Mrs. A. Romao
1 March 2019
Invisible Man Text to World Connection
The theme and storyline found in Invisible Man has a strong text to world connection to
the American Civil Rights Movement. Selective quotes from the novel directly support the views
and ideology black people faced during the mid twentieth century. At the beginning of the book
the narrator states, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me” (Ellison,
3). He explains that as a member in society, his community doesn’t acknowledge that he exists as
a person. This is most likely due to the fact that he is African American and living in a current
white-ruled America. During the time period of the Civil Rights Movement, black Americans
were struggling to be accepted as equals. Many wanted to believe that black people did not exist
in society, that they were beneath them. The idea that they are separate,yet give a false sense of
equality, was emenated by the integration of the Jim Crow Laws in the South. This created an
idea that in the North, people were not as harsh and more accepting towards people of colour.
The Liberty Paint Plant serves a...