2 Mr. Norton General Pershing (72) Thomas Jefferson (77) John D. Rockefeller; the Messiah (78)The Creator (79)A formless white death (86)Great white father; lyncher of souls (93)White-suited St. Nicholas (107)
3 The Vet (The Wise Man)Of the narrator: “ ‘Behold! a walking zombie! Already he’s learned to repress not only his emotions but his humanity. He’s invisible, a walking personification of the Negative, the most perfect achievement of your dreams, sir! The mechanical man!’ ” (94).To Norton: “ ‘To you he is a mark on the scorecard of your achievement, a thing and not a man; a child, or even less— a black amorphous thing. And you, for all your power, are not a man to him, but a God, a force—’ ”(95).
4 Dr. Bledsoe (The Shape Shifter) “Just inside the building I got another shock. As we approached a mirror Dr. Bledsoe stopped and composed his angry face like a sculptor, making it a bland mask...” (102).To Norton: “ ‘Don’t be kind, sir,’ Dr. Bledsoe said. ‘You can’t be soft with these people’ ” (104).Of Bledsoe’s suit: “[Y]et for all its elegance, he managed to make himself look humble” (114).“He was our coal-black daddy of whom we were afraid” (116).
5 Architectonic Elements VEILSof the mind: pg. 103 & pg. 135MOCKERYmockingbird on pg. 134Bledsoe on pg. 138
6 Architectonic Elements A SPOT OF BLACK IN WHITEDr. Bledsoe on pp : “ ‘This is a power set-up, son, and I’m at the controls.’ ”