Ashley Montagu tells John Merrick’s unusual story in the book that studies human dignity, The Elephant Man. The Elephant Man, an intriguing book that captures the heart of the spirit, is the story of a simple, yet unfortunate, man. It causes one to think about life’s precious gifts and how often they are taken for granted. As the sad and unique story of John Merrick, “the elephant man,” unfolds, all are taught a
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being stated. Had Montagu been aware of details such as these, The Elephant Man could have transformed into a more enjoyable book.
The Elephant Man, written by Ashley Montagu, is a well-written look into the life of truly remarkable human being, John Merrick. This study of human dignity shows us all that life is precious. All can be taught a lesson about strength and courage from the unique story of John Merrick, the elephant man.