Book Notes Chapter 16 Notes from Invisible Man

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Invisible Man Chapter 16

At the rally that night the narrator is the last to speak and through his fear he is inspired by the energy of the crowd. Words flow out of his mouth and the crowd loves him. He gets them all riled up, but when he and the other speakers leave the arena he learns that most of the other speakers disapproved of his speech because it appealed to emotion rather than intellect. They explain to him that intellectual is their style. Brother Jack disagrees with them, but he makes plans to have Brother Hambro train the narrator for the next few months.

The narrator is proud of his speech and the crowd's reaction to it, but he begins to question something he said in his own speech about becoming more human. He agrees to study with Hambro so that he can pursue his own ideas when he's done with his Communist training.

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