Define: an image or overarching symbol that encompasses an overall work
What needs to be changed in this sentence, if anything? The women was too preoccupied, to notice her son crying.
"Women" change to "woman," and the comma should be removed.
In this passage from "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, what is the purpose of Ellison's common theme of comparing man to machine?
Ellison is commenting on the groups the main character encounters, making the comparison that the people around him are making decisions based on the conduct of society, and not of their own minds.