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Finding a True Identity in a Racist Society in "Invisible Man"

Summary: In "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, the main character's black identity is his hinderance in a predominantly white society. He realizes that attempts to overcome racism and prejudice are largely useless.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is an epic tale of a man trying to find his true identity amidst a world filled with stereotypes and racism. The main character and narrator is a black man who remains nameless throughout the entire novel. He is an "invisible man." Not in a physical state, but particularly through the eyes of white society.

The main characters in Invisible Man all add depth to the story and more deeply show the narrator's psychological growth. The narrator is naive to society's nature for much of the novel. He sees the good in people even when there is sufficient evidence to think otherwise. His innocence causes him to misunderstand a few things early on in the story. Ellison relies upon heavy irony and the reader's common sense to look past some of the narrator's false...

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