27. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Janet · Tags:

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 572 pages, read by Janet, on 02/23/2013

Invisible ManThis is the story of a young black man who, as a child, started living his life in humility as his dying grandfather stressed was necessary, but was a rebel inside.  He won a scholarship to the state college for Negroes and enjoyed his first three years there.  However, he was tricked into going to Harlem for a job the next summer and found out after many adventures that it was to get him out of the school.  There he learned a different life and had to protect himself from almost everyone.  His rebel inside, though, caused him to become a spokesman for those with so many problems.  He learned the importance of diversity as a major issue of life and how it helped him be an invisible man in a large world.

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