Blindness is a very interesting and important theme to Ellison’s Invisible Man. Oftentimes throughout the novel the Narrator is blinded and is unable to see the events, which are happening to him. The Narrator is a black man who thinks of himself as invisible to the rest of the world. Many times the Narrator is given hints and clues on how to better himself, but his own blindness prevents him from being a visible
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becoming visible, he gets blinded and goes back to where he started. This reoccurring blindness is what continues to puzzle and frustrate him so much. It is not until he was able to accept his past experiences and learn from them that he became able to see what was going on. This allowed him to accept his invisibility to the rest of the world.
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.
New York: Vintage International 1995