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“Where Do We Go From Here!”: The Dilemma of Black Americans in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: Analytical Perspectives

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.7, No. 6)

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Page : 209-216

Keywords : Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man; Black Americans; White Americans; the narrator's identity;

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Invisible Man is an American novel that is written by Ralph Ellison which is used as an example of how African Americans have lost their identity in the United States and how they may regain it. According to the text, the pain and struggle of black people to build their own identity may be traced back to white people's perceptions of racial discrimination and the flaws of black people. It tells the story of the protagonist's search for solutions to transcend his pain and build a sense of self-identity. Rather of just complying to society's predetermined obligations, the narrator attempts to develop himself as a complicated person

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