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Ashley Montagu tells John Merrick unfolds, all are taught a lesson regarding strength and courage. When Sir Frederick Treeves first discovered John Merrick at 1884, he could only be explained as, (14). Merrick had a horrible disease called elephantiasis. This intense hardship caused Merrick to become helpless and his looks to be that of a monster. Together with his skull the size of his waist and large quantities of skin growing randomly all over his entire body, nobody needed to irritate John Merrick. Everywhere he went shouts of terror and looks of disgust approached him. As a young kid, his mother passed away leaving him a homeless man. Therefore, because of his horrible looks, being displayed as half-man along with half-elephant at a freak-show became normal. His life consisted of torture and agony for the subsequent twenty years of his life, until Sir Frederick Treeves requested him to come and be studied at the London hospital. Soon, Treeves arranged with the head of the hospital to get Merrick to reside in an excess room in the hospital. After twenty decades of lon...