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Invisible Man The Narrator In Ralph Ellisons novel Invisible Man the main character goes through many situations trying to discover himself The main character the narrator thinks that he is a very important person He thinks that his ideas will put an end to all the racial stereotypes in the world The narrator does not realize that he is virtually nonexistent to everyone The narrator goes through three states of sociality invisible translucent and visible At first the narrator thinks of himself as being visible however he is actually totally invisible to everyone he meets Hardly anything he does is accepted by the whites He thinks people want to listen to him and that they look up to his views He is notably nave and even admits to it He forms and idea of what he wants to be when he is expelled from college That was when he realized he was not very important to anyone During the middle of the novel the narrators visibility fluctuates this symbolizes a change He is slowly realizing that he is really invisible to everyone When the narrator was speaking with Mr Emerson about a job Mr Emerson said I happen to know of a possible job at Liberty Paints My father has sent several fellows thereYou should try-- and the narrators reply was a shut door This shows that the narrator knows he is not entirely visible or important to everyone He had then realized that he is just a player in a game In the end of the novel the narrator sees that he is visible only to certain people Nobody cares what he does as long as he does what is expected Towards the end of the novel the narrator shows that he understands his status with the white people when he refuses to consent to sexual intercourse with a white woman The narrator actually does find himself In the prologue he
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