Invisible Man Chapter 24 Summary and Analysis

Ralph Ellison

Chapter 24 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Sybil: the wife of one of the men (George) in the organization; she and the narrator have an abortive affair

Summary
The narrator begins to agree with whatever he hears at the Brotherhood, recognizing what it is that the committee wishes to hear and telling them nothing but that. He planned to seduce the wife of one of the Brotherhood’s men, and Brother Jack’s birthday party is the perfect place for the narrator to select a woman. But the narrator finds that his efforts with Sybil only depress him.

She is interested only in fantasies born out of racism. The narrator seems menacing to the white woman, and Sybil finds this prospect highly...

(The entire section is 455 words.)