Essay on Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

1132 Words Mar 1st, 2016 null Page
Change commonly associates with every aspect of life. Often noticed in our surroundings and in the people and creatures we encounter, but may not be as significant for every scenario, whether the change involves someone’s personality, health, or the environment. Five years ago, a countless number of people were not the person they are today due to the different experiences they encountered, which assisted them in shedding their aged skin, revealing the new persona they have acquired. Some events in our life alter us for the worse or better, all depending upon the order and time of events, as well as whom it affects. In the realistic fiction Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator changed drastically from the beginning to the end of the novel with three major events contributing to his development. The protagonist progressed from being naive and blind to reality, to eventually honing the ability to acknowledge the truth in his life. At the very beginning, the reader is aware of the protagonist’s blindness. In addition, acceptance from others was extremely valuable to the narrator and he would often trust others opinions without any doubts. The narrator states “I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naive. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, would answer” (Ellison, Page 15). This was who he started out to be, and struggles to find himself throughout…

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