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The Invisible Man Essay

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The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells, is a novel centered around the visions of a mad scientist. The main character, Griffin, is a man thrust into villainy by his own scientific discoveries. The villainous tactics shown by Griffin enhances the meaning of the work a great deal. Griffin's villainous ways come about by necessity, revenge, and discontentment of his state of being invisible. Griffin's invisibility creates a necessity to become a villain because of a lack of self-sufficiency. He cannot provide himself with the products needed for a human to live. In order to obtain clothing and food, Griffin must resort to common thievery. Although the crimes are petty and short lived, the author uses the necessity of the invisible man to show that in order the live Griffin must be villainous. Moreover, the crimes start out random and unorganized to show Griffin's lack of coordination to his newly acquired form. This accentuates the plot by creating a desire in the reader to know more of what is to come of the invisible man's villainous ways. Revenge is what drives Griffin to even more villainous tactics than necessity does. His anger towards people who do not allow him to have his way results in physical harm of the person who tries to stop him. Such as the aggression shown to the constable who is trying to arrest Griffin for his burglary. Deception is the ultimate wrong in Griffin's eyes and he must seek revenge upon the person who deceives him. The only way that revenge is to be taken out is by the death of the person who...

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