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Invisible Man AP Teaching Unit

Invisible Man AP Teaching Unit

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  • How does the way in which Liberty Paints operates reflect racism in society?
  • When the narrator is in the Brotherhood, what are some ways that his race comes to replace his actual identity?
  • Compare and contrast the ideologies of Booker T. Washington and Ras the Exhorter when it comes to relationships between black and white people.
  • Compare and contrast the narrator’s self-concept at the beginning with his self-concept at the end of the novel.
  • How do the various ideologies presented in the novel all turn out to be ineffective or insufficient?
  • When the narrator encounters other African-Americans in the story, what ideas do they have about the path to success that actually keep them from reaching true success and true equality?
  • Compare and contrast the ideas of the narrator’s grandfather and the ideas of Dr. Bledsoe as far as the proper way that blacks should conduct themselves so as to maximize their success?
  • What is ironic about the way that Optic White paint is made in the Liberty Paints plant?
  • Explain Ellison’s view on the nature of mob behavior.

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You no longer have to choose between "teaching the work" or "teaching to the test." Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Prestwick House AP Teaching Units meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, with detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams. AP Teaching Units feature sharply focused multiple-choice and free-response focusing on those facets of literature that appear on the test each year.

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