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Invisible Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

The narrator has reached his small room. He becomes homesick when he notices a Gideon bible on a table, but he quickly turns his mind to planning his next day. At one point, his feelings of resentment for his predicament return, but he brushes these feelings aside and thinks about the important men he will meet. The narrator imagines himself as being charming and learning how to speak in the North.

The next day, the narrator describes walking in the rushed crowd wonders why some black men walk with pouches strapped to their wrists. These pouches remind the narrator of shackles. The narrator finally arrives at the office of Mr. Bates, but decides to wait before entering and looks out the window for a while. Finally, the narrator enters the office where a secretary greets him nicely and brings the narrator's letter in to Mr. Bates. The...

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