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After I read the story Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison I could not restrain my thoughts about issues of morality and what it has to do with reality from clashing in to one another in my mind As these two completely different ideas were pushing me to the brink of madness my mind began to click At this point I came to the realization that a persons reality that is that persons mental reflection of the society andor time in which he or she lives is consistent with that persons morality or standards of right and wrong I realize that my concept of a persons reality being consistent with morality is quite confusing I also accept the fact that there are always exceptions to rules The story Battle Royal is the key in understanding and seeing the relationship between morality and reality The characters in this story namely the grandfather and his grandson reveal to us their individuality principles morals and ethics Doing so they unfold a map that reveals their mental reality Because their principals morals and ethics reveal to us their mental reality then their mental reality discloses the reality of the society in which they live Battle Royal is a story about a black boy that is psychologically wakened when he overhears what his grandfather says on his deathbed to his father Our heros journey toward the light truth is started a long time ago However in the beginning he is unable to get on the right course due to the wrong advice he is given by different people he says it as All my life I had been looking for something and everywhere that I turned someone tried to tell me what it was I accepted their answers too though they were often in contradiction 223 Because each time that he accepts their advice he is little by little
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