Allusions In Invisible Man Essay

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Temptation. Allurement negatively and positively impacts people’s decisions everyday. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison correlates to the Adam and Eve tale through ideas of desire and Existentialism. The significance of allusions in Trueblood, a conveyed rapist’s story comes from Christianity. Primarily, God places two people, Adam and Eve, in the idyllic garden of Eden. They are to enjoy the world, while God forbids them to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. In the novel, Trueblood utters “I go through the front door! I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help it, I goes in and I’m standing in a big room” (Ellison 62). Personally, analyzing this tale makes me wonder why Eve knows taking the apple from the tree of knowledge is sinful but…show more content…
However, at the end of the day, the choice one person selects is truly their own. Whether or not someone involves themselves in certain activities is up to man. Additionaly, Existentialism is the belief where God did not create us for a purpose. It is up to man to decide our journeys. Similarly, Eve and Trueblood conclude their lives are their own paths and chose their actions for personal reasons. In my opinion, influences are taken into a personal matter at a certain point. Later, Trueblood tells people “how it happened in a dream, but they scorn him.” (Ellison 65-66). Here, Trueblood conveys his guilt; I think Trueblood should feel atrocious for his own actions. He does not own up to his wrong doings but is enticed to “play the man” because of all the attention he recieves. At a certain point most human beings portray this role. Nevertheless, the character should not be tempted by his daughter but makes his choices solely off his desires. Personally, I think that both Trueblood and Eve should make their own decisions and live life in which they desire. However, I do not think their actions were liable. Humans are able to live freely, but should not take advantage of what is

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