discussion about a poem, writing homework help

Ralph Ellison Bio & Excerpt from Invisible Man, Ch. 1 “Battle Royal

write a paragraph of approximately 150 words that discusses the theme of the work and how that work might reflect an issue of significance during the time in which it was produced. You may want to review this video about theme: Your response should be a well-structured paragraph and use textual support where necessary. Make sure to include in-text citations and a Works Cited entry in MLA format.

After you’ve posted your response, respond to a peer’s post. Do you agree with his or her assessment of the theme? Why or why not? Your response to a peer should be in complete sentences and be approximately 100 words in length.