Invisible Man - Study Guide Prologue Summary & Analysis

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The novel opens with an unnamed narrator saying, "I am an invisible man." The narrator goes on to say that he is not a ghost, but he is invisible because people refuse to see him with their inner eyes. The narrator explains that he is not complaining and that sometimes it is to his advantage to be invisible. However, the narrator sometimes doubts his own existence. The man describes an incident when a tall blond man bumps into him, and the narrator insists that he apologize to him. When the man does not, the narrator beats him and nearly stabs him. Later, the narrator sees the blond man in the newspaper claiming he had been mugged.

The narrator says he usually walks softly and does not try to wake the sleeping ones. He says he is carrying on a fight with Monopolated Light & Power...

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