Invisible Man Essay, Research Paper
1. In the Emerson’s paint factory, the narrator first gets a job adding dope to bad paint and then is sent to
work down in the basement of a building, where the oils for the paint are produced. The then gets into a
fight with his foreman, and neglects his job of watching pressure gauges. His neglecting causes an
explosion at Emerson’s Paint factory and he is injured in the blast, and has to be taken to the hospital.
2. Brother Jack was the leader of the Brother hood. He was the one who sought out the narrator to become
part of the Brotherhood. Tod Clifton was the youth leader of the Brotherhood. Tod was black and a
handsum man, who lead the youth section of the Brotherhood, but in the end he betrayed the Brotherhood.
Ras the Exhorter was a man against the Brotherhood. He wanted black versus white hate and was opposed
to all the Brotherhood was up to. Sybil was a women in the Brotherhood, who was married. The narrator
wanted to suduce her to find out what she knew, but she turned out to know nothing at all.
3. The symbolic significance of Mary’s cast-iron coin bank is of what black people stand for to white
people. The coin bank made the narrator angry, because it was symbolic of blacks, being slaves to white
people, and how some white people though of black people as entertainment, and were not actually people
but where just animals.
4. I believe that the narrator was unnamed for two reasons. One being that most of the novel was a flash
back to things that had happened and he was explaining about himself, and we didn’t need to know his
name since we knew so much about him. Secondly because of the title of the book Invisible being
mysterious, and to follow that the author decided not to tell the readers the narrators name to follow the
mystery of the title.
5. The Brotherhood was an organization of people who believed in total unity of all of the races. Their
purpose was to organize together as brothers and make every one of all nationalities and colors be in peace
with each other, to respect every race as friends, as brothers.