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In our society man is often idolized and publicly accepted for his strengths and accomplishments while ridiculed for his misfortunes and failures A single individual can go into hiding thus concealing his most personal thoughts and desires in invisibility from fear of acceptance In Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man a young black boy must look within himself in his experiences on the road to maturing learning self-acceptance and rejecting that which threatens his quest for manhood Mr Ellison portrays a significant kind of independence in his writing He adopted a tone throughout the novel to express the problems as a Negro minority He did so successfully by not adopting a minority tone In doing so Ellison was able to capture his audiences of any ethnic decent Negro Harlem was at one point primitive yet sophisticated in nature In the beginning chapter of Invisible Man Ellison accurately portrays this culture by exhibiting the extremes of instinct and civilization as few other American communities do He does so without dwelling upon the Negro culture yet rather the culture of man in its entirety a universal matter which is very little understood It is thought that Negroes and other minorities are inevitably tempted by rage and anger in dealing with the status battle In attempt to suppress these malicious notions man must learn self-acceptance in order to find personal status within himself and society In this respect most Americans do keep to themselves and thus adequately portray Ellisons Invisible Man Language throughout the novel is descriptive and plausible Ellison chooses his words carefully in order to depict the experiences of its characters which it explores His ear for Negro speech is magnificent realistically depicting a share-cropper calmly describing how he seduced his own daughter a Harlem street-vender spinning jive a West Indian woman inciting her men to resist an eviction The rhythm of the prose is harsh and tensed like a beat of a distinct
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