The White Tiger

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  • Subalternism In The White Tiger

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    and subalternity as elements in postcolonial theory. She argues that class and caste barriers continue to exist with only limited infractions between the two Indias presented in the works. The study titled “Major Themes in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger” (2010) by Sarika Dubey and Kishwar Jahan Begum offers a refreshing Dalit perspective on the novel. While they appreciate Adiga’s attempts in lifting the veil on the seldom-publicised truths of life in modern India, they shun the protagonist’s violent

  • The White Tiger Analysis

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    The novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, is a story narrated through numerous letters written to the Premier of china by a man named Balram. Ultimately, Balram is trying to describe class struggles in India and what dire measures are needed to overcome adversity. Balram mentions that there are two parts of India, the darkness and the light. He states that everyone in the darkness is sleeping and they know their fate but do nothing about it. “The greatest thing to come out of this country. .

  • The White Tiger Analysis

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    Written by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger tells the story of a man who went from living with nothing to someone with everything he could ever want. Balram Halwai grows up in “the Darkness,” an area of India where, among other things, family was the main source of life and contempt for family was of the utmost evil. When he decides to find a job outside of his social circle, Balram’s family implores him to send money home to sustain them. He finally hits his final straw when his grandmother begins

  • Symbolism In The White Tiger

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    and women who people the works of Adiga before and after globalisation is astounding. Compared to the middle class residents of Vishram Society in Last Man in Tower and the protagonist in The White

  • The White Tiger By Avarind Adiga

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    The White Tiger by Avarind Adiga is a satire on the reality of India and the life of the people who live there. The author’s intent is to illustrate the darker side to India that is not part of the original Western idea of India. Issues such as corruption in government and the police and sexual violence are highlighted in this novel. Although this work is realistic fiction the issues presented in this novel are relevant and are present in India today. Newspapers such as the Guardian and the New York

  • The White Tiger Research Paper

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    Within The White Tiger, Indian society, which is extremely corrupt, is depicted as a world of predator and prey, with the rich taking full advantage of the poor; for one to even reach the same playing field as those at the very top of Indian society, one must adopt the corruption of the upper class and learn to be a predator themselves. We see this with the novels unreliable and narcissistic narrator, Balram, who grew up poor and with very little formal education. Throughout his youth he witnessed

  • Social Criticism Of The White Tiger

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    This paper focuses on the ‘subaltern’ community in the post colonial society. Adiga’s The White Tiger throws a ray in the downtrodden and oppressed in the modern world. Adiga being the mouth piece of the deprived, lonely and alienated section of the society through his character Balram. He represents Balram as the white tiger which is the rare kind of animal who has the matchless intellectuality being born in the dark side of India. For Adiga Darkness refers to the oppressed community which is the

  • Examples Of Metaphors In The White Tiger

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    Research Question: How does Aravind Adiga use metaphors in “The White Tiger” to highlight the contrast between the different sections of Indian society? Introduction: Typically, we identify metaphors to be the figure of speech that draws an indirect comparison to bring out an enhanced rhetoric effect. However, metaphors are so strongly ingrained in our language, that all of us think, write, and even speak in metaphors every day. Ironically, the word metaphor itself is a metaphor, as “metaphor” stems

  • Social Inequality In The White Tiger

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    One such indigenous worker, a driver named Balram Halwai, is the narrator and protagonist of Aravind Adiga’s forthright debut novel, The White Tiger, which has been the contenders for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Balram’s inception-embody a common Indian story. Born as a poor villager, funny, musing Balram ends up as driver for a deprave businessmen in Gurgaon, Delhi satellite city saturate with malls and IT offices. His employer, propound him a false wave of tenderness and hope but doesn’t dither

  • Analysis Of The Book ' The White Tiger '

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    The White Tiger is a novel, in which Aravind Adiga deals with the issue of class and caste difference. The narrative attempts to highlight struggle and exploitation of the common and poor strata of society of India. It is in that sense it is a realistic novel identifying and reflecting over the burning issues of the society. Through the psycho realistic narrative the author presents the gloomier picture of the rural life at the protagonist’s native, Laxmangarh. The protagonist is an aspirant of becoming