In the story, battle royal the boy was invite to give a speech and to receive an award at a gathering of the town’s leading white citizens. At the gathering, the boy faces a lot of prejudice of being call a nigger and a sonsafabitch.
The gathering was in the main ballroom of the leading hotel. The boy had to use the servants’ elevator to get to the ballroom. When the boy got there, he was told that since he is there he might as well take part in the battle royal to be fought by some of his schoolmates as part of the entertainment. Before the battle royal, get started someone in the crowd yell insisting for the battle royal to begin. “Get going in there!” “Let me at that big nigger!” and “Let me at those black sonsabitches!” someone yelled prejudicially. Then another voice yells, “I want to get at that ginger-colored nigger. Tear him limb from limb.” The boy stood against the ropes trembling, thinking that the person who is yelling those words might crunch him between their teeth like a crisp ginger cookie.
Finally, the boy was invite for one occasion but ended up taking part in the battle royal. In which he faces a lot of insults and prejudice words coming from people in the gathering. The boy did nit overcome that prejudice because he was frighten that he was going to be hurt by the people in the gathering.