In Chapters 17-18 he undergoes a change from Chapter 14 to learning to become a new identity to becoming a chief spokesperson for the Harlem District. The way he is becoming a leader for district is because he knows that he can be someone without losing his own reputation. The reason he feels like a leader is because he ends up getting his first office and gives an important speech when he first arrives. Once he gave the speech he broke, meaning he lost control, along with his fellow members who seem to protest of what seems to be racist policies in the Harlem District. In order to straighten things out he puts together a meeting for the community leaders of Brotherhood to support him against fair eviction. While he is still ongoing a new identity, he is becoming known by the community. While the narrator is under stressed he then receives an anonymous letter thinking it was one of the members who secretly want to bring him down. He likes to keep things under control but whoever sent him the letter is trying to break him into showing who he really and where he came from. One of the members suggest that he keeps the letter away from the drama and hints that some of the members of Brotherhood hold racist attitudes and that he should disregard them. The narrator is trying too hard to become a hero figure but Westrum is in the way of ruining his reputation. A commotion is going on of Westrum accusing the narrator for using Brotherhood for ambitions. By that time he lost all control and got transfered to be a women's rights spokesperson.