The invisible man, by Ralph Ellison
Short Fiction Planner
1. What is the point or idea you want to leave your audience with?
I want the readers to understand that too much obsession about something is dangerous.
2. What type of conflict is best? man v. self
3. Describe in detail the main character
The main character is Griffin, the invisible man. He is expressed as a stranger, who is an
albino wrapped in bandages from head to toe. He was brilliant both in school and in life
but he was short tempered, selfish and cunning. He was a committed and hardworking
young scientist who was determined to find out invisibility. Hid determination led him to
make rash and poor decisions such as stealing his father’s money, burnt his landlord’s
house and also robbed from people. He is manipulative, obsessed and irresponsible.
4. Where and when does the story take place?
The story is takes place in in New York City, Harlem, in the 1930’s
5. What background does the reader need to know (if any)?
The reader needs to know that the Griffin was a brilliant chemistry and physics student,
who stole his father’s money to begin his...
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