An Essay Answering This Literary Analysis Question: How does a setting in Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” work as a symbol?
*Must include 2 or 3 direct quotations from the book’s text as examples to illustrate and support your answer to this essay question. The quotations must be at least 7 words but no longer than 30 words in length an be cited as “in-text” citations, using MLA format. **As you think through this question, make sure you speak through specifics. what is the precise setting (i.e., college, apartment, etc.) in the novel that you think is a symbol and what is it a symbol for? Use the bulk of the essay to show the reader how a pattern of representation (of a particular setting) suggests its symbolic role (as symbol for power, persecution, opportunity, futility, etc.). Then, address the impact of your interpretation; why is it important that we recognize the symbolic role of the setting? what do we get out of reflecting on the text in light of your interpretation in the essay)