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He is Griffin, of University College. He explains that he made himself Invisible, but is wounded and desperately in need of shelter, clothes and food. Kemp loans him a dressing gown along with some drawers, socks and slippers. Griffin eats everything Kemp can rustle up and finally asks for a cigar. He promises to tell Kemp the story of his bizarre situation but insists that he must sleep first as he has had no sleep in nearly three days. Although he finds the story hard to believe, he is too well educated and too intelligent to deny the evidence of his own eyes.
Nor is he prey to hysterics or to working class superstitions. His cool demeanor as he helps Griffin to the things he needs could be an indication of hope for the Invisible Man. The Invisible man Sleeps Griffin examines the windows of the room, then exacts a promise from Kemp that he will not be betrayed in his sleep and finally locks the door, barring Kemp from his own room.
Kemp retires to his dining room to speculate upon the strange events. Kemp becomes alarmed at the possibilities of what Griffin could do and writes a note to Colonel Adye at Port Burdock. Kemp experiences his first apprehension because of what his own intelligence reveals to him rather than from the hysterical reports in the papers.
He is motivated, however, from personal interest. When he recalls the behavior of Marvel, he realizes that Marvel-a mere tramp-was being pursued by Griffin. He suddenly realizes that Griffin is insane to the point of being homicidal. Certain First Principles Griffin explains how he became invisible.
He had been a medical student, but had dropped medicine and taken up physics. He discovered a formula of pigments that lowers the refractive index of a substance, allowing light to pass through it rather than being reflected or refracted.
After experimenting with pigments for three years, he came upon the secret whereby animal tissue could be rendered transparent. He was continuously trying to hide his work from another professor. He was finally brought to a halt in his experimenting by a lack of funds, a problem he solved by robbing his own father. Because the money did not belong to him, his father shot himself.
He explains his use of and contempt for Marvel, justifying his own behavior as necessary to his survival. He successfully made a piece of cloth disappear, then he tried his process on a stray cat. Later the next day he had a minor altercation with the landlord who brought reports of Griffin tormenting a cat in the night.
The landlord wanted to know what Griffin was doing in the room and what all the paraphernalia was for. The two argued and Griffin shoved the landlord out of the room. Griffin knew he would have to act quickly, so he made arrangements to have his belongings stored, then he drank some of his own potion.
In the evening the landlord returned with an ejection notice, but was too terrified at the stone white face of Griffin to serve it. In spite of extreme illness and pain, Griffin finished his treatment and watched himself gradually disappear. A day later, afraid, lest his equipment reveal too much information, Griffin smashes the items and sets fire to the house.
His intentions suggest anarchy or lawlessness resulting from an absence of social restriction. Killing his own father seems to have killed his conscience, and the novelty of invisibility highlights his immaturity and seems to divorce him from a normal sense of responsibility. In Oxford Street Griffin continues to explain his experiences with invisibility. He soon discovered that being invisible had as many drawbacks as advantages. People ran into him and stepped on him.
He had to be continually on guard as to the movements and positions of others in order to avoid accidental contact. To make matters worse, although people could not see him, dogs could detect him with their keen sense of smell.
As he had to remain naked, he was soon uncomfortable. Also, he could not eat, as food was visible until it was fully assimilated into his system. At one point, he had run up the steps of a house in order to avoid a unit of a marching Salvation Army band.
While he waited, two youngsters spotted the prints of his bare feet in the mud. Fortunately for him, his escape at that time was aided with the distraction created by conflagration engulfing his former dwelling. No doubt, he was not concerned about people reacting to him as though he were some kind of mutation or monster.
As an albino human, he was already a marginalized individual who did not fit into ordinary society. College was the perfect place for him, but he was so concerned about the possibility of any one getting credit for his discovery that he failed to take advantage of collaboration and more mature knowledge that he might have had access to. In the Emporium Griffin explains his first attempts to get clothing and render his situation more tolerable.
He had gone into the Omniums, a large apartment type store where one could download everything from groceries to clothing. He made his way to an area of bedsteads and mattresses, hoping that once the store closed for the night, he would be able to sleep on the mattresses and steal some clothes with which to mask his condition.
In the night he procured a complete set of clothes for himself, helped himself to food in a refreshment department, and then slept in a pile of down quilts. He failed to awaken before the morning crew had entered, however, and was unable to escape as long as they could see him. Thus he was forced to shed the clothing and run, naked, back out into the cold. Griffin was preoccupied with getting his food and clothes by illicit means.
His plans are continually evil even as the reactions of other people are consistently behaviors of suspicion and rejection. At no point does he consider trying to get anyone to understand his situation. His imagination drives him only toward evil, as if the grotesque and the evil are natural partners. He had no clothes or shelter and dared not eat. Also, he soon realized that walking through the streets of London was going to result in an accumulation of dirt on his skin- which would make him visible in a grotesque way.
He made his way into a costume shop, hoping to make way with some clothes and dark glasses after the proprietor had gone to bed. Furthermore, the man had exceptionally acute hearing and nearly discovered Griffin several times.
When evening came, he was finally able to explore the house and found a pile of old clothes. In his excitement, he forgot about the noise he was making and was nearly caught when the shopkeeper investigated the noise. Unable to see the source, but positive someone was in the house, the proprietor went about locking all the doors in the house and pocketing the keys.
In desperation, Griffin struck the old man on the head, then gagged and tied him with a sheet. Then he put together a costume of old clothes, stole all the money he could find and went out into the street. He ordered the lunch and left, telling the proprietor that he would be back in ten minutes.
Here he was finally discovered. This chapter brings us current with events in the first chapter of the book. The Plan that Failed Griffin tells how his original plan, after being discovered by the people of Iping, had been to get his books and get out of the country, but that plan had changed upon meeting Kemp.
He thinks that Kemp can work with him. Griffin does not realize that Kemp has already betrayed him and is only trying to keep him talking until the police arrive. Kemp stands in front of the window to keep Griffin from seeing the police, but Griffin soon hears them on the stairs and realizes he has been deceived. Griffin quickly begins to disrobe even as Kemp springs to the door and attempts to lock him in. A dropped key spoils the effort as the now invisible Griffin shoves him aside, then hurls his weight at Colonel Adye, the chief of the Burdock Police who is approaching on the stairs.
Griffin escapes past two more policemen in the hall; they hear the front door of the house slam violently. In assuming that he can make demands and others will simply capitulate to him, Griffin has misjudged Kemp. Kemp is self-centered, but is not a murderer.
As for Griffin himself, he appears to have abandoned any intention of searching for an antidote and is only interested in trying to terrorize as much of the country as he can. He wants to set himself up as a vindictive god with Kemp as his personal henchman. They talk of using dogs to sniff him out and of putting powdered glass in the streets. The narrator tells us that if he had used his time more wisely, Griffin may have been able to escape during the 24 hours it took the countryside to organized.
He slept instead, however, and by the time he had awakened there was no escape possible. The Wicksteed Murder By in the afternoon, the entire countryside around Burdock has been mobilized. Men set out with guns, clubs and dogs, and the police warn the village people to lock their doors and stay inside. Griffin manages to evade his pursuers for a hour period except for one encounter with a middle-aged man who had apparently cornered him.
Griffin kills the man by beating him with an iron rod. Kemp decides that he himself will be the bait and that Griffin will be caught because he will have gone too far. During the battle that follows, Adye is shot. He swings an ax at them, but one of them manages to strike him with an iron poker. By this time Kemp has followed his housekeeper through a window and is nowhere to be found The police express contempt for Kemp, believing he has run off and left them to face Griffin alone.
The truth is, he has, because he knows Griffin will follow through on his threats. However, even though Kemp tries to escape, he does not forget his earlier idea of using himself as bait. It is ironic that he runs the same course he watched Marvel run just a couple days earlier.
He, too, is white faced and terrified, but keeps his wits; whenever he finds a bit of uneven ground or a patch that is scattered with broken glass, he takes it, knowing it will slow down the invisible, barefooted Griffin.
The Hunter Hunte Griffin chases Kemp through the town.
People begin to join in the chase. When Kemp realizes that the people are chasing Griffin, he stops running, which allows the Invisible Man to catch him. The stranger unpacks 6 crates of bottles, which he arranges across the windowsill and all the available table and shelf space in the inns parlor-a space he seems to have commandeered for himself.
Hall enters later to tend to his needs and catches a quick glimpse of him without his glasses. His eyes seem hollow; he quickly puts his glasses on. She starts to complain about the straw on the floor, but he tells her to put it on the bill and to knock before entering his rooms. She points out that he could lock his door if he doesnt want to be bothered, advice that he takes. He then works behind the locked door all afternoon. At one point, Mrs. Hall hears him raving about not being able to go on.
She hears a sound like a bottle being broken. Later she takes him tea and notes the broken glass and a stain on the floor. He again tells her to put it on the bill.
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Meanwhile Fearenside talks in the beer shop of Iping Hangar. Fearenside says that the stranger is a black man, an assumption derived from the absence of pink flesh when the trouser leg was ripped open. When reminded of the pink nose, Fearenside claims that the man must therefore be a piebald, or a part white, part black creature.
Notes Fearenside is more observant than even he realizes. Of course, Griffin knows that a close look at his torn pant leg will reveal a missing leg, but he also needs to get away from the dog until they can get the animal under control. Subtle differences among characters of the town are beginning to be revealed.
Hall notices a hollow look to the guests eyes, an appearance masked by the dark glasses he usually wears. His frustration is over the failure of his experiments; she notes the mess he makes but cleans up after him with minimal complaint when he gives her extra money.
Fearenside, on the other hand, liberally discusses the discoveries he has made as a result of the brief encounter. Fearenside refers to horses as an example of the patchy color that can happen when black and white are mixed. Cuss Interviews the Stranger Summary The stranger works diligently in his room until the end of April with only occasional skirmishes with Mrs.
Whenever she disapproves of anything he does, he quiets her with additional payment. He rarely goes out during the day, but goes out nearly every night, muffled up regardless of the weather. His identity becomes a topic of speculation in the town. Hall defends him, repeating his own words that he is an experimental investigator. The view of the town is that he is a criminal trying to escape justice.
Gould, the probationary assistant imagines that the man must be an anarchist who is preparing explosives. Another group of people believe he is a piebald and could make a lot of money if he chose to show himself at the fairs. All agree, however, that due to his habits of secrecy, they dislike him.
The young men begin to mock his bearing; a song called Bogey Man becomes popular and children follow at a distance calling out Bogey Man. The curiosity of a general practitioner named Cuss is aroused, and he contrives for an interview.
During the interview the stranger accidentally removes his hand from his pocket. Cuss is able to see down the empty sleeve to the elbow. Cuss questions him about moving an empty sleeve. The stranger laughs, then extends the empty sleeve toward Cusss face and pinches his nose. Cuss leaves in terror and tells his story to Bunting, the vicar. Notes In spite of Halls defense, Griffin will be the cause of his own destruction. Perhaps it is the frustration of always having to guard his secret that causes him to act offensively when challenged, but in any case, he could have handled the situation differently.
The deliberate pinching of Cusss nose is not only an unnecessary affront, but is also a mark of Griffins immaturity. Bringing pain upon others for the sake of his own amusement, however, will soon deteriorate to performing criminal acts. In fact, although Bunting is about to become Griffins new victim, Griffin has already been foraging at night for places that he could rob in order to maintain his materials and keep up with his rent.
This chapter nudges the plot forward a bit by bringing in Bunting the vicar. The actions which will follow begin to bring the town together in an awareness of a stranger in their midst. In order to carry that bottle, Mrs. Hall sends Mr. Hall to bring that bottle down. While bringing the bottle down, Mr. He enters and finds that the stranger is not there. Soon, he calls Mrs. Hall upwards and they both get to see his clothes being scattered there. While they wonder about the stranger, they hear some strange noises of sneezing and coughing etc.
Then the mess begins. The stranger starts disturbing the furniture, throwing things at the couple and scaring them. Ultimately, he lifts a four-legged chair and throw the couple out of the room. Hall faints whereas Mr. Hall awakens Millie in order to call some of the neighbours. She goes out and brings Mr. Hall is given some restoratives to bring her back to her senses. Before they all could plan to raid the room of the stranger, latter himself comes, covered from top to bottom with his usual appearance, and hands in the bottle to Mr.
George Hall stating that he had forgotten his bottle inside. Hall has stopped the food supply of the stranger as he has not paid his bills for last five days. Stranger, who is extremely hungry who has been waiting for his food since morning, has rung the bell thrice but not responded by Mrs.
Eventually, he comes out of room, calls one of the customers enjoying Whit Monday and asks him to call Mrs. Besides, she puts up some questions, at the time of being given the money by the stranger, from the stranger which infuriate him completely.
He starts taking his goggles, bandages and gloves off and becomes invisible.
He runs to the kitchen and brings some food from there. On the other hand, Mr. Hall brings a local village constable namely Mr. Bobby Jaffers who show Griffin a warrant and request him to accompany to police station for the probe. But, rather than supporting him, he starts beating him like hell and make him black and blue.
Even after being beaten a lot, police constable does not give up and manages to get hold on the stranger. Stranger gives in and asks for the reason of his arrest.
Stranger is told that he is accused of calling spirits and breaking in Mr. Stranger admits his fault and enacts as if he were ready to accompany him for the probe. But, taking the advantages, he unclothes himself and becomes invisible.
Thereafter, he beats Mr. Jaffers, Mr.
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Hall, Sandy Wadgers and everyone else who comes on his way. Having beaten all of them, he runs from there but vows to come back again to take revenge. Chapter-8 Name: In Transit Griffin escapes from Coach and Horses in search of someone who can help him out in arranging food, clothes and basic facilities.
On the way, he runs across Mr. Gibbons who is an amateur as well as naturalist. Griffin tries to get closer to him, but soon Mr. Gibbons gets to hear a strange noise of his sneezing and coughing.
Chapter-9 Name: Mr. Thomas Marvel Having failed to talk to Mr. Gibbons, Griffin moves towards Adder dean where he comes across a drunkard namely Mr. Thomas Marvel who is confused between a pair of shoes, which one to wear which one not to.
Griffin speaks from his back and advises him to put either pair. Hearing the voice, Marvel turns up but fails to see anyone there. Griffin tries his level best to convince about his invisibility but Marvel forbids to do so.
Finally, Griffin picks up some flints and throws at the drunkard man.
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One of the flints hits Marvel on his toe, thereafter he gets ready to everything being said by Griffin. Marvel requests him not to throw any more stone at him.
He gets ready to work for him when convinced by the stranger. Chapter Name: Mr. Hall who tells him about the privacy of the room. Marvel comes out of the inn and wait for something to happen. Soon he receives a big bundle kind of thing which he gets through the window and runs down the hill. It is actually committed by Griffin who enters his hired room and finds Mr. Cuss and Mr. Bunting sitting inside. He threatens them not to utter a single word and steals his diary, cheque book and other important things.
Griffin makes a bundle of it with the help of a table cloth and hands over the entire bundle to Mr. Thomas Marvel waiting outside the inn in the backyard. Marvel runs with the bundle. Griffin, who is already short tempered, loses his cool and starts beating the people of Iping. He breaks a street light and scares the people of Iping as much as he can.
He creates ruckus everywhere and generates a fear in the minds of people of Iping once again. Marvel Discusses His Resignation Mr. Marvel gets too tired to carry such a weight on his shoulder. Besides, he has to move on with the money Griffin has robbed from the people of Iping and other areas. Having been so tired, he offers his resignation to Griffin regretting his inability to run and walk as his job requires.
At first, Griffin accuses him of giving him a slip and later refuses to accept his resignation. While Marvel is sitting on a bench outside an inn, a mariner comes and starts suspecting the former.
Besides, he tells him about the news published in a local newspaper about ruckus created by the invisible man in the surrounding areas when promised by Marvel to disclose some more things about the invisible man.He has tried them on and found them too big, and is occupied in contemplating the boots when he hears a voice nearby.
He is like an evil schoolboy who enjoys pulling the legs off of flies just to see them squirm. He requests the colonel to come to his home and arrest Griffin as soon as possible. Griffin manages to evade his pursuers for a hour period except for one encounter with a middle-aged man who had apparently cornered him.
He made his way into a costume shop, hoping to make way with some clothes and dark glasses after the proprietor had gone to bed. Marvel escaped and landed in the police station.
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