25, June, 15
Title: What kind of power does the invisibility gives to the invisible man.
In the story of “
The Invisible Man”by Herbert George Wells
, we can notice that Griffin
the protagonist in the story believes that his invisibility will achieve him absolute power. But as I see in the story of the invisible man, I do not believe that Griffin was absolutely corrupted by the power of the invisibility.
As we see in the text, Griffin tells that “It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves (3)” which can show us that he have absolute power to do whatever he wants. But when we keep see the story, he has a hard time making his supporter, stealing money, eating food, and also wearing clothes. When he steals the money, even though people can not find him, still they can see the money flying itself away. “I
am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.”
Also this lead us that when he gets something that he wants he has to give up something that he has. When he discuss about the invisibility, he is confused and disturbed that he can not get back to normal.
“What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of
tead of what I myself had wished to do?”
And furthermore since he is invisible people
think he is a weird person, and they think that they have to arrest him. But truly, he did not did anything detrimental to people. “Most of the time…I am not…overtly violent. I remember that I am invisible and walk softly so as not to awaken the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to ...
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