Invisible Man Chapter 25 Summary and Analysis

Ralph Ellison

Chapter 25 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Dupre: the leader of a bunch of looters whom the narrator meets during the riots in this chapter

Scofield: one of the looters in the group

Summary
A full-fledged riot takes place in Harlem. Police shoot and the narrator is injured. Stunned, he wipes the blood from his head and continues. He joins a group of looters stealing goods but not harming anyone. They take clothes and various items; the narrator takes nothing, acting only as an observer. The narrator stays near Scofield, who checks the narrator’s wound and offers him a drink of scotch.

The narrator feels sure that the riot started because of Clifton’s death, but various...

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