Eloquence in Invisible Man
In his essay, Hanlon compares Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Eloquence" and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. I must admit, at first glance I had thought that this essay would be about the use of eloquence in Elllison's novel. It surprised me deeply to find that "Eloquence" was actually an essay written by Emerson. I was legitimately disturbed that the Hanlon was comparing to works, for, as it seems to me, no other reason than the fact that the authors names are incredibly similar.
However, once I got passed the seemingly shallow reasoning for writing an article such as this, I was able to actually enjoy it. This article was a much easier read than the last assigned one and I felt like I understood the majority of it.