Invisible Man

What do these details reveal about Bledsoe?


Bledsoe scolds the narrator for taking Norton to places black people wouldn't want a white person to see. Then Bledsoe tells Norton that he will severly discipline the young man and that one can't "be soft with those people."

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From this short excerpt, we can see that Bledsoe places himself above the black students of his educational institution. Though black himself, Bledsoe isn't interested in helping his students better their own lives..... he's only interested in the power, prestige, and authority he enjoys as a result of his position as President of the college.


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