Invisible Man Characters

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The Reverend Homer A. Barbee

A blind preacher from Chicago of substantial rhetorical skill who gives the Founder's Day speech at the college.

Dr. A. Herbert Bledsoe

Dr. Bledsoe is the president of the college attended by the invisible man. Called "Old Buckethead" by the students, he is a shrewd survivor who has spent his career humoring the white trustees ill the hopes of retaining ills position. A person of considerable affectation, he can manage even ill striped trousers and a swallow-tail coat topped by an ascot tie to make himself look humble. He is aghast when the invisible man tells him that he took Mr. Norton to see Jim Trueblood because that's what the trustee wanted to do: "My God, boy! You're black and living in the South—did you forget how to he?" His recipe for success is to attain power and influence by making the...

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