people laughed at his appearance. Even, some people were afraid of him. Merrick didn’t like to meet people. He had a good friend who was Dr Treves and he met many kind people by Dr Treves. He had a mother, but he couldn’t meet her.
I thought Merrick was a poor person because he did not have a house and lived in a dirty room. For example, on page 2 chapter 1 “He opened a door at the back of shop. The room was cold and dark, and there was a horrible smell in it.” I thought Merrick was a sad person because he couldn’t meet his mother and missed her. For example, on page 15 chapter3 “He remembers his mother, and he has a picture of her. She was beautiful and kind, he says. But he never sees her now. She gave him to Silcock a long time ago.” I thought Merrick was a lucky person because he received a lot of money and a house from people. For example, on page 16 chapter 3 “The readers of The Times are very kind people. They gave us a lot of money. We could give him a home.”
I really enjoyed the book. It was my first time to read the book of only English words. I would say the book was beneficial for me because the plot of the book was interesting and It was easy to study English. I think Merrick was a happy person because many people remembered him.