Battle Royal Questions and Answers
In "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison, what does the dancer represent? What's tattooed on her belly and why are they afraid to look? In what ways is the men's treatment of the dancer analagous to their treatment of the boys?
Discuss how the protagonist's expectations in "Battle Royal" are similar to what has come to be known as the American Dream: the assumption that ambition, hard work, perseverance, intelligence, and virtue always lead to success.
In Ralph Ellison' short story "Battle Royal," what is the significance of the fact that the narrator mixes up the terms "social responsibility" and "social equality" during his speech? What does the audience's reaction to his mistake suggest?
Why is it significant that the town is named Greenwood and that the other briefcase comes from Shad Whitmore's shop?
How does the grandfather’s point of view affect the reader’s perception of the grandson’s life in "Battle Royal"?
What is a battle royal and what is the narrator's attitude toward the battle in which he must participate? Why?
What could be the significance of the smoky atmosphere in the hall where the battle royal takes place in "Battle Royal"?
In Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal, what is the significance of the electrified rug covered with bills and coins? How does this scene show the power dynamic between the white men and the black boys?
Give the climax and epilogue from the story "Battle Royal." Support your answers with examples from the story.
In "Battle Royal," who are the protagonist and the antagonist? Give examples from the story to support your answer.
What special indignities are imposed on the narrator in "Battle Royal"? Why does he have difficulty delivering his speech? Why is he reminded that "you've got to know your place at all times"?
How can I analyze the symbolic purpose of the naked blonde in “Battle Royal” by Ellison? What is her purpose in the text, and how does it relate to the story’s exploration of racism and the American dream?
I need a thesis statement relating the hero's journey to Ralph Ellison's Battle Royal. Do you have any ideas?
Compare and contrast Ellison’s view of the South in “Battle Royal” and Faulkner’s in “Barn Burning.”
In the "Battle Royal" section of Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man, what are examples of tone, diction, and irony, particularly with respect to the influence of the past on the future?
Explain the difference between "social responsibility and social equality" in "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison.
In "Battle Royal", what does it mean to the narrator to have the superintendent of school at the hotel give his speech?
Compare and contrast Ralph Ellison's view of the South in "Battle Royal" with William Faulkner's in "A Rose for Emily."
What is the significance of the advice given by the narrator's grandfather in "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison?
Describe how the structure of "Battle Royal" underlies the story's attract on racism. i would like to know i have a paper to write about it
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