At the end of the beginning paragraph, our narrator calls himself an invisible man. What do you think he means by that? Have you ever felt invisible? If yes, describe the situation. If not, describe what it would feel like have no one ever notice you.
How would you summarize the grandfather’s dying speech in your own words? What does he mean when he calls himself a traitor and a spy? Who is he being a traitor to? Do you agree with his self-description?
This section is full of sensory imagery. Find two examples of sensory imagery in this section, and describe them fully. How does the sensory imagery add to the effectiveness of this section?
How is the “magnificent blond” described in the story? What does she represent to the white audience? What does she mean to the black boys? What did she represent to you?
This section ends with many pieces of anonymous dialogue. Why do you think the author kept the dialogue anonymous? In other words, why doesn’t he point out who said what? Does this help the story or hurt it? Why?
This section begins with the Battle Royal. What is the Battle Royal? Who is participating and who is spectating?