"Invisible to Whom

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Material Information

Title:
"Invisible to Whom An Analysis of the Toni Morrison and Ralph Ellison Dialectic
Physical Description:
1 online resource (77 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Hernandez, Jonathan T
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.A.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
English
Committee Chair:
KING,DEBRA WALKER
Committee Co-Chair:
HEDRICK,TACE MEGAN SUTTER

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
dialectic -- ellison -- home -- invisible -- literature -- man -- morrison -- tar
English -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
English thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
In this essay, I argue that at several points in her oeuvre, Toni Morrison has engaged with Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in a rigorous, though not reactionary, fashion, revisiting and expanding many of the characters, situations, and themes found in his novel. In order to support this claim, I compare various key passages from Invisible Man to corresponding plots and characters in Morrison's novels. My introduction focuses on The Bluest Eye's rewriting of Invisible Man's narrative in which a black teenager is raped by her father; chapter two takes a close look at Tar Baby and Invisible Man's discussion of the intersection of consumerism and racial identity; and the third chapter focuses on Home and Song of Solomon's presentation of the black soldier and the black militant, two figures that are also found in Ellison's text. Ultimately, I determine that while Morrison's texts largely represent the experiences of those members of society that are underserved by Ellison's narrative, both authors view excessive consumption and greed negatively, particularly when it leads to the continued oppression of African Americans and other minorities, both by the members of these communities and by American society in general.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Jonathan T Hernandez.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: KING,DEBRA WALKER.
Local:
Co-adviser: HEDRICK,TACE MEGAN SUTTER.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046849:00001