as an observer, i sometimes feel the fomo
as a participant, i realize what my true self is
as an observer, i can be anywhere
as a participant, i'm confined to one place
In The Invisible Man, Griffin reanimates and personifies a Platonic dream of becoming pure intellect. Well's novel therefore dramatizes in tragicomic form its protagonist's doomed desire to deny that his corporeal frame fatally impedes his intellectual and spiritual ambitions. In striving to escape his body, the Invisible Man imprisons himself in it. In trying to become superhuman, he becomes subhuman.