The Rhetorical Analysis Of Mr. Columbia's Trueblood

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1. The first two paragraphs contain a very straightforward tone because the man is simply stating that society sees him as invisible due to the color of his skin. This can be seen as straightforward because he is merely acknowledging how he has been overlooked by white people in society solely due to his skin tone over the course of his life.
2. Throughout his encounter with the Blonde man the black man thought he had already know that he was black, which is why he lashed out at the blonde man due to assuming the incident was instigated by ethnicity; however, the black man later understands that the blonde man never realized he was black thus finding the situation ironic, for how could a white man be attacked by someone “invisible”.
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The white community continually helps Trueblood even after learning he committed incest because to white people Trueblood was acting as a stereotypical black man, thus the white community assumed he did not know any better and was just acting as what they believed was the norm to the people viewed as racially below them. Whereas the black community shuns Trueblood because they know what he did was wrong and only fuels the fire to the racial division between black and white people.
13. Mr. Norton gives Trueblood $100 because he feels he must reward Trueblood for entertaining him with his story, likewise if Mr. Norton did have hidden sexual desires for his own daughter Mr. Norton is paying Trueblood for being able to vicariously carry out his hidden dream through the man’s account.
14. The variety of professions showcase how even though Black people work and become educated in order to be seen as valuable and give back to the society they live in over the course of their life they are still constantly treated as lower than white people, forced to become patients to an insane asylum as they grow older. The variety further emphasizes how no matter how hard Black people try to become equal to white people they can always be reduced to nothing due to the strict values held by racism and systematic

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