Essay about A White Person 's Point Of View

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Alejandro Lopez Miralles was a student of philology at the University of Almeria in Almeria, Spain when writing this article. He believes Ralph Ellison’s novel not only changed literature but also the perception of a society that sees the relationship between blacks and whites as a huge problem. He states the novel helps to make society aware of the need to eliminate racism which is shown through the main themes of blindness and invisibility. The themes in the novel are shown with the help of literary devices such as symbolism, metaphors, stereotypes and characters’ behaviour. Instead of writing in a white person’s point of view, the novel is told from the perspective of a black man which shows that racism is not only based on the way whites foresee blacks, but also the way blacks judge whites and even themselves. Blacks did not consider whites individuals either, since they are so angry for the way they are treated by them.
Alejandro Miralles was able to effectively evaluate Ralph Ellison’s view on society and the relationship between black and white people. Miralles understands that the author wrote a novel to show the life of a black man in a racist, white society. Racism is clearly shown within the novel and helped with the themes of invisibility and blindness. The themes are shown by the language white people use towards black people, like “I don’t like his looks.” (Ellison 19). Black people are invisible to the rest of society and cannot be included as individuals…

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