Essay Analysis Of The Book ' The Rug '

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the rug. With all of this coming to a close, with the savage white folks beating and humiliating the young black schoolboys they are told to leave with the money collected.

Finally the moment he has been waiting for, he is giving the opportunity to give his speech, with his face black and blue and the blood filling his throat he is able to put it all away and deliver his speech but in giving it the men all are laughing and carrying on in conversation among themselves. They mock him at times and tease him by asking him to repeat his words, he eventually gets so fed up he says the words “social equally” the whole room goes quite because those were words that were not spoken in that time in history. He able to call that a mistake and continues his speech in blaming the blood in his mouth caused him to say when he meant social responsibly. At the end of his speech they cheered as they gave him a briefcase containing a scholarship to the state college for Negros. Following the ending our narrator has a dream about his grandfather giving him a paper with the words “To Whom It May Concern” “Keep This Nigger-Boy Running.” (Ellison 510) it symbols the struggles black people had to go through and to beware of the whites belittling them.

During the time of this writing “Battle Royal” it was where African Americans did not any sorts of rights. They were just giving the ability to attend school (blacks only), they still weren’t giving the normal human rights to be…

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