Comparative analyses respond for two stories
Comparative analyses respond for two stories: The story Battle Royal concerns a young dark boy during the time of colonization. The story was written in 1952 by Ralph Ellison and starts by narrating about the boy’s grandfather before his death.
He confesses to being a traitor to the white man by agreeing to their every demand, becoming happy whenever they interacted a way to show his obedience to them, while all through he was mocking them. The revelation scares the family, and it acts as a stepping stone to the young man’s life by writing a speech about it.
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They are made to engage in demeaning activities as entertainment. The naked lady is also a symbolism. Her dancing while nude also brings out the inequality of power held by white men that make them superior. Walter and his family go through struggle.
Poverty is a major problem as depicted in their house being infested by coach roaches and them sharing a bathroom with their neighbors. His dream of becoming wealthy also leads to him losing part of the money that would have ensured their future leading to them struggling.
Ellison, Ralph, and peter Francis James. Invisible Man. Recorded Books, 2000:1-120