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In A brothers Murder by Bent Staples and Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison the connection between race and violence is evident Both stories stereotype the black community in different ways In A Brothers Murder the author basically wants to point out the growing number of young black males killing other black males to improve their manhood On the other story the author tried to imply that being black in that period was very difficult because they were not looked upon as much as the white people of the same age and also that black people were only entertainment for white people Brent Staples wrote about a subject that I have passionate feeling for and is the very controversial issue that affects many neighborhood the issue of black on black murder In A Brothers Murder Staples begins describing the scene of violence in which his brother was murdered saying the circumstances under which black men in their teens and twenties kill one another with such frequency Also according to Staples young black males in their teens and early twenties are far and away the most likely to murder or be murder I think that the author stereotype the idea that many young black males assert that manhood comes from how they act in their neighborhoods They think that the way they dress act walk and talk will make them look as big men and that does not work like that Real men know spiritually that they are men Real men do not need someone or something to express their manhood In Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison the protagonist did not want to follow the advice that his grandfather gave him The old man told him Live with your head in the lions mouth overcome them with yases Let em swother you till they vomit These words really scared him so he
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