Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Liberty Paints
Vision and Sight
Sambo Doll
The Battle Royal Briefcase
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rags to Riches
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Epilogue
Characters
Narrator
Narrator Timeline
Dr. Bledsoe
Dr. Bledsoe Timeline
Mr. Norton
Mr. Norton Timeline
Brother Jack
Brother Jack Timeline
Brother Tod Clifton
Brother Tod Clifton Timeline
Ras the Exhorter
Ras the Exhorter Timeline
Sybil
Sybil Timeline
Trueblood
Rev. Barbee
Emerson
Mary Rambo
Rinehart
Brother Hambro
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Ideology
Ideology Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Admiration
Admiration Quotes
Ambition
Ambition Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Superman has Better Superpowers
Superman has Better Superpowers Flashcards
Superman has Better Superpowers True or False
Innocent Man
Innocent Man Flashcards
Innocent Man True or False
Essay
Invisible Man
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Character Circles
The Invisible Reader
Journal of Invisibility
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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