|John trapped, like the animal many people saw him as.|
John is moved into a better hospital room, of his own. Pictures are hung on the wall- one of which grabs Johns attention: a picture of a boy sleeping in a bed. because of John's large head, he physically couldn't lay down to sleep and slept sitting up, his head resting on his good left arm. This longing for normality eventually drives him to inedvertangly kill himself.
Forced to face the 'horrid Elephant Man' who is mearly sitting in his bed, the Woman screams with fright at just the sight of him.