Invisible Man - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The narrator arrives at the factory Liberty Paints and faces a sign that reads "Keep America Pure with Liberty Paints." The narrator obtains work easily enough, is escorted to where he will begin and told about trouble with management hiring black college men to replace union workers. The narrator is going to work for a mean, gruff Mr. Kimbro. The narrator's job is to drop a liquid into 'Optic White' paint cans and then paint a sample. The narrator learns that this white is used by the government and this specific batch is to be used on a national monument. The dropper liquid runs out, and the narrator is told to refill it; however, he is unsure of which tank to use. The narrator guesses which tank to use and notices the paint is becoming gray and goo-like. Mr. Kimbro comes to check on the...

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