The Elephant Man By David Lynch

1266 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
Movies and novels deal with many serious real life issues these days, people with disabilities are no exception, and this is all fine but it all matters if the issue is accurate and non-offensive. Well despite what many people think, most media representations of disabled people these days are accurate. There are numerous amount of films and novels that feature disabled people and here are some reasons why they are accurate.

First and foremost, media representations don’t just go from film to novels, they can also be depicted in forms such as radio dramas and videogames, it can also not just a mental disability, but also physical.Physical disabilities are shown in such films as “The Elephant man” and even video games such as “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” “The Elephant Man” is a 1980 film directed by David Lynch that depicts the story of Joseph Merrick (It was based on a true story,) a man who was born with an extremely rare physical disability that completely deformed his face, making him look almost like an elephant, one of the quotes in the film is “I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!” This shows that not matter how different you look or what society thinks of you, at the end of the day, you are just the same as every other human, doesn 't matter how different you look, so the Elephant Man is an extremely accurate film depiction of the life and death of Joseph Merrick. But that’s not saying that there are just physical…
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