How Does Ralph Ellison Respond To The Invisible Man

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Ralph Ellison was honored with the National Book Award in 1952 with the novel “Invisible Man”. Never in history has a Negro writer have been accepted as just “race” writer. Ellison was born in Oklahoma City originally his intension was to be musician he was into jazz.

Responding to the Invisible man when the speaker first starts of by saying “I am an invisible man”. (Ralph Ellison 160) he was invisible because the white society refused to see him .He was invisible because of his skin color and the failure for others to identify him as an individual. The prologue introduces invisibility and blindness. “When it occurred to me that the man had not seen me actually that he as far as he knew was in the midst of a walking nightmare”. (Ralph Ellison

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