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Invisible Man Prompt Response In the Invisible Man the role of minor characters greatly impacts the story Dr Bledsoe is introduced in the beginning of the novel and is the one responsible for narrators trip to New York The vet comes in during the scene at the Golden Day and acts much like a prophet to IMs life Rinehart is the epitome of invisibility which plays a role in the narrators thoughts on life Ellison uses his minor characters well and they deeply influence how IM acts in certain situations When the narrator is in college he believes he is on his way to success This belief is derailed when IM makes an insignificant mistake and Dr Bledsoe the school president strictly punishes him Bledsoe expels IM from the university and sends him to New York to find work Bledsoe tells the narrator to makes some money up north to return to school knowing he will never see the narrator again As a courtesy Bledsoe gives IM some recommendation letters to help him find work but the narrator doesnt suspect that Bledsoe has sabotaged the letters All of the recommendations speak poorly of the narrator As a result IM becomes filled with anger towards Bledsoe and cynicism towards the world IM hopes to get back to the university to teach Bledsoe a lesson The old vet the narrator meets at a bar has a great effect on the narrators life The vet tells IM his beliefs about the world One of these beliefs is that IM is basically a tool for the white man The vet says He IM believes in that great false wisdom taught slaves and pragmatists alike that white is right I can tell you Mr Norton his destiny Hell do your bidding and for that his blindness is his chief asset At this point in the story the narrator doesnt understand what this crazy man is talking about and
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