Bledsoe, thinks that blacks can best achieve success by working industriously and adopting the manners and speech of whites. Through a labyrinth of corruption and deceit the narrator undergoes events that manage to enrich his experience and further contribute in his search for himself.
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Washington, who believed that Black Americans could achieve progress by working within the channels already afforded to them and proving acceptability to White society through diligence and hard work, versus those of W.
Because of this, young people are continually renegotiating the self. For a novel that's all about him, he sure hides a lot from his readers.
Ultimately, the narrator is forced to retreat to his hole, siphoning off the light from the white-owned power company, itself a symbol of an underground resistance that may go unacknowledged for a long time. The White elites of the novel favor the ideology of Washington over Du Bois, thus holding up their ideal of the identity the Invisible Man should aspire to.
The society is blind to the behavior and characteristics of the narrator. During this selection the Invisible Man has been invited to share his graduation speech with a group of important White officials from his hometown.
Du Bois, who asserted the opposite—that in order to defeat racism, Black Americans needed to seek their own political power.
In the final scenes of the novel, identity is revisited again. The Danger of Fighting Stereotype with Stereotype The narrator is not the only African American in the book to have felt the limitations of racist stereotyping.
The espousers of these theories believe that anyone who acts contrary to their prescriptions effectively betrays the race.