One of the first instances of intertwining fates is at the beginning of the novel when the narrator is a junior in college. His temporary identity in this case is that of a southern college student. T...
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... his leadership for a change, which makes his fate intertwined with theirs. Their own fates are based on the outcome of his speeches. In the case of women the narrator becomes intimate with; he submits to their desires and succumbs to their ideas of him. The narrator’s fate in the novel is always dependent on the actions or ideas of others.
At the end of the novel, the narrator has finally recognized his own invisibility; therefore finally able to redesign himself completely into a person able make a change in society. His experiences will aid him in his fight for power and acceptance in society. The narrator’s previous choices had been those of people around him urging him to define himself based on their standards. By rising above the assigned definitions of himself, the narrator is able to gain a new insight and new persona on and ultimately recreate his fate.
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