Brother Wrestrum In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

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In chapters seventeen through nineteen of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man the narrator is settling into his new job with the Brotherhood. The narrator does a "splendid" job working with his Harlem folks and has begun to establish connections within the group. The narrator is given a gift by a fellow brother and displays it proudly on his desk. Another brother, Brother Wrestrum expresses his distaste of the display and an act of betrayal is sparked. Brother Wrestrum lectures the narrator and insists that he perform an interview about himself. Two weeks later Wrestrum presents the narrator's interview as punishable and in violation of Brotherhood terms. Wrestrum's betrayal suggests that he is envious of the narrator and is possibly an enemy within
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