Essay On Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire is truly a “rags to riches” story of a young boy from the slums of Mumbai, India. It was a very popular movie when it debuted in theaters spring 2009. This movie fits into our developing world theme perfectly, especially with the “India: Success at Home”, that is just what this movie is about. Along with a young boy raised in poverty suddenly winning 20 million dollars, Slumdog Millionaire shows us that anything is possible while also covering aspects of society and class, fate and free will, and perseverance.
In this thrilling, modern day fairytale a young 18-year-old boy named Jamal lands a spot competing on India’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Nothing seems peculiar until this “Slumdog” coincidentally starts to get every question right. Once the prize money got up to a million dollars the host accuses Jamal of being a cheater and the police kidnap him after the show for questioning. Through this interrogation of how he knew each answer we get a back story into Jamal’s life. Each flashback as he explains it to the police shows us how he knew the answer to all the questions that were asked.
India is the world’s second most populous nation, behind China, and has the most unequal economy, housing both extreme
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He is for certain that his main goal in life is to rescue Latika and for them to live happily ever after by any means. We can see the determination in him from the very beginning when his brother locks him in the outhouse so he can’t see his favorite actor, Amitab. He sets his mind to it, escapes, and is the only one to get close enough to this superstar to get an autograph. Since that instance we have seen young Jamal grow up having to battle the death of his mother, poverty, ruthless slumlords, and torture at the hands of the police to win millions and find his dream girl. Granted through all the trails and tribulations he faced, his persistence kept him moving

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