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Term Paper Title: The Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells, is composed of many small themes that combined to form two major themes in the novel.  Some of the minor themes are acting before thinking and denial of unexplainable events.  It is based on the two major themes of science experiments gone wrong and the ignorance of society.  
     The most important theme in the novel was the experiment that Griffin, the invisible man, was working and it was not going exactly as planned.  The way that the experiment went bad was not by accident; instead it was Griffin who had made the mistake of turning himself invisible.  The reason that the invisible man had for becoming invisible was that he was suspected as to be a vivesectionalist and he did not want to be punished for it.  
     The reason for the final decision of becoming invisible was that Griffin thought there were many advantages.  He finds out after becoming invisible that the whole thing was not thought through enough and being invisible had many more disadvantages than what he was expecting.  This was an example of Griffin acting upon something before adding up all of the consequences of his actions.  If he would have thought the process through Griffin would have, at least, made things invisible so he could use them and still be disguised.  For instance he could have made some clothes invisible and even some common supplies that could have been handy along his travels.  
     Griffin did not realize how many disadvantages his invisibility had until it was too late.  After becoming invisible Griffin realized that he could not sneak around people very easy and people still knew he was around even though they could not see him.  The people could see his footprints and see him if he became dirty.  Another thing that Griffin did not realize before his experiment back fired was that he could not eat if he wanted to stay invisible.  The people around him could see the food inside his stomach, until his body absorbed it.  
     The experiment that Griffin went through was his own fault and also sealed his own fate.  The major problem with his invisibility was that Griffin was not able to keep or have any friends.  His only contact was after he was all bandaged up and looked as though he had been in a bad accident.  Without any human contact or support Griffin was destined to become crazy.  In the ending chapters of the novel it is obvious that Griffin has lost his mind and is completely insane.  
“‘Not wanton killing, but a judicious slaying. The point is, they know there is an Invisible Man -- as well as we know there is an Invisible Man. And that Invisible Man, Kemp, must now establish a Reign of Terror.’” (Pg. 114)

The previous quote was taken as the invisible man was talking to Kemp about hi...

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