Motif: Sex

Motif: Sex
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Theme: Resembling man's conformity upon the perception of others, the concealing of sexual urges, displays how man will change their natural identity in order to look better in the eyes of other.

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  • This was the instance where Invisible man was at the Battle Royal. This scene serves the purpose of showing the resistance to a natural sexual urge due to tying to maintain a moral status, which in this context, is maintaining a moral perception to the eyes of the white man. Resembles the idea of identity placed into the perception of others
  • "I felt a desire to spit upon her as my eyes brushed slowly over he body"(19) "to feel the soft thighs, to caress her and destroy her, to love her and murder her"(19)
  • This is another example of resisting a natural urge. In the contex of this scene, Trueblood talks to Mr. Norton about how he had sex with his daughter. He makes the point that he was trying to resist the natural urge because he felt as if it was a sin. This also resembles the idea of identity because sometimes we resist because we want to maintain a certain status.
  • "First she was tryin to push me away and I'm tryin to hold her down to keep from sinning"(60)
  • This is when Invisible man was Chauffeuring Mr. Norton around town. In this scene Mr. Norton describes the beauty of his daughter which suggests a subtle sexual desire he has for his daughter. Though the urge is apparent it is diluted because of his sense of moral. This highlights identity
  • "Her beauty was a well-spring of purest water-of-life, and to look upon her was to drink and drink and drink again"(42)
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