“Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison provides a realistic portrait of the difficulty of being a black person in a community dominated by white men. Mr. Ellison uses several symbols in “Battle Royal” to illustrate the black struggle for equality. The story takes place in the southern United States in the 1950s when black people were starting to stand up for their rights and had a voice. The story is narrated by a young man who rises above his peers in school and is near graduation from high school. A town meeting is planned for that evening and he is scheduled to give a speech to everyone there. What occurs it not exactly what the narrator expects but he drives on and is only worried about presenting the speech. Even through all the turmoil the young black man makes it through these treacherous events and is rewarded, but must hold his tongue when trying to speak his mind. The young woman in the middle of the ring before the fight gives Mr. Ellison multiple opportunities to describe the struggle for equality during this time period. She represents how women had just as little choice as the black boys in a society run by white men. The white men threatened the black boys if they looked during the dance. From the descriptions, the woman did not want to participate in this but she had no choice. She was also viewed as less than a person in the same manner that the black boys were. This is shown by the narrator of the story through his observations of the woman’s reaction to being touched, chased, and lifted into the air by the drunken white men. The young woman’s American flag tattoo is also a representation of the freedom that the black society is trying to attain. The tattoo itself and the placement of it on the woman’s body represents the freedom the black men will have when they are equals to white men. The white blindfold the narrator wears is another symbol of “blindness” to the white man’s intentions. The black boys also misunderstand the money scattered on the rug and their intentions toward the narrator and his speech. During his speech the narrator misspeaks and a white man responds “Well, you had better speak more slowly so we can understand. We mean to do right by you, but you’ve got to know your place at all times.” The white man is trying to make it seem as if he is on the narrator’s side while still maintaining superiority, as a father would do to his child. Although the white men award the narrator with a scholarship to a Negro college, it is, without a doubt, far cheaper and inferior to any white college at the time. The white blindfold also represents the restrictions put on the blacks by white men. The blindfold makes the narrator feel dehumanized, like he has no control. The narrator does not see why the blindfold is placed on him and the whites use this to keep control over…
The Steps on Donating Blood
There are a lot of steps before and after donating blood. A process must be followed; the procedures must be taken in order to prepare a potential donor. Making the connection, getting prepared, and then finishing up with a rest to send the patient on his/her way. In following these procedures the donor has saved at least 5 lives.
First of all making a connection…
Mans Ring 1
A REAL MANS RING
A Real Mans Ring: Gender and the Invention of Tradition
Taft College, Bakersfield
Word count: 777
Mans Ring 2 A REAL MANS RING: GENDER AND THE INVENTION OFTRADITION
I Found the article A Real mans Ring: Gender and the…
Mark. "Choosing Promise And Claddagh Rings." (2011): n. page. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. <http://www.english-magazine.org/index.php/culture/1840-culturearticle.html>.
The main point of this article is the significance of the promise ring and the claddagh ring.
You can use promise rings if you are not planning to get married or you can use claddagh rings as one of your choices as well which is mostly used in the Irish culture.
Claddagh rings look like two clasped hands around a…
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Recently I decided to schedule an appointment to donate plasma with great hesitation because of my fear of needles and extremely hard time it takes a phlebotomist to draw my blood. Surprisingly, the representative I spoke with encouraged me to donate platelets or red blood cells over plasma. Leaving me somewhat confused because of the great need for plasma, and I was offering to donate without compensation, I asked why she suggested this…
Year 11 Philosophy
“Ring of Gyges” – Article
Without consequences would you do anything you want?
“With great power, comes great responsibility” was famously said to Peter Parker in the first Spiderman film. What if, the ‘great power’ was an invisible ring? And the ‘responsibility’ was to remain/become a good person. Is it possible? Well Spiderman certainly managed to anonymously fight crime and be a good person, but is…
The Lord of the Rings is the epic trilogy in my life. The Fellowship of the Ring, is without a doubt the best book of the three. Why? The first point I would like to state is that J. R. R. Tolkien, which I will refer to as just Tolkien from this point on, had a world created that no in literature has ever done before. He had created a whole world full of different races, civilizations, and a history for everything in both categories. The sheer detail of it all frightens me and makes me wonder how…
The Ring in all its manifestations; the Japanese novel, the Japanese film, and the American film, although deemed successful in its simplicity function to stage a film instilling horror within its viewers, it also offers much open speculation about the anxiety that is created by the development of communication technologies. All versions introduce startling insights into the relationship between changes in media forms and widespread fears of contagion. For it is this fascination and welcoming…
system of planetary rings, which makes it the most visually remarkable object in the solar system. The rings extend from 6,630 km to 120,700 km above Saturn's equator, average approximately 20 meters in thickness and are composed of 93% water ice with traces of tholin impurities and 7% amorphous carbon. The particles that make up the rings range in size from specks of dust up to 10 m. There are two main theories regarding the origin of the rings. One theory is that the rings are remnants of a destroyed…
Paragraphs – The Bora Ring
Paragraph 1: The poet expresses an understanding of the significance of a physical place in representing cultural identity.
In the poem, Bora Ring by Judith Wright, the poet expresses the significance of a place in representing cultural identity. In encountering a long abandoned Bora Ring, the persona is led to reflect on the significance of place in embodying cultural identity. This highlights the impact of white settlement on Indigenous culture and the ceremonial…
discounted cash flow method (DCF). There are other methods I will touch on such as market multiples. This step by step guide should provide solid basis for how to value a company.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation: Step by Step.
Step 1. Determine our forecast period. 5 years will be about as far out as we want to go. The further out we project, the less accurate the projections will be.
Step 2. It’s important to find the free cash flows of the firm we are looking into. We will want to make a realistic…