Isolation In The Invisible Man

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“...In The Invisible Man, Wells gave us a story steeped in earthly local color, a story all the more vivid and credible for just that reason”(Wagar xiii). A story of science fiction that follows the life of an albino, Griffin. Wells goes in depth with the consequences of isolation and how that affects relationships with other people. The Invisible Man, utilizes point of view, situation, and elements of literary fiction to help the reader envision the life of a man who does not fit into society.
The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of the characters, also known as omniscient, which helps the reader identify the isolation Griffin puts himself in. Griffin is an experimental investigator and he was fascinated by being invisible and what he could do that visible people could not do, for instance, fraud or crime with little to no repercussions. After prosperously testing his procedure on a feline he tested it on himself. From Griffin’s point of view, becoming invisible would be freeing from the state he was in, albino. Being an albino had multiple setbacks because people were more fascinated by his rare condition and less intrigued by knowing him as a person. To cope with this Griffin wanted to surround himself with his work, this is seen when he expresses, “‘...but, as a rule, I like to be alone and undisturbed’”(Wells 13). For most people being alone is not ideal, but that is all Griffin wanted. From his point of view the world is a cruel place where very few people
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