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He also has an abortive liaison with Sybil, a sexually frustrated white woman who sees him as the embodiment of the stereotypical black man endowed with extraordinary sexual prowess.
As a result, he decides to leave the Brotherhood, headquartered in an affluent section of Manhattan, and returns to Harlem where he is confronted by Ras the Exhorter now Ras the Destroyer who accuses him of betraying the black community. To escape the wrath of Ras and his men, the narrator disguises himself by donning a hat and dark glasses.
In disguise, he is repeatedly mistaken for someone named Rinehart, a con man who uses his invisibility to his own advantage. The narrator discovers that the Harlem community has erupted in violence.
Eager to demonstrate that he is no longer part of the Brotherhood, the narrator allows himself to be drawn into the violence and chaos of the Harlem riot and participates in the burning of a Harlem tenement. To escape his assailants, he leaps into a manhole, which lands him in his underground hideout. For the next several days the sick and delusional narrator suffers horrific nightmares in which he is captured and castrated by a group of men led by Brother Jack.
Finally able to let go of his painful past— symbolized by the various items in his briefcase—the narrator discovers that writing down his experiences enables him to release his hatred and rediscover his love of life.
List of Characters Invisible Man features a long and complex cast of colorful characters the narrator meets on his quest for meaning and identity who function on both a literal and symbolic level. Many are simply ordinary, everyday people living ordinary, everyday lives. Because their significance depends solely on how the narrator chooses to see them, none can be clearly designated as major or minor characters.
The school superintendent The nameless white man who invites the narrator to give his high school graduation speech at the smoker, where he acts as master of ceremonies. Tatlock The largest of the ten black boys forced to participate in the battle royal.
Tatlock and the narrator are final contestants in the bloody boxing match, which results in a temporary deadlock. Norton A white Northern liberal and multi-millionaire who provides financial support for Dr.
Norton is a covert racist who hides his true feelings behind a mask of philanthropy. Although he does not appear in the novel, the Founder like the grandfather exerts a powerful influence on the narrator. Bledsoe is the president of the black college established by the Founder.
Bledsoe destroys the dream to promote his own selfish interests. Broadnax, like Mr. Norton, is a racist who hides behind a mask of philanthropy.
The vet One of the shellshocked veterans at the Golden Day tavern. Because of his candid speech, his brutal honesty, and his refusal to act subservient toward whites, he is considered dangerous and hastily transferred to St. The veterans hate him because he represents the white power structure. Big Halley The bartender at the Golden Day. Although Supercargo is officially charged with keeping order at the Golden Day, it is Big Halley who ultimately maintains control. He has his finger on the pulse of the black community.
Burnside and Sylvester Veterans at the Golden Day. Burnside is a former doctor. Sylvester leads the vicious attack on Supercargo. Edna harbors sexual fantasies about white men and playfully propositions Mr. Crenshaw The attendant who accompanies the vet to St. The North Harlem and Manhattan, New York Ras the Exhorter later Ras the Destroyer Modeled after renowned black leader Marcus Garvey, Ras is a powerful orator and black nationalist leader who believes that integration with whites is impossible.
He is violently opposed to the Brotherhood. Young Mr. Emerson Mr. Because he himself is alienated from society, young Emerson empathizes with the narrator and shows him the contents of Dr. He also tells him about the job opening at the Liberty Paint Factory.
MacDuffy Personnel manager at the Liberty Paint Factory who hires the narrator as one of several blacks chosen to replace white union workers out on strike. Terrified of losing his job, Brockway causes the explosion that lands the narrator in the factory hospital. Like Dr.
Mary Rambo The kindly, black Southern woman who cares for the narrator after his release from the factory hospital. Although she lives in Harlem, Mary refused to let the corruption of the big city destroy her spirit. Sister and Brother Provo The elderly couple evicted from their Harlem apartment. Brother Jack Leader of the Brotherhood, a powerful political organization that professes to defend the rights of the poor.
Noted for his commitment to black youth, his idealism, and his Afro-Anglo-Saxon features, Brother Clifton is killed by a white policeman who arrests him for selling Sambo dolls on a Harlem street corner. Du Bois, W. The Souls of Black Folk. Brent Hayes Edwards. Ellison, Ralph. Shadow and Act.
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A Casebook Edited by Carol J. There was also a problem of language, and even dialogue, which, with its hard-boiled stance and its monosyllabic utterance, is one of the shining achievements of twentieth-century American writing. Realizing that he has no choice but to speak to Mary, he goes into the kitchen and tries to give her a hundred-dollar bill, which she at first refuses to accept.
Fact is, they got so they stayed out of his way. Cuss Interviews the Stranger The stranger works diligently in his room until the end of April with only occasional skirmishes with Mrs.
He uses force to get people to help him and goes from bad to worse in his attempts to replenish his research materials for experiments in reversing the process that rendered him invisible. He had been a medical student, but had dropped medicine and taken up physics.
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