Invisible Man Chapter 19 Summary and Analysis

Ralph Ellison

Chapter 19 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Hubert’s wife: an unnamed woman with whom the narrator has an affair

The narrator begins the lectures he was assigned in the previous chapter. He senses that the women, having heard all about him, simply see him before them and are entranced by whatever he says.

At the end of the first lecture, one woman approaches the narrator with a request for further explanations of the Brotherhood’s position regarding women. The narrator offers to discuss her questions privately, and she invites him to her apartment. Once there, she explains that her husband, Hubert, is out of town; otherwise, she says, he would have loved to meet the narrator....

(The entire section is 577 words.)