Just got done watching the whole movie for the first time, and I have some questions (and like the subject says, possible spoilers)
When Merrick is having tea at Dr. Treeves’ home with Treeves and his wife he asks about the pictures on the mantle. He points at one and inquires about it and Dr. Treeves says it’s a picture of their children. “Children! Where are they now?” asks Merrick. Dr. Treeves and Mrs. Treeves exchange a look and he says, “Uh…they’re out with friends.” I wondered about this glance between them. What does it mean? Are the children dead or is Treeves afraid that they’ll be shocked and scared of Merrick?
This is where the spoiler comes in. How come Merrick can’t “sleep like normal people”? Is it because if he lays down, he might suffocate because of the structure of his face, or did his master at the carnival tell him that (not to sleep on his back) to be cruel? In the end he takes off all the pillows and lays his head down on the bed, instead of sitting up and laying his head on his knees. Then it has a shot of the sky/clouds and stars and Merrick’s mother. Did Merrick die in the end?