Invisible man Essay

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Invisible Man Essay Throughout Invisible man the title of an invisible man comes back to illustrate the invisibility of the narrator and it highlights his blindness and his consequences for it. There are many times that the narrator perceives himself in one role but the rest of society perceives him in a completely different view.

When the narrator first went to the college he had been given the scholarship to he went in with the mindset of earning a degree and earning his place in society as with Booker T. Washington’s philosophy and with the philosophy of the college’s founder. Throughout this time period, the narrator tends to perceive himself as a student with outmost respect and didn’t see through the real intentions of people. When Dr. Bledsoe was writing the recommendation letters the narrator says that he wouldn’t even think of opening the letters (Emerson 149). This innocence illustrates the view point of the narrator with his belief in the good in people and his blindness to the truth. This event shows the blindness of the narrator and not seeing the real intentions of Dr. Bledsoe, the president of the college. Dr. Bledsoe is seen having his own intentions even saying that he was still the King down at the college (Emerson 142). This situation begins to introduce the blind eyes of the narrator and how he doesn’t see the true intentions of Dr. Bledsoe which is hid behind the invisibility of the whole scenario. In this situation one would assume that since Dr. Bledsoe was also African American he would endorse the advancement of the African American race but instead Dr. Bledsoe ignore the stereotypes and looks for his own good. As the narrator continues his journey and during his stay at Mary’s home and after his speech he gets a job offer from a political organization for his speaking ability. The narrator bluntly ignores the other facts but instead uses his blind eyes and thinks about getting a job just to pay Mary back and thinks about the money (Emerson 298). When he accepts the job he begins to speak on