Essay on The Importance of Vision in Invisible Man

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The Importance of Vision in Invisible Man Is your life at risk and endangered if you are driving with your eyes off the road? Is it safe to walk down a dark and dangerous alley where you cannot see what is in front of you? Would it be a good idea to walk across the street without looking both ways first? The answer to all these questions are no. Why? Because in all three situations, there is a lack of vision. So, one can conclude that vision is of great importance to the visible world. Nevertheless, vision is also equally important in the invisible world. Because the most important things in our lives are invisible, vision into the invisible world is greatly needed to make life richer. The essentials to life:…show more content…
Bledsoe's real identity. The narrator is blind to the fact that Dr. Bledsoe is not the proper person that his image exerts. On the outside, Dr. Bledsoe appears to be well educated and appropriate. But on the inside, Dr. Bledsoe is truly a hypocritical bastard. While in front of the white donors to the college, Dr. Bledsoe is friendly, amendable, and caring of their needs. However, when these white men's backs are turned, Dr. Bledsoe is uncouth, offensive, and horrid towards them. " The white folk tell everybody what to think-except men like me. I tell them; that's my life, telling white folk how to think about the things I know about" (143). Dr. Bledsoe also tells the narrator "...the only way to please a white man is to tell him a lie!" (139). Dr. Bledsoe creates this persona of a proper man and he puts on a mask to fit the demands of the important white contributors to the college. He is trying to pass off as someone he is not and the narrator is too blind to see this. Furthermore, the narrator is blind to the point where he still does not recognize Dr. Bledsoe's true intentions when he is expelled from the college and sent to New York. The narrator actually believed that Dr. Bledsoe was sending him to New York so he would be able to pay for his next year's tuition. The narrator truly believed that Dr. Bledsoe's letters were actually letters of recommendations. Naïve in his
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