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King of the Bingo Game
The Explicator (2000)
  • Charlie Sweet, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hal Blythe, Eastern Kentucky University
Critics have long recognized symbolism as one of Ralph Ellison's favorite devices. However, a lesser-known technique, juxtaposition, illuminates the racism theme so prominent in his classic short story "King of the Bingo Game." By contrasting the main character's major fantasy with his real-life situation, Ellison makes more poignant the gap between white and black America in the 1930s.
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Publication Date
Summer 2000
Citation Information
Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. "King of the Bingo Game" The Explicator Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2000)
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