INVISIBLE MAN (Ellison)
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: discuss the significance of the title as it relates to the main theme of the novel; analyze the use of rhetorical devices—especially sound devices—on the tone and meaning of the novel; point out examples of puns and sarcasm; recognize how the author’s choice of names for characters and places contributes to the reader’s understanding of their personalities and function in the book; cite examples of parable and legend; explore how the ideology of the Brotherhood is similar to communist philosophy; examine the author’s use of metaphor; trace the growth of the narrator in terms of release of emotions, acceptance of heritage, and awareness of self; explore the author’s use of blindness and light as symbols; analyze the author’s attempts at satire; and identify the social, economic, and racial character types represented by some of the characters. 77 pages. ©2006.
This title is part of the series: AP* LITERATURE TEACHING UNITS