symbolism used in ralph ellison’s battle royal
compose a three page literary analysis of the symbolism used in ralph ellison’s battle royal
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In the novel, “Battle Royal”, the narrator is a man in his 40s reminiscing on his life while he was still young. He recalls the time when he had not discovered his true identity, and goes on to relate an anecdote that concerns his grandfather who shocked his family while on his deathbed by revealing that he was both a traitor and a spy to his own race. The narrator goes on to reveal his high school graduation and the humiliation he went through before being allowed to deliver his speech. After the speech, the narrator says he was given a prize, which was scholarship to a local college for Negroes. During that night..
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