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Violence in the Invisible Man
Transcript of Violence in the Invisible Man
* H.G. Wells shows this throughout the book
* "They saw the dogs teeth had slipped the hand, heard a kick, saw the dog execute a flanking jump and get home on the stranger’s leg, and heard the rip of his trousers"
- This quote shows that Griffin has a violent tendency in the beginning of the novel. Violence in The Invisible Man Violence Violence Can happen in many forms cont. Can happen in many forms * "The feeling was a curious pressure; the grip of a heavy, firm hand, and it bore his chin irresistibly to the table"
- Griffin is upset that people are going through is personal belongings. He was suppose to be able to trust these people and now they are reading his diary.
*"The windows are fastened and I’ve taken the key out of the door. I am a fairly strong man, and have the poker handy besides being invisible there’s not the slightest doubt I could kill you…"
- He is trying to scare these men. He's hoping they will start to leave him alone. If they keep doing this he will have no problem killing these men or any other people. Violence Violence in any form can be hurtful. Violence People can turn violent when isolated from their community. 1. Griffin was so obsessed with science that it became his reality instead of relationships with people. He lost sympathy for others, which made it easier for him to be violent. 2. People isolated Griffin for his invisibility, and would not give him food or shelter. Griffin felt he had to resort to violence to survive. " 'It had to be done…I was hungry.' " Griffin said this after almost killing a man in his own home. 3. Griffin wanted all the credit for his discovery of invisibility, so he isolated himself from peering eyes. He protected his secret violently. " 'I told no living soul, because I meant to flash my work upon the world with crushing effect, -- to become famous at a blow.' " Violence Violence Violence Why some people are violent *”’ …I doubled him up with a lamp.’”(120)
-This quote relates to my theme because it shows that he hit him with the lamp. Being hit with an object can be painful.
*, “Then he was struck violently in the chest, hurled back and the door slammed in his face and was locked.”(24).
-This shows that Griffin was a violent person. He didn't enjoy people in his room. He shows that it can be hurtful by striking people in the chest. " 'I appreciated my loss of sympathy, but I put it down to the general inanity of things. Re-entering my room seemed like the recovery of reality. There were the things I knew and loved. There stood the apparatus, the experiments arranged and waiting.' " Violence Violence in any form can be hurtful ctd. " Mr. Hall ... received a sounding kick in the ribs
- This shows violence can be hurtful because Mr. Hall got kicked in the ribs which is painful. Violence in the end Violence is shown throughout the entirety of the novel
It is a major part of the entire novel