Characteristics Of The Invisible Man

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The invisible man is a novel written by Ralph Ellison. In the first paragraph of the novel, the main character reveals himself as the invisible man. The narrator goes through several experiences which can be considered significant to the development of the invisible man. Although the invisible man introduces himself to the reader in the first paragraph of the novel with a lot of openness, he appears to be a complex character of contradictions as his personality unfolds throughout the novel. The character of the invisible man is an interesting topic to research upon in the novel. In addition, the research paper will discuss the main themes in the novel. This research paper is a review of the main themes in the visible man and the character …show more content…
The narrative of invisible man revolves around the development of the narrator as an individual. The invisible man narrates the story in the first person and is only character that probes the consciousness of the reader with regard to the themes in the novel (Brown, 19890). Although the invisible man is the main character and narrator in the novel, hires real identity rains unknown to the reader even at the end of the novel, which in itself is a form of invisibility. Just as he made sure he did not revealed in the novel. In his first job at the Liberty Paint Factory, the narrator’s identity remains invisible as pro-union workers think that he is a scab (Brown, 19890). At first, the old Lucius Brockway thinks that he is a spy, the later he changed and reviles him as a union …show more content…
The narrator then decides that he is really invisible since no one in society can know the narrators real identity. Unfortunately the invisible man is unable to be himself and act according to his real personality (Brown, 19890). The narrative then makes a decision to contribute to society using his complex personality. He decides that he will go beyond society’s prescribed roles to make his contribution to society. By taking a proactive role in social issues, he notes that society will acknowledge him and his

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