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Rhetorical Devices in Invisible Man

Summary: Men and women living in society often must choose between the dictates of their conscience and what is expected of them as members of a community. The author of The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison dramatizes this conflict by using rhetorical devices. His meticulous placement of repetition, parallelism, and racial setting dramatizes the struggle of the narrator and other African Americans to choose between the dictates of their conscience and what is expected of them from white society.
Men and women living in society often must choose between the dictates of their conscience and what is expected of them as members of a community. This conflict is central throughout Ralph Ellison's novel, The Invisible Man. Throughout the novel, the white society desires the narrator to act in a certain way, sometimes against the wishes of the narrator's conscience. Ellison dramatizes this struggle by employing various types of rhetorical devices such as repetition, parallelism and a racist setting and placing them meticulously throughout the novel.

During the beginning of the novel, the narrator is invited to participate in a Battle Royal. The narrator is ignorant of the rules and his part of the event until the white men controlling the event blind fold the narrator and place him in a ring with several other fighters. The white spectators want entertainment at the expense of...

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