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Your final paper asks that choose a contemporary "Elephant Man" in light of the social implications suggested by Bernard Pomerance's play, The Elephant Man. This four-page essay requires that you read The Elephant Man closely and consider Merrick's symbolic range:

Who or what is served by Merrick? What contemporary figure provides a similar function? Please consider your recent Project Text readings, e.g., Foucault, Malthus, Hardin, Bettelheim, de Beauvoir, Said, and Gould. These authors and their texts will help you put forth a meaningful argumentative essay.