Battle Royale Analysis

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Response Essay W5 In “Battle Royale”, the first chapter of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the chapter uses a variation of dialect in the narrator’s tone of voice throughout the reading to carry out his position of a past he was naive of. The narrator takes his reader on a flashback of a time he was invited to give his high school graduation speech at a gathering where he unknowingly would be a part of a circus act in a room full of white citizens before he may present his speech. “I wanted to deliver my speech and he came at me as though he meant to beat it out of me.” (1216) Over and over again throughout his battle in the ring he thought of nothing more but to say it. Henry Louis Gates “Signifying Monkey” should be applied to this short

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