In "Battle Royal" Chapter 1 of Invisible Man, what does the naked blonde lady represent?

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Some scholars have interpreted the naked blonde lady as a symbol of the unattainable nature of the American Dream for African Americans. It's notable that the exotic dancer has a tattoo of the stars and stripes on her belly. This could be interpreted as a symbol of the American Dream and the promise it holds for those who seek to attain it. But for the young African American boys forced to slug it out in front of a baying crowd of white men, the American Dream will forever be just that. The presence of the blonde stripper is a none-too-subtle reminder to them that...

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