Paper 3 - Peacock1 Marley Peacock Prof. Mekler October 31,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Peacock1 Marley Peacock Prof. Mekler October 31, 2007 “Cowards from the Colleges” to Ellison’s Invisible Man In both Ellison’s Invisible Man and Langston Hughes’s essay about his black campus tours, there is a very obvious distinction between the social statuses of blacks and whites. It is shown through the actions of the whites, the reactions of the blacks and the institutions that allow for such discrimination to continue. In Hughes’s essay, he explains how a number of black institutions in the America were nearly stunting of the advancement of African-Americans. In Invisible Man , the narrator takes the responsibility of driving around to one of the white millionaire founders of his college. The school’s president expected him to only obey and be subservient. The treatment of the guests, the views and ideas about whites in the community, and the views about black in society, are the characteristic links between the colleges Hughes spoke of in his “Cowards from the Colleges” and Ellison’s Invisible Man. In both readings, the treatment of their respective guests at the colleges was impeccable and top notch. Hughes spoke of tremendous hospitality as he traveled on his
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Paper 3 - Peacock1 Marley Peacock Prof. Mekler October 31,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online