Saturday, December 5, 2009

Catching up here...

It is difficult to come up with much to say this week regarding the readings other than the fact that I really enjoyed the book The Invisible Man." I found it to be very thought provoking. The invisibility = identity issues in the novel raised quite a few questions in my mind with regards to our own invisibility and identity. Although the book relates to the issues of racism, there was so much more to the novel than this.

There was so much content in this novel that struck close to home with respect to how a person can be visible yet not visible to those around us. Not to disregard or not recognize the importance of racism in this country, I don't think a person has to be a minority to feel the struggles of identity. I recognized myself in the narrator to the extent of changing my identity to the circumstances of the time or to what I think someone expects of me. In doing this, it is so easy to get lost along the way. Learning to understand that we need to be ourselves, live out our own ideals and lives is difficult when all we want is to be recognized and accepted by others and society.


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