Memoirs Of An Invisible Man Essay, Research Paper
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
After being caught in a freak industrial accident in New Jersey, Nicholas Haloway decides to try to survive after the accident rendered him absolutely invisible. Soon he learns that no one must know of his invisibilty. Soon afterwards, the army starts searching for him because they feel that his invisibility would be extremely useful in Intillegence missions.
Headed by David Jenkens, the project soon invades his apartment, forcing him to leave and find a new place in the city to stay. When he decides to stay at his club, he establishes a daily routine where he accomplishes the task of finding food and sustaining himself in the club. Every day that passes, Nick begins to feel that the government is closer, a few weeks later, David Jenkins shows up at his club and starts to install special doors that would prevent his escape. Nick is now faced with a difficult situation, he has to leave the club, but he also has to leave what has become almost like a home for him.
As he finds another club to settle in, Jenkens shows up and begins to raid that club as well. Now Nick is convinced that Jenkens is going to capture him unless he finds a more valid hiding place. Soon Nick begins to search out empty apartments in Manhattan, but finds that Jenkens has once again started to raid empty apartments.
Nick knows that for his survival, he needs to find a way to keep him financially healthy and have a permanent home that would be almost impossible for Jenkens to trace. Upon arrival at an empty apartment, Nick notices the name on one of the Envelopes, Johnothan R, Crosby. Nick also finds out that the Crosbys live in another country most of the time and their apartment would suit him fine for the temporary time being. First, to prevent Jenkens from finding him, he follow one of Jenken s men to the office where the headquaters of the investigation are housed, he then burn up most of the papers in the office so that the investigation would lose every thing that they had found.
After knowing that it would be difficult for Jenkens to locate him now, he settles down and creates a stock porfolio with a broker. Knowing that it would be almost impossible to for him to guarentee that he would make enough money on the stock market, he devises a plan to secretly spy on people and find secrets of certain markets and places money on the winning stocks. He is soon earning a great deal of money.
Meanwhile, after an incident at central park involving Jenkens, Halloway starts considering that it might be better for him if he moved away form New York City. Suddenly he realizes that is what Jenkens is expecting him to do after a threatening phone call from Jenkins saying that if he moved to either Philidelphia or Boston, he would almost certainly be caught there because Jenkens has men already placed in both cities and it would almost be impossible for him to survive out of the city because he releyed on city activity to keep himself hidden. It seems that if he moved out to another city, he would almost certainly be caught since he does not know any other city besides New York and Boston since he spent his college years there.
Soon he earns enough money to purchase a house and buys one. Soon after, he begins to seceretly attend parties. At one party, he meets a woman name Alice, he is infatuated with her and decides to touch her. Alice is shocked at this touch that seemed to have come out of thin air. Nick introduces himself to Alice as a ghost and they fall in love. Knowing that it would be a huge risk if he stayed in Alice s apartment, he does and moves permanently in with her.
After several weeks, he is awaken at night after a loud crashing sound and gas that seems to knock Alice out. Jenken s men kidnap Alice and Halloway narrowly escapes.
Jenkens demands that he turn himself in for the return of Alice. He is driven mad with rage and finnaly devises a plan that would certainly destroy Jenkens.
He calls one of his friends who was a reporter for the Times, he explains to her that there is a crazy man named Jenkens who is obbsessed for finding an invisible man, he is so obsessed that he is pouring millions of government dollors away for the search of a non existent invisible man, he has also created riots in clubs, broken into houses, destroyed property, and kidnapped an inocent woman in his search. Soon the New York Times is following the story closely and Jenkens is threatened. Nick calls Jenkens to tell him if he does not give Alice back, he will give the media more leads and will ruin Jenken s life. Jenkens give Alice back.
Nick and Alice gets married and live happily ever after.