The Theme of Race and Human Nature in Battle Royal

The analysis and depiction of how society treats its members is a much explored one today, yet the argument that society can be cruel and hateful was highly rejected at the time of these works’ publications, which is the argument that both Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” and Shirley Jackson’s “Lottery” makes. For instance, “Lottery”, which … Read more

The Theme of Race and Human Nature in Battle Royal

The analysis and depiction of how society treats its members is a much explored one today, yet the argument that society can be cruel and hateful was highly rejected at the time of these works’ publications, which is the argument that both Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” and Shirley Jackson’s “Lottery” makes. For instance, “Lottery”, which … Read more

Hardship of Black Teenagers Shift to Maturity As Described In, Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison and The Man Who Was Almost a Man By Richard Wright

In Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” and Richard Wright’s “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” two young black American teens nearing the age of adulthood in a time where their race was neglected and looked down upon struggle to understand the lessons of their youth as they each experience firsthand the consequences that follow each … Read more