Battle Royal Part 1

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  • Exposition
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  • Rising action
  • Grandpa is dying and has spoken of a dream he has had which is giving the family lots of concern. He was raised during the time when slaves were freed, yet he wants his grandson to turn against the whites and not feel inferior to those white individuals with more power.
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  • The family not only is upset that he's dying, but is more worried about his influence on his grandson and the interpretation of his dream. They realize he's old and is dying, but is he meaning what he is saying to the grandson? After his continuous loyalty after all these years, he is teaching his naive grandson to turn against those who over-power him.
  • Climax
  • The young boy attends an all black school and has worked hard his whole life. He is then named Valedictorian of his class, is given the opportunity to give his speech at graduation, and is recognized for all his achievements throughout school.
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  • The Superintendent has invited him to re-give he speech at a ballroom in front of high-powered individuals, and recognizes him for all his achievements throughout his life. With this recognition, the young boy then feels special and inferior to the other boys in his class.
  • Once the young boy arrives at the ballroom, he is then told he will be fighting in the Battle Royale which completely throws off his thoughts because he is worried this will affect his speech. He and his classmates are tempted and distracted by the young, naked woman who is dancing in front of them, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol which isn't widely accepted for women. They understand the consequences of looking at the naked, white woman, yet she continues to be overlooked as entertainment for them and the white folks.
  • The young boy was then drug into the ring fighting for his life, and all he was concerned about was how was this going to affect his speech. They were blind-folded and considered entertainment for all the powerful individuals over the white folks. He knew is smart and realizes that in this situation he must use his smarts to his advantage in order to win the money.
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