Add Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines Sometimes life can be a lot to deal with. Being an author a way to deal with life is to write about it. Ralph Ellison was a black man back in the 1900s and it was hard for him.
He felt like because he was black society didn’t pay him any mind so he felt like he was invisible to everything and everybody. Most of the writing authors do come from there life experiences and all of the things they have been through. Early life Ralph Ellison was born 1913. His father died 1916 from work related action.
Ellison father loved lecture and loved to write and read poems. Ralphs father had hoped when his son grew up he would grow up to be a poet. This is what started ralph and gave him the motivation to want to write and teach lecture.
Ralph applied to Tuskegee institute twice and didn’t get in. He got in later because they didn’t have a trumpet player in the orchestra. Tuskegee was an all-black school. Because it was an all-black school Ralph thought he would fit in better and be noticed and it would be better than going to a white and black school. Ralph realized that even though it was an all blacked school it was still segregated just like a white school. His influences While Ellison attended Tuskegee he had outsider position.
Everyone felt like they where better than one another but Ralph didn’t think like that at first. Thus, that made him different than everybody else at the school. This also made him invisible to everybody else. This later on effected his writing in the “Invisible Man”. It affected him because at first he didn’t think he was an outsider.
He became more accustom to his environment and started acting like everybody else in the school. 3 Hence, making him no longer invisible. Later on, it made it harder for him to write and begin his career as a legendary author .In particular, one of his writings is about being the” invisible man” with no one knowing of your existence. RACISIM.
Being a black man living in the 1900s wasn’t a easy task. Its like he was born in a society that automatically made black people invisible. Although racism is still alive today, in those times being black made you a nobody. Racism was even present when Ellison was supporting politics. In his life , he believed in the communist party.
However , he felt betrayed due to the fact that he felt like the party were against African Americans. Ellison was classed 1A by the local Selective Service System. The class of 1A meant that he was available for unrestricted military service. Although a veteran, due to racism he wasn’t able to be drafted for world war II.
Instead he enlisted in the merchant marine service towards the end of the war. With that being said , all of the racism helped him create ” The Invisible Man”. Why invisible Man was important.
Ellison wrote a famous book that not only African Americans could relate to but anybody who was segregated. He had to deal with so much but that only made him a stronger writer. Him not being excepted or even paid attention to helped his career in a major way. Just him being black in the 1900s gave him the material he needed to write the most important book in world war II. This was an important book of world war II because that’s when Ellison stood up for what he believed in and decided to use his words to fight back against the communist party. Thus “The Invisible Man was created. 4 Ellison handled the situation perfectly instead of using violence he decided to use his words.
His book started off as a letter explaining how he felt and all the wrong he knew the communist party was doing. This response to the parties betrayal. Ellison searched and got into many diffract things in his from learning the trumpet to joining the army.
This also helped in in creating the ” Invisible Man.” The novel focused on racism but also focused on how a African American man searches for his identity and place in society while not not being noticed. In conclusion Ralph wasn’t one of those authors who just wrote form money. He wrote a best seller book without trying. He was looking out for everyone who was ignored and treated as if they were invisible just like him. Him doing that causes him to write a best selling award winning book. If it wasn’t for the segregation and the unfairness and being ignored and trying to figure out where you belong in this society Ellison wouldn’t have written a best seller award winning novel.
Bringing me back to the question of how does life experience influence the creative work of an author. If Ellison didn’t go through half of the things went through he wouldn’t have wrote half of the novel’s he written. His life experience impacted his writing in a major way. It made everything more patient and life like because you can’t actually feel what the author was going thought and how patient he was about his right when there is a personal connection to the writers life and his literature.