Invisible Man - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

The narrator is excited to attend his first lecture on the Woman Question and is very confident that everything is set up for it to be successful. However, the presence of a certain white woman asking ideological questions is the narrator's focus. The woman asking questions is described as being very womanly, fertile, and attractive. The narrator goes to the woman's richly decorated apartment to discuss ideologies and finds that the woman's husband, Hubert, is away.

The woman is clearly trying to seduce the narrator, and at one point, she describes the narrator's voice as primitive. The narrator tries to explain that his supported by science as well. As the discussion continues, the narrator wonders if this woman is a trap set up by the Brotherhood, and knows that he should leave. The narrator describes feeling trapped between biology and his ideology, and eventually he sleeps with...

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