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Invisible Man - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The chapter opens with a description of the sound of vespers and the chapel. The narrator says the mood is of judgment and describes the moon as a white man's bloodshot eye. The imagery in the opening is dark with words like bloody, crucifixion, doom like, and torturous. The narrator describes the students entering the chapel with love in the sense of the way the defeated come to love their conquerors. He also describes the preaching here as being logical and different from the wild emotion from the preachers most of the students know at home. The narrator describes the millionaires as the flesh and the blood who carry out the virtues.

The narrator says that he has given speeches from the stage in this chapel. The plot changes into a reverie of some sort in which the narrator describes a speech with no words just counterfeit...

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