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"Invisible Man"
An analysis of the novel, "Invisible Man", by Ralph Ellison.
# 49301 | 1,258 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the attitude of Ellison towards his African-American roots in which rejects the idea that blacks are a separate society that must join the oppressed workers in a class struggle; his protagonist joins a "brotherhood" only to turn against its members and most of its ideas. It compares his writing style to other African-American writers of his time.

From the Paper:

"The beginning of the novel depicts the protagonist's humiliation at the hands of rich southern whites, which prompts him to initially support radical black interests. He rather politely approaches whites for a scholarship to go to college and is abused by them; they embarrass him by making him watch an erotic dance and fight with other blacks and then make him give a speech of gratitude to his benefactors. Although he does well at college, he is eventually ejected because he gives sponsors a tour of a gin mill, although he doesn't do this in order to elicit trouble."

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