This black and white is cold and clinical, but not disturbing. Although confronts us with our own uncomfortableness about it and how we should react differently. Putting yourself in his shoes is the ether dimension, our life was difficult to endure in light of this.
Can you see the meaning?
1.mug-gullible person, easily persuaded or deceived
2.adjective lugubrious.-doleful (mournful, dreary, dismal)
3.large thick-skinned mammal, noun: pachyderm, adjective: pachydermatous
(The Oxford Dictionary)