Definition And Belief Systems, Invisible Man Essay

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By constantly question classification and belief systems, Invisible Man shows that a single comprehensive theory can never be created by a human. From the very beginning of the novel the narrator prompts the reader to reanalyze how the world looks at different ideas. For instance, the narrator immediately follows his description of a seemingly perfect place in nature “virginal and untested by lovers” within a description of the insane asylum, when describing the university campus (36). This immediate comparison is not just a creation of the narrator’s mind, which would make it liable to debate over whether the theory presented by the juxtaposition is meant to be true or not; the placement of the asylum and nature right next to each is present in nature, they are physically next to each other. The narrator could not have made up the scenario to make his point, he is only pointing out a reality of nature: insanity is never far from beauty, perhaps they are more similar than one would think. Is nature really corrupted? Whatever the message, one thing is unarguably clear: however people would normally look at these two items, Invisible Man challenges. Just a page later, the narrator once again points out the similarities between two institutions that one would think are polarly opposed: the church and prostitution (37). In this case it is the narrator’s line of thought that places the two together, and it is also a comparison not new to humankind. Corruption within the church…

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