"The Invisible Man": Responsibility and Recognition
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The paper asserts that this question from Ralph Ellison's novel, "Invisible Man", frames the whole of the novel: "But to whom can I be responsible, and why should I be, when you refuse to see me? . . . responsibility rests upon recognition and recognition is a form of agreement" (IM, 14). The paper explains that the character of the Invisible Man would respond to this question, and to the question, "what is it they are being asked to save?" (BP, 236) from Blues People, by acknowledging that ultimately, each of us should be responsible to ourselves, which requires basing our self-esteem on our recognition of our inherent value as human beings. The paper explains that this is what we are being asked to save, inherent equality is the fundamental value upon which human societies must be based if they are to survive.
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