The Struggle In W. E. Bledsoe's The Invisible Man

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Often criticized for his treatment of the Invisible Man, and his rise to power during a time when only the white people had any power; Mr. Bledsoe actually helped more than he harmed. By being in any type of leadership position he is able to look out for the black community if something occurs or is about to occur, Bledsoe is able to prevent the issue or protect his people in a dire situation. In the specific case of Mr. Bledsoe, I believe that the way he is fighting the system by being a part of it and fixing it from within is the best way for Bledsoe to promote positive change for the black community. The eighteenth chapter starts with the Invisible Man identifying his tendencies that seem analogous with Bledsoe’s way of living (to fit into the white man’s world and win little success’ along the way.) The Invisible Man calls his tendency to “read all papers that touch…show more content…
The Booker T. Washington model involves helping the black community by intercepting the white community. By climbing through the white community and finding success, they are able to have the power to bring some triumphs to the black community. The W. E. B DuBois model does not uphold the traditional rules that kept the the white community in power. This model deals with destroying the system the places the black community at a disadvantage to the white community. Bledsoe is associated with the Booker T. Washington model and often comes under scrutiny for being too compliant while others are fighting for immediate equality and not just small victories here and there. Midst periods of adversity, it is seemingly impossible to determine whether or not one model is more correct than the other. Ultimately they are both ways to survive in a time where surviving was a privilege. Both models do positive things for the black community, and depending on the situations sometimes one is more appropriate than the
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