Invisible Man essay.doc - ESSAY Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison DUE Monday October 29th 1 Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by

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ESSAY: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison DUE – Monday, October 29 th 1. Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by using characters who are alienated from that culture or society because of gender, race, class, or creed. Consider the narrator in Invisible Man and show how that character’s alienation reveals the surrounding society’s assumption and moral values. OR 2. In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess “that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.” In Invisible Man , identify a character that conforms outwardly while questioning inwardly. Then write an essay in which you analyze how this tension between outward conformity and inward questioning contributes to the meaning of the work. Avoid mere plot summary OR 3. Critic Roland Barthes has said, “Literature is the question minus the answer.” With Invisible Man ,

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