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Invisible Man Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Invisible Man

Invisible Man is a social commentary on the racism that occurs in the rural south and the north in the 1960's as the main character is coming of age. There are vivid descriptions of violence incurred on the protagonist and the antagonist is society at large as well as many of the characters that the main character encounters. There is a strong active sense of the stream of consciousness coming from the main character. The main character is angry at the world for not seeing him as an educated man but as an ignorant man. He goes into detail with the metaphor of being invisible because he is invisible to himself and society at large.
This report prepared by Daniela Lo Presti








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Culture clash?    -   Being oppressed by outside culture Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American South Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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