Reports for the Invisible Man

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Mariah Dittmore
Quote Analysis 1: The Invisible Man
Page 24: "He rarely went abroad by daylight, but at twilight he would go out muffled up invisibly,

While I was reading, I was looking for what it would feel like to be invisible. This quote was a little after the invisible man arrived in Iping. He wears bandages on his face, a hat, and a coat, no matter where he is. He never even talks to anyone either. Because of this, people start getting suspicious. I believe the man now sees invisibility as a problem, rather than a convenience. He has the need to keep his invisibility a secret for some reason. I think this was important because it is sort of ironic. He has to cover up his invisibility by trying to make himself look even more invisible. He was trying to blend in by becoming invisible, but instead it caused more people to wonder about him. Maybe he has a shy personality. Or maybe he was sick of attention. I think later on in the book, he might go crazy or mad because his plan didn’t work out the way he hoped. He seems to have a short tempered personality. In the real world, everyone has fantasies of what it would be like if you were invisible. They think it would be so cool. You could sneak around, play pranks, and steal things. You would never get caught. What people don’t realize is that there could be complications. What would happen when you touch things, or when you eat? I think eventually, invisibility would make everyone go mad. You would want to try and become visible again. Throughout the majority of the book, the man stays in the shadows trying to hide. Yet I believe the invisible man made every little kids fantasy a reality. I am wondering if and when the invisible man is going to lose his mind.  

Mariah Dittmore
Quote Analysis 2

Page 167: "He has cut himself off from his own kind. His blood be upon his own head." Towards the end of the book, I have been looking for what others thought that Griffin’s actions meant. I also tried to see how others feel about him. I have been mainly focusing on Kemp, Griffin’s friend from the university and the only person he actually trusts. At first, when Griffin sought help from him, Kemp helped him because he thought that Griffin was sane. This is because he was acting like a normal person and seemed to have some compassion left. He was still partly connected with his own type, the human race. Now he realizes that Griffin has gone crazy and is murdering people. This is what he is telling the police. During what Kemp calls his “reign of terror,” he has become “inhuman” and totally oblivious to other people’s feelings. He also “cuts himself off from his own kind” by becoming invisible, which is making him go insane. It was a very important line because it is the first time that someone who knows Griffin explains why he is going mad. I think that Kemp is actually a very caring person. He is worried for Griffin and is telling the police this thinking they might be able to help him. In the real world we have people who make mistakes. Some are big and some are small. We have everything from stealing, which is what Griffin did in the beginning, to murdering, like Griffin did towards the end. From this book and watching some TV shows, all criminals have someone they can go to. Sometimes that person turns them in, sometimes they do not. Whether they do or not, that person stills cares about them. The reason they turn them is because it is what they think is best for them. They care about them. Even though it seems like they are all a little scared of the person, they still care for them. It is the same situation for Kemp and Griffin. Before he gets the police to come and get Griffin, he tries to reason with him. Griffin just won’t listen. So in the end Kemp realizes he has to turn him in. Now I am wondering what the people who the criminals go to think about them. Also why some of them do not feel the need to turn them...
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