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    The Struggling Blindfold Racism has always been the most shocking phenomena of our world. Racism by itself seems very unnatural and provokes mixed feelings from the heart of each person. With any subject involving racism is bound to cause controversy and disagreements in modern day America. Being racially colorblind states that the best way to end discrimination is by treating each individual as equally as possible without regarding race, culture, and ethnicity. We, as a country, have an ordeal before

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    speech and still have some faith in Bledsoe. I mean, he obviously trusts him with the letters. If he did not he would have opened them before he gave them to the prospective employers. One of the first times the narrator removes a blindfold (I say a blindfold because he wears many) is when he eats the yams in the street. Yes this act gives him a sense of freedom, but it gives him an even greater realization. He believes that he can judge a good yam by merely looking at it. "You don't have to

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    The blindfold hides my vision. The car or truck or van, whatever vehicle I have been shoved into smells of chemicals and must. The smell is so strong I feel like I am back in my high school 's chemistry lab. I can hear the engine buzzing like a swarm of angry wasps. The brakes squeal with the slightest touch. In the background as soft as a whisper the radio plays songs I do not recognize. Almost as if the words are a foreign language. I can feel the jolting of the road. Every twist, turn, and hill

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    burned every single building. Due to fear of the Nazis, and of being burned alive, many Jews jumped to their death from high windows and rooftops. An eyewitness reported that “Those who try to escape from the flames are shot at. That is why mothers blindfold their children and throw them down

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    women in a well masked, descriptive manner. Although women are not given a large speaking role ,the readers still feel their presence throughout the novel. In the scene at the Central Station, the description of the symbols in the painting,the blindfold, the torch, and the darkness, allow the readers to see the darkness in the world and the thought that women should not be exposed to that darkness. Marlow believe that women are too fragile to know the truth and should instead be left in their beautiful

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    surrounding Marlow wear a symbolic blindfold to protect themselves from facing the true horrors of human nature. Since this blindfold is kept on, the situation is not able to be recognized and stopped by people who have no investments in Africa. This blindfold is supposed to be a safety blanket to protect people, but in reality they are the “folly in the face of danger” (Conrad 107). This blindfold does not prevent terrible acts from being committed; instead, the blindfold keeps people from

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    Battle Royal

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    “Battle Royal” to illustrate the black struggle for equality. These symbols include the stripper, the flag tattoo on the stripper’s stomach, the blindfold, and the battle itself. The stripper is symbolic of the connection between women and black people in the eyes of white men, and her tattoo symbolizes the freedom that the black men want. The blindfold is symbolic of the narrator’s blindness to the actions of the white men, as well as the limitations binding black people, and most evidently, the

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    Royal is a chapter from Ellison’s book Invisible Man, which is about an African American teenager who grows up in a society where he finds himself ‘invisible,’ as did Ellison himself. In Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal,” the American flag tattoo, the blindfold, and the grandfather’s deathbed symbolize the overall message that the African Americans were dominated by the whites. The narrator of the story is invited to a party, where he is supposed to present his speech in front of all the people who attend

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    Battle Royal Symbolism

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    Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. The use of symbolism gives readers the ability to find deeper meanings that are beyond what’s described on paper. In Ralph Ellison’s short story, “Battle Royale”, he uses blindfolds, the battle royal, and the narration to symbolize exactly what African Americans went through for equality and the struggle they had to endure. The Battle Royal symbolizes the way African Americans have been treated throughout history. The fight is between

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    The short story, Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison, a blindfold is used as one of the major symbols of the story. The blindfold symbolizes the narrator’s inability to see the battle he is truly up against. The African American narrator of the short story is invited to give a speech at a gathering of some of the towns white citizens after successfully delivering the same speech at his graduation. When the narrator arrives he is subjected to doing horrifying things. One of which is having to blindly and

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