Critique Of "The Invisible Man"



The goal of every person is to find their place in society. The
journey itself is a hard one, but sometimes unforeseen obstacles make this
journey nearly impossible. The book, The Invisible Man, takes us along
the journey with a man that has no name. You may think that it is odd not
to give the main character of a book a name, but if you think about it,
what purpose does a name serve? Isn't is said that a man's actions speak
louder than his words? In this story, the man's actions go hand in hand
with his words, to make him desired by some, feared and hated by others.

The journey begins with the man fighting for his very education.
Earning a scholarship meant to physically ...

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a founder of the college he attended. Mr. Norton was a well
educated but very ignorant man. He felt that the college was doing all of
the good that could be done. He had no idea of the evils that dwelled upon
the grounds. Dr. Bledsoe, the head of the college, had arranged for Mr.
Norton to go for a tour of the grounds, but didn't expect for him to see “
everything” at the college. Mr. Norton asked to see some of the more
unseen areas of the college, so the driver had to oblige him. Their they
met a man with an incestuous past. Mr. Norton was dumb founded, he had no
idea something like this could happen at his college. This just shows the
many evils we come across in our lives that appear like shadows, taking us
by total surprise. The phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind”, seems to hold
great relevance. When you choose to ignore the bad things in life you
become weak, and when they finally do hit you, you may never recover from
the blow.

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when one of the
secretaries shows him the letter. He then gets a job at a factory where
they make paint. There he meets Mr. Brockway his boss, a modern day
dictator. Brockway is king of his domain, the basement, where the work
that no one else wants to do is done. Brockway believes he is a self-made
genius due to the fact he helped build the basement and knows where
everything is. This shows how an ego can be dangerous. Brockway is
willing to kill to keep his position. Even though it may seem like nothing
to everyone else, to him, it is his life. It's his only reason to exist,
and he doesn't want anyone to take it from him. When an accident occurs
he blames it upon his ...

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