"Elephant Man" - A Critique Analytical Essay by cee-cee

"Elephant Man" - A Critique
A critique on the play, "Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance.
# 110200 | 927 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 17, 2008 in Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper is a critique of Bernard Pomerance's play, "Elephant Man", based on the life of Joseph Merrick, a young man who suffered from a bone disease that caused his bones to grow abnormally and resulted in extreme deformities in his body, more popularly known as the Elephant Man. The paper considers the play from three viewpoints: hip hop, religious leadership, and gender. The author first draws a parallel between Merrick being an outcast because of his looks, and that of a hip hop artist initially being seen as social outcast, then views Merrick as a Christ figure in the play as he is faced with both internal and external conflict in his religious education, and finally discusses the gender relations Merrick encounters.

Viewpoint 1: Hip Hop
Viewpoint 2: Religious Leader
Viewpoint 3: Gender Relations

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