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Ralph Ellison Battle Royal Analysis

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“Battle Royal” is a short story written by Ralph Ellison; The plot starts off when the narrator is preparing to deliver his oration speech at this local gathering lead by mostly rich White men. However, the gathering goes very downhill and the narrator including his peers are forced to participate in disturbing activities that involve mostly embarrassing themselves. Once the narrator finally gets to deliver his speech, he’s faced with confrontation and ridicule from the audience. Yet, in the end, he receives a four-year scholarship to a Black college and ends up having an odd dream about his late grandfather. In the short story, some of the events that occur show that regardless of one’s discipline, they will still be met with judgment. Earlier
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