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Study Guide: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison


SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as race in 20th-century America, the journey toward self-understanding, adult identity, and alienation from a sense of place through involuntary resettlement. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Ellison’s award-winning Invisible Man is a 20th-century realist novel about an unnamed, young, Black protagonist facing racial oppression in 1930s America. Ellison combines psychological and social story lines, investigating the effects of racism on the protagonist and his ability to rise above these difficulties to craft his own sense of self. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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