Invisible Man - Study Guide Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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The narrator speaks directly to the reader about being an invisible man in a hole, which he has accepted. The narrator does not know if being in the hole puts him behind others or before them. The narrator wants to be honest, but realizes that being invisible makes this difficult, and says that he was never been more hated than when he tried to be honest. In addition, he realizes that he was never more loved than when he affirmed other people's beliefs. The narrator understands that his problem was always going in other people's directions and never his own. As a result, the narrator has taken to his hibernation.

The narrator comments that he is still plagued by his grandfather's advice, and wonders if his grandfather had meant to affirm the principle of the country and not the men. Next, the narrator wonders if his grandfather...

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