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Although it seems that in the modern society equality among races has been achieved, there remains to be a huge number of people who are represented by the main character in Invisible Man. Not only the African-American society struggles to find their own identity and value in a diverse community such as the United States, but also those from other continents of the world. Students as well as professionals from different ethnicities and culture do everything in order to make themselves fit in the American society.
Social groups in different forms have started to exist in the society offering a sanctuary to those who feel neglected by other members of the community. Just like the main character in the novel, he found refuge in social groups such as the Brotherhood where he eventually though he has found his worth. However, as people become too attached to these groups, they eventually find out that this does not necessarily make them heard of their voices. In fact, the identity that they thought they had found in being a one among the members is not theirs but what the leaders of the group wanted them to be.
In this reading, Ellison made it clear that embracing one’s individuality is the key to achieving peace to oneself. The desire of being accepted in the society is not achieved by seeking acceptance from other people and various social groups. The world itself is already filled with people who have prejudices among each other. Finding peace in oneself is the only key to being accepted in the society that is in itself already a
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How he in belying himself tried hard to be just like what his superiors told him who he is – “You are important because if you fail, I have failed by one individual, one defective cog” (45) – only to be disillusioned; only to find out he is not after all who they say he is; only to know that even Dr.
The confrontation that happened between Dr. A. Herbert Bledsoe and the main character in Ellison’s novel proved how ambition could be blinding for people of the same race that one would rather ignore and waste the dreams of the other than allow him to remain in school and threaten the power he claimed he has had over the white people who founded the school.
Name Tutor Course Date The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells Briefly, the Invisible Man is a story about an invisible scientist who devotes himself in discovering the concept of invisibility and this alienates him from other members of the society. The novel starts with a stranger arriving at a town called Iping and he does not get along with the villagers or members of this town, and so, he spends most of his time engaging something scientific in his room.
The character's description of his invisibility is not the traditional definition of the word, that he cannot be seen, but rather an observation that all of the people he has met in his life have not seen him for the individual he really is. Instead, they see him as a reflection of their own projections onto him, whether that be a stereotype, a pawn, or a blind follower.
He feels that he exists physically and, even sometimes, spiritually; but the society in which he lives does not want to see him. Therefore, he describes and manipulates his ‘invisibility’ both ironically and sarcastically to exhume the underlying irony and
The thematic ideas surrounding the story are that of the development of inexperienced individuals through life events that shape him as he matures. The reader identifies and is propelled forward by the story by the voice of the narrator that remains obscure