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Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison Final Paper
“Battle Royal,” the first chapter of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a story told from the
first-person point of view. The story Is enriched with emotional details of what he has
experienced from the past and in the present time. Although most of what the narrator has
presented in the story might be true, it is also essential to understand that from first-person point
of view, most stories are considered to be subjective. In some cases, the narrated memories may
not be factual. This is because the narration is based on the experiences of the narrator alone.
Therefore, readers are forced to view the battle royal from the perspectives of the narrator.
The battle royal is a rite of passage characterized by brutality. Here, the naïve narrator is
thrust into a violent and chaotic world where the society becomes lawless. He states, “no rounds
and no bells at three-minute intervals" (Holland 230). Through participation in the battle royal,
the narrator has been able to learn that life is mainly characterized by struggle and it is from the
struggle that people get to survive. Despite this new unfolding, the narrator still believes in the
philosophy that success to blacks is presented in industry and education. The Battle Royal
introduces the theme of struggle that blacks undergo for a prize that they seem never to achieve.
Even if they achieve it, there must be an unusual struggle and effort put therein. This essay
analyzes the narrative, Battle Royal to help in drawing meaning.
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The battle royal is all a symbolism. Although the story is presented as a cultural rite of
passage, it is evident that there is one community that has to pass through a struggle for them to
survive. The symbolism in the battle royal is characterized by a struggle for social and political
power. Basically, the struggles are characterized by searching equality in gender, class, and race.
These are the three issues that the narrator has to get familiarized to so that he can clearly see his
position in America, a place for the Whites. The main complaint is that blacks are forced to live
in an area that is segregated from others, which according to him, is a denial of some human
rights. The symbolic elements used by the narrator in this scenario include the bras...