Essay about The Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

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A sense of hope, dreams, and opportunities were all torn to shreds when in actuality the goal was a failure. The goals of many organizations are beneficial to many, but numerous people are persuaded into joining these organizations for the wrong reasons. In the realistic fiction the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the Invisible Man’s situation correlates with the main character in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel by including themes of acceptance and betrayal by ones organization. The novels connect when the main characters falsely perceive the messages given by their organization before seeing the harsh reality behind them. This occurs in Night when Elie faces his religion, Judaism, and in the Invisible Man when the narrator faces the Brotherhood.

The Invisible Man traveled through the streets of Harlem looking for acceptance. Every opportunity he had found, he thought success would follow. However, he was shot down merely due to the fact that he was of African American descent. This was seen previously in the battle royale scene, during the bar scene when he was looking for help and acting too white "Let me at those black sonsabitches!" (Ellison), and even in the Brotherhood when examining him “But don’t you think he should be a little blacker?” (Ellison) Emma, Brother Jack’s mistress whispered to Jack. She was questioning his appearance and determining whether his skin color could suffice for the Brotherhood. The Invisible Man was unable to find people to accept…

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