Recently，I read a story, The Elephant Man. It’s a story full of smiles
and tears, even pities.
Over 100 years ago, in 1984, Dr. Treves paid a visit to an ugly man
called the Elephant Man. People who wanted to take a glance at him had
to pay 2 pence. Obviously, he had become the tool of earning money. To
save Merrick, the Elephant Man from the difficult position, Dr. Treves felt
obliged to give him a warm home.
With Dr. Treves’ help, Merrick was given a large sum of money by the readers of the Times. There were many bags of dirty skin on the front
and back of the creature’s body. His head did not have much hair and
there was another bag of brown, dirty skin at the back of the head. The
skin came down below his neck. Merrick was actually very ugly, it was a
bare fact, but what’s how, he led a happy life. The society was not short of kind people. Merrick lived several years with Dr. Treves and then one
day he was found dead, for he tried to lie down like us, but his head was
so heavy and so big that he broke his neck.
Now, hundreds of years passed, Merrick has been dead, the people
who once gave him love have also been dead, but what they have left, is
the most precious emotion in the world, love, the endless love which is
the eternal soul of the society, no matter what the time is. From the
story, we’re also told that everyone, beautiful or ugly, fat or thin, rich or
poor, has chance to chase your own happiness, just be friendly to
everybody, share your happiness with others. Lucky as us, don’t laugh at
anyone, learn to respect others.
Eight years ago, I was still a girl from countryside. I did not understand
what others said. Children in my school laughed at me, played tricks on
me. I felt lonely and there was not a smile on my face. One day, I could
not bear any longer. I stood up, looking around, saying `Why are you
always laughing at me? Did I do anything wrong, didn’t I? Since I didn’t
make any mistake, you have no reason to shout at me. Or, you think
what you have done was kind and friendly?’ The classroom was quiet, all the children were looking at me strangely. Since then, we became good
Remember, there are corners in the world, life sometimes is not only
poor but hard as well. Compared with them, we’re much luckier. If we can share our happiness with others and give love to them, we will be
loved by more and more people, life will be more and more beautiful.