invisible man 285 lecture outline

Invisible man 285 - Lecture Outline for Invisible Man I Earlier texts that view humans as extensions of factory machines II What Ellison adds in

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Lecture Outline for Invisible Man I. Earlier texts that view humans as extensions of factory machines. II. What Ellison adds in Invisible Man is specifically the symbol of humans caught up in machines as a metaphor for the systematic “machinery” of racism. III. The book’s title suggests a B-horror movie. But the narrator’s point is that what he actually experiences is far scarier than any made-up monster movie. IV. We have a hero who is mechanized and dehumanized here until he forgets his own name. V. In a novel about social visibility and invisibility, it’s no coincidence that the dehumanizing factory is a paint factory. VI. Analysis of the paint factory’s slogans. VII. The myth of a “pure” whiteness. VIII. Relations between white and black workers at the factory in IM . The factory as a site of prejudice, hatred, mistrust. IX. The symbolism of the Invisible Man’s mistake with Kimbro’s paints. X. The Invisible Man’s outcast status at the factory.
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Invisible man 285 - Lecture Outline for Invisible Man I Earlier texts that view humans as extensions of factory machines II What Ellison adds in

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