Self-Esteem In Invisible Man

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In Invisible Man, the protagonist participates in a “battle royal”. The most prominent white citizens attend in the match to watch their performance. There are bankers, lawyers, judges and doctors. The protagonist is forced to watch a naked blonde with a small American flag. Then he is further humiliated to fight several other black boys by those “great men” as part of their entertainment. However, the insulting match does not inspire his recognition of shame and self-esteem. On the contrary, in order to get the final –university scholarship, he is full of gladness and gratitude. This presents his obedience. “Deep ecology advocates equality in the biosphere”. (qtd.in Wu Qin, 9) Everyone enjoys equality. University scholarship stands for change,
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