Invisible Man Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

Ralph Ellison

Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Brother Wrestrum: the chief speaker of the Brothers present when the narrator gives his speech

Summary
The narrator accompanies Brother Jack and other Brotherhood members to the rally mentioned at the end of the previous chapter. When they arrive, the narrator is instructed to pay close attention to the other speakers, as the narrator himself will be speaking last.

The rally takes place in a sports arena, and the narrator notices the picture of a well-known boxer. The narrator is reminded of the stories about this boxer, whose career ended in a scandalous fight that left him blind. The narrator then begins to think about the person he is becoming,...

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