Invisible Man


Where is the definiton of hibernation found in this book?

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The Invisible man has likened himself to a bear in hiberbation. It's a time of rest and reflection for him, a time of safety and finding himself. The hibernationg bear eventually awakens; life does not gift the liver with any one specific approach to how we live it or deal with its happenings. The invisible man cannot simply hate, love, agree, or disagree. Feeling are far more intricate than most people see. Feelings are no more just "black and white," than the color of a man's skin.

Coming out of "hibernation" or as I like to call his massive reflection on the world and the humanity that occupies its space, he is now ready to take on his won identity. He understands that his grandfsther's philosophy was a reaction; it was black and white, and it was wrong. The enemy isn't just the force that he fights against or the injustice that the black man has experienced. The enemy has wrapped itself around the hearts of many, and they independently need to experience the hibernation or rest, that can free them from the enemy.

In the novel, the invisible man will continue to be invisible; it's his choice to blend into the background and refuse to bring attention to himself, but he will come out of hibernation, and he will work to change the social process that made him seek out hibernation.


The Invisible Man