DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.01.001
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Abstract: The notion of invisibility in Invisible Man is spoken out by the protagonist's growth as an orator. Rather than a recursive retrieving of his identity throughout the narrative, the invisible man reinvents his identity in his pursuit of pure persuasion. Both being terms in the Burkean system of literature rhetoric, pure persuasion, and identification become one for the unconscious purpose and the other for the symbolic action respectively in the protagonist-speaker's growth from an ideal emulator to speaker-a…

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