Invisible Man Questions and Answers
by Ralph Ellison

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With the electroshock therapy, the narrator experiences 'rebirth' in Invisible Man. Ellison placed a few "clues" in the text to demonstrate. Identify a few of these clues and explain what they mean.

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That is Chapter 11 of Invisible Man and most of the elements in that chapter have symbolism. In this case, the doctor "with the new technology" suggested electroshock therapy as a radical way to deal with the man. When the treatment is given, I.M. says that he has changed into a new man "who does not even know his name". There is however, more symbolism involved which you can find out in this link.




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