The goal of every person is to find their place in society. The journey itself is
a hard one, but sometimes unforeseen obstacles make this journey nearly
impossible. The book, The Invisible Man, takes us along the journey with a
man that has no name. You may think that it is odd not to give the main
character of a book a name, but if you think about it, what purpose does a name
serve? Isn't is said that a man's actions speak louder than his words? In this
story, the man's actions go hand in hand with his words, to make him desired
by some, feared and hated by others.
The journey begins with the man fighting for his very education. Earning a
scholarship meant to physically destroy the competition. It showed that to get
an education he had to act the exact opposite of an educated man. He had to
rely upon his own primitive brutality to insure his education.
He was then
mocked by having to recite a speech he was to memorize, which showed the
total disrespect the people who were giving the scholarship had for the future
After getting into school, a simple job turned into an unforeseen disaster that
would change his life forever. He was to chauffeur Mr. Norton, a founder of
the college he attended. Mr. Norton was a well educated but very ignorant
man. He felt that the college was doing all of the good that could be done. He
had no idea of the evils that dwelled upon the grounds. Dr. Bledsoe, the head
of the college, had arranged for Mr. Norton to go for a tour of the grounds, but
didn't expect for him to see "everything" at the college. Mr. Norton asked to
see some of the...