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The Portrayals Of The White Tiger

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Ironically, the contrasting white and black stripes of a white tiger parallel to the recurring theme of the story which encapsulates the struggle between corruption and righteousness throughout the story. The corruption of government was illustrated through the revealing of Balram’s education as a child when his teacher would steal the funds from his students for himself out of desperation which stemmed from the government not giving him his proper payment. The government’s corruption was referred to as the “Darkness” which like the black stripes of a tiger, was a cursed branding shared by everyone of low status in the country. However, for Balram, being known as the “White Tiger,” gave him the character of goodness in opposition to that of
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