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The Grandfathers Dream in Ralph Ellisons Battle Royal Symbolism is used throughout Ralph Ellisons Battle Royal Symbols have more than one meaning than what appears to be the central idea Symbols in this story are very contradictory The main character is also the narrator who tells the story after he has become an educated adult In Ralph Ellisons Battle Royal symbolism is used in the narrators dream of his Grandfather to make him realize what he would have to achieve and strive for to have a successful life The Grandfather had been a meek person all his life On his deathbed he said some words that startled his family He said our life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days a spy in the enemy country223 Instead of the Grandfather being direct with his family his last words were full of symbolism This puzzled the family It would be up to them to interpret what the Grandfather meant The Grandfathers last words caused anxiety among the family The narrator let the words disturb him when he did something good The narrator said The old mans words were like a curse 244 He felt this way because he did not understand his Grandfathers cautious way of telling him how the world is how he will always be the minority and that he must be able to think for himself The Grandfather knew it would effect the family more my symbolizing what he believed about life instead of coming out and telling them about it The Grandfather knew the type of life he had led He was not an educated man he struggled all his life The Grandfather only way of surviving in such a harsh world was to be nice to the race that was superior to him at that time The only way he could survive was to overcomeem with yesses 223 Despite the fact that
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