After I study the story “Battle Royal” by Ralf Ellison, I could not restrain my thoughts about concerns of morality and what it has to do with reality, from clashing in to one another in my thoughts. As these two absolutely different tips have been pushing me to the brink of madness, my mind began to click. The swirling messy cocktail of two abstract concepts began taking shape as I started remembering what I had discovered earlier in school, and from my summer readings. At this point I came to the realization that a persons reality, that is that persons mental reflection of the society and or time in which he or she reside in, is consistent with that persons morality or standards of suitable and wrong. I recognize that my notion of a person’s reality becoming consistent with morality is rather confusing. I also except the reality that there are generally exceptions to guidelines. In this case it being that some peoples moralities contradicting their reality. Having said that this realization of mine tends to make ideal sense to me, and I will try to clarify my thoughts to you in hopes that by the time you are completed reading this essay you will fully grasp what I imply.
The story “Battle Royal” is the crucial in understanding and seeing the relationship amongst morality and reality. The characters in this story, namely the grandfather and his grandson, reveal to us their individuality, principles, morals, and ethics undertaking so they unfold a map that reveals their mental reality. Due to the fact 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 in. Having said that to clarify my thoughts I will use Book five of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to elaborate more about reality and morality. And from that I will show you how the grandson breaks away from the reality that he is been taught to see, and measures in to the light that his grandfather guide’s him too prior to he dies.