The Young Unicorns Analysis

873 Words4 Pages
Rough Draft

In the novel, The Young Unicorns, by Madeleine L'Engle the Bishop talks about power through the use of manipulation to Canon Tallis when he says “Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate his as though he were a puppet and not a person.”. Similarly to the wisdom of the Bishop, Dr, Bledsoe from the novel, Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison teaches the invisible man about the use of deception and manipulation to obtain great power in society, Like Dr.Bledsoe, Brother Jack educates the invisible man about his role in society; however, they both failed to impact the invisible man’s actions through the use of their ideologies. In Chapter 6, Dr. Bledsoe educates the invisible
…show more content…
For example, Brother Jack says “There’s hope that our wild but effective speaker may be tamed.” after the invisible man made his speech in Chapter 16. This shows that Brother Jack believes in the invisible man’s passion on making speeches; however, he must stay accordant to the facts to be effective. This also shows that he sees hope on bringing the invisible man to the fullest of his capabilities to influence others through the use of discipline. In addition, Brother Jack says “Do not go fast” in the anonymous letter he sent to the invisible man in the beginning of Chapter 18. This shows that Brother Jack wants the invisible man to remain in equal footing with the rest of the Brotherhood, just like communism. This also shows that he warns him to stop speaking as a sole individual, but rather speak as an organization on spreading their ideology, for if he fails to do so, he will be exterminated. Influencing the public and bringing equality to the them as an individual in an organization are the invisible man’s role in society according to Brother Jack; however, he must remain equal with the organization and remain
Open Document