Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the main character repeatedly falls to the stereotypes defined by the white society for black men. He finds himself getting seduced and sleeping with white women, fighting with violence, and attempting to appease the white man ignorantly like the sambo. Is it the fate of the black man that governs him to fall to these stereotypes? No. And he proves that at the end when he takes on the invisibility and burns his past in stereotypes.