Brother Jack demands that the narrator renounce his past, focus on the collective, and use abstract jargon and ideology in his speeches. The narrator says that his invisibility can serve both as an advantage and as a constant aggravation. Indeed, it is the freedom the narrator derives from his anonymity that enables him to tell his story. Mary Rambo: Mary is a caring black woman who takes the narrator in when he has nowhere to stay and is a mother figure throughout the whole section. The narrator realizes that he has been a tool of the Brotherhood. His motto is to act servile and submissive in front of the white, but is actually a man who belong to nobody.
Norton asks the narrator to stop the car so he can talk with Jim Trueblood, the infamous black man who had gained sympathy from whites, but enmity from blacks because he got his daughter pregnant. While other characters use their clothes to mark their position in the relation of the racial dynamic, the Invisible Man refuses these markers. Norton can only act alarmed and confused. Ras the Exhorter thinks that blacks should rise up and take their freedom by destroying whites. Through the course of the novel, however, the hypocrisy of each character and group is laid bare. Through the course of the novel, the narrator has shown the reader the depths of his rage as well as the soaring moments of hope towards peace and freedom. By doing so, he crosses not just the barrier between those two identities but the one between races as well, using the craft of storytelling to speak to an audience regardless of race.
He later resurfaces in the narrator's thoughts as he comes to symbolize blind, brutal strength. It is as though other people are sleepwalkers moving through a dream in which he doesn't appear. Bledsoe is also a man who would take any measure to gain what he wanted. This idea acts as another piece of the puzzle the narrator is slowly piecing together in his mind. The act of storytelling itself, which expresses both his hatred and his love, reflects both the Ras and the Rinehart but also rejects them. Accordingly, in the Epilogue the narrator decides to emerge from his hibernation, resolved to face society and make a visible difference. It is unbelievable how naive the narrator really is.
Clifton strangely disappears from the Brotherhood while the narrator is away from Harlem. During the ride, he predicts the open yet innately hidden life the narrator will continue to lead in New York. He offers hope and courage to many. He is narcissistic man who has not seen the reality of the African American life. The narrator finds this method irrational and annoying because Ras is able to gather up people better than the Brotherhood. Ras The Exhorter : A passionate black nationalist who opposes the Brotherhood. The narrator relates an incident in which he accidentally bumped into a tall, blond man in the dark.
Ras the Exhorter - A stout, flamboyant, charismatic, angry man with a flair for public agitation. He is something different for everyone he meets; he is a friend, a lover, a bookie, and even a preacher. But to the white community, Trueblood is interesting and in return, gained more attention and charity than he did before. Jarenski uses the encounters of the narrator with white women as well as his sexualized encounters with white men to demonstrate his descent into abjection 86. Little did he know, or even thought about it, that the letters were not of recommendation, but of rejection. Brother Tarp Older but very dedicated to the Harlem chapter of the Brotherhood, Tarp is quickly liked and trusted by the narrator.
Upon arriving in New York, the narrator enters the world of the Liberty Paints plant, which achieves financial success by subverting blackness in the service of a brighter white. Grandfather The character who most fills the narrator's thoughts and fuels his fears throughout the novel is his dead grandfather. Without his name, the narrator is becoming even more invisible. Bledsoe, as well as the Brotherhood, may seem to be opposites of Rinehart. Shedding his blindness, he struggles to arrive at a conception of his identity that honors his complexity as an individual without sacrificing social responsibility.
As the Destroyer on this night, he orders for the narrator to be hanged. Mary Rambo and Rinehart - Characters, The Invisible Man by H. Right from the beginning, before joining the Brotherhood, the narrator has the opportunity to see its true perspective — it does not care about the individual, but only about the group as a whole. These men consider treacherous anyone who attempts to act outside their formulae of blackness. Supercargo A giant black man, he is the attendant supervising the mental patients present at the Golden Day. Though the narrator does what he deems proper, Dr. Ultimately, however, the narrator finds that such prescriptions only counter stereotype with stereotype and replace one limiting role with another.
Bledsoe, the college president, excoriates the narrator for showing Mr. In primitive response, the narrator throws a spear at him which cleaves through his jaw. The narrator continues his arguably successful path in college until a point toward the end of his junior year. Scofield The member of Dupre's group who helps the narrator when he is nearly shot in the riot, he is the narrator's closest connection to the looting men. Ras believes in returning to his roots as a black man and has a hatred for the white man. But as blacks who seek to restrict and choreograph the behavior of the black American community as a whole, it is men like these who most profoundly betray their people. Read an Rinehart - A surreal figure who never appears in the book except by reputation.