Physiological Growth In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

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The book I did this book report on is Invisible Man, the author is Ralph Ellison. Ralph was an American novelist, scholar, and literary critic. His best novel is Invisible Man.For the book, Invisible man is fiction and bildungsroman, so you can expect to see the protagonist have some physiological growth in this book.

Main Characters for this book are The Narrator, Brother Jack, Ras, and Mary. The Narrator is the protagonist in this book, he is a well-educated black man who is a very gifted speaker. Throughout the book he mentions to himself that he wants to give speeches everywhere he goes. Brother Jack is the leader of the Brotherhood, a multi-racial organization trying to uphold the rights of all who are socially oppressed. He is also
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A fight breaks out and since Mr.Norton has never seen violence in his life, he passes out because he can't take the stress. The Narrator fights his way through and escapes while carrying Mr. Norton. A few days later Reverend Homer A. Barbee finds out about the misadventures of The Narrator and Mr. Norton. Barbee then rebukes The Narrator saying he should have shown Mr. Norton a more idealized life of black men. Barbee expels The Narrator and gives him seven letters of recommendation. When The Narrator arrives in New York, he can’t find any jobs even with the help of the letters. The last person he goes to is Mr. Emerson, but he sends him away, it’s his son that reads the letter of recommendation and reveals to The Narrator that it says that he is dishonest and irresponsible. After he gets back on the streets he is attacked and some black community members take him in after they found him on the street knocked out. He stays at Mary’s place for free since Mary nurtures his sense of black heritage. The Narrator meets Brother Jack and explains to him that he is a gifted speaker and he could speak for the brotherhood. Jack accepts and takes him in. But he has to have a new

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