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The Random House Teacher's Guide for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks poses this question. Can you help to break down the question and understand what is being asked for?

Rebecca Skloot begins her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with the following quote from Elie Wiesel:

We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.

Analyze the book in light of this quote. Explain the various ways in which both the scientific community and the media are guilty of having viewed Henrietta and her family as abstractions. What are the consequences of this perspective? How is Skloot’s different perspective evident in the way she conducted her research and wrote this book.

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    Welcome to Literature SE. This is an interesting post but it asks many questions at once, some of which are not even about literature (e.g. " Explain the various ways in which both the scientific community and the media ..."). Strictly speaking only the last question is about the book as such, not about society. – Christophe Strobbe Jun 2 at 19:05
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    Hi and welcome to to the Stack. If you have a look at the Help Centre Page on Referencing you will see that it isn't good practice to use the work of others with no indication that it is not your own. The question you have posted is from a Random House Teacher's Guide. I've added that attribution to the question, but it will be much better if you can take Christophe's advice and edit the question to be a better fit for the site. – Spagirl Jun 3 at 10:24

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