The Invisible Hand Analysis

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The Invisible Hand Being a youth blinds an individual from the reality in which they exist. Only with age does sagacity become a flourishing trait, allowing them to truly open their eyes to the world they chose to ignore for most of their adolescent years. They come to acknowledge and cherish the path carved out for them, as all along they had filled their esteem with the notion that all they had accomplished was due to their own acclaim. This was the incident Dr. Weaver, an African American integrated with an all-white high school as a boy, dealt with in his own life. With years of time to reflect upon his early teenage memories, he finally came to highlight the story that “came to save his life” (Weaver). Dr. Weaver’s description on his early encounters with his all-white school principle and teachers provides a quite unsettling and stark experience to the reader. His low, deep-centered voice introduces a dark thematic turn in the story, encapsulated by the actual events he describes in which he is slugged upon with racial slurs and purposeful failure by his teachers and principle. The guilt that ignites upon the reader’s consciousness derives itself from Weavers metaphorical, yet almost tangible, voice of inferiority. This voice becomes an overhauling focus when he thinks “Well, maybe I don’t belong. Maybe I am dumb” (Weaver). His approach of describing is centered around reliving his darkest memories, both in his choice of words that arouse the mind with a sullen fog
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