English 4 Battle Royal
Think about symbolism in the “Battle Royal”. Ellison uses the most provocative symbols imaginable –when we think about race in America. We can think of so many ties to modern circumstances and controversies. Identify at least two symbols from “Battle Royal” and decide what they symbolize and how you know that from what Ellison wrote. Go to the text. Be ready to discuss and throw out responses. And follow up questions. I’ll leave this forum open until Wednesday night. Feel free to return and add more comments. You are able to reply to other students. The same standards for discussion apply here as in class.
In general, for the “Battle Royal” class discussion, feel free to: 1) pose Socratic Seminar-type questions for your classmates, 2) make comments to extend the conversation 3) highlight relevant points within the text