Invisible Man Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Ralph Ellison

Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Big Halley: a bartender at the Golden Day

Sylvester: a mental patient and a patron of the Golden Day

Supercargo: the attendant/warden at the Golden Day

The vet: a strange little man who tends to Mr. Norton’s condition upstairs; the talk that the two of them have puts the vet in a vulnerable position

Edna: a prostitute at the Golden Day; she shows great interest in spending more time with Mr. Norton

Summary
The car arrives at the Golden Day, a bar and whorehouse. Mr. Norton requires “a stimulant,” in the form of alcohol, to overcome the shock of Jim Trueblood’s story. Mr. Norton’s condition is unknown,...

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