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In Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man there are numerous characters who are totally disillusioned for the entirety of the plot The main character and the people that he takes advice from have narrow and troubling views of the world and this leads to many difficult situations Ironically the characters who have the most clear views of the world around them are those who are looked down upon by society The vet the blueprint man and Trueblood illustrate the point that the price one pays for knowing and telling the truth at this time is removal from society In chapter three we see Mr Norton and the Invisible Man arrive at the Golden Day bar to get a drink The events inside are too much for Norton and he passes out and is taken upstairs In a wild setting as this the last thing the reader is expecting is for someone to step out of the crowd and help this affluent white man Ellison shows us the crowd through the eyes of Norton and this clearly is going to negative He is in a seemingly all-black bar in the south with all these crazy people who do not know anything about the world around them The irony here is that Norton is the only person in the building who doesnt see the reality and thus he cannot endure the situation for any longer After being taken upstairs a man referred to as the vet emerges and controls the situation A startled Norton is revived by the vet and immediately seems shocked by this make-shift doctor Your diagnosis is exactly that of my specialist Mr Norton said and I went to several How did you know 90 Norton is shocked as the vet goes on to explain his low position on lifes social mountain he is an inmate of a semi-madhouse yet he possesses the knowledge of the best medical practitioners in the country Norton is quickly fascinated
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