...Man and Race Relations. Ralph Ellisons “The Invisible Man” is a novel which, although it sounds like science fiction, is often considered a classic of literature. One of the most interesting ways about the novel is the ways in which the narrator and the rest of society perceive his invisibility, which is only social, and how it relates to themes like racial hatred. The narrator has a lot of trouble perceiving himself as an individual, because he is African American. The rest of society, on the other hand, often perceive him as a generic African American male, and refuse to even consider him as a person in his own right. Throughout, the novel... TEACHER August 15, Ralph Ellisons The Invisible Man and ...