Invisible Man or Mystery Man? For most of the book, the identity of the Invisible Man is completely unknown to us. He starts off in Iping simply as "the stranger," is revealed in Chapter 7 as the Invisible Man, and only in Chapter 17 do we learn his real name: Griffin. (He never gets a first name.) But identity in The Invisible Man isn't just about people's names; it's also about their occupations, their personalities, and the role they play in their communities. So is there really any stable identity in this book? That is, if you take a scientific genius from a large city and put him in a small town, will he act the same way?
In The Invisible Man, the narrator shows us characters' identities both through their actions, as part of a community, and through their thoughts, as isolated individuals.
Identity may be hidden in The Invisible Man, but it does not change.