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Ralph Ellison appropriately opens up the prologue by proclaiming himself to be invisible He clarifies his imperceptible being to be unlike a ghost yet similar to man taking into account the second line that states I am a man of substance of flesh and bones of fiber and liquids I might even be said to possess a mind I believe this line to divulge significant details about his identity Furthermore his invisibility to due to others not appreciating him or even noticing him Ellison is playing the role a person or persons in society that are neglected or treated unfairly in some fashion Evidently he is invisible so no one can see him or at least the majority of people which asserts him as a dissenting voice He differs from everyone around him It angers him that no one will acknowledge him The invisible man recalls an incident where he encountered a tall blonde man who proceeded to insult him So the invisible man grabbed and demanded an apology but the blonde man refused to do so The invisible man beat him still demanding an apology and just before slitting his throat with a knife he stopped and realized that the blonde man could not see him The invisible man also tells the reader about his secret underground home where he listens to Louis Armstrong who he says is also invisible While listening to the music he pictures a scene in a church where a black woman is preaching about her master her promised to free her sons but he never did So from the narrative one can deduce that the invisible man is an African-American man that is victim of neglect and ill treatment from whites Write one page about how this text dissents and what it dissentsfrom Im more interested in readingwhat you think this text does
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