Aravind Adiga

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  • Influence Of Social Identity In The White Tiger, By Aravind Adiga

    “People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from" (Lorenza).In the novel The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, we follow the emails sent to the premier Wen Jiabao of China, from Balram Halwai. He explains to the premier his life as a successful entrepreneur in India and all the challenges he has faced to achieve that position. In the novel, it shows how our social identity affects how we face life and its problems. It is affected by what you think of yourself, what society tells you, and by how wealthy you are. Our social identity is affected by what we think of ourselves. As a child, Balram used to excel at school and learn through his…

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  • The White Tiger Balram Character Analysis

    Psychologically, people act in different ways depending on who they are with and who they have been with. People’s actions can also change as the environment around them changes. Characters from The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga portray these characteristics as they move from city to city. Balram responds to his environment with changing levels rebellion and obedience because of his changing perspectives and goals. As authority in Balram’s life increases, Balram is introduced to a new…

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  • The White Tiger, By Aravind Adiga

    Globalization and Indian Traditional Family Value System “As people get older, they get married, have kids. I’m not married. I don’t have kids, so I’m able to focus 100 percent on this,” said Steven Lopez. When people have family, they have to responsible for them, hence it means sacrificing their times, and interests. In The White Tiger written by Aravind Adiga, family is clearly illustrated as a factor that traps Balram in the “Darkness.” Balram has to follow what his family told him to, and…

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  • Characterism In The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga

    came in and sniffed as we were mopping the blood off the floor. The ward boys petter her and fed her a plump carrot as we mopped our father’s infected blood off the floor. (Adiga 42) The lack of care exhibited by the hospital emphasizes the harsh reality of just how terrible life is for the impoverished in India. Balram spoke in high honor of his father and mentions that his father “never crouched,” like the servants were expected to on his job - that he “preferred to stand” (Adiga 20). A…

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  • Analysis Of Selection Day By Aravind Adiga

    Where would children be without their parents? The familial relationship is a sacred bond as parents nurture their youngsters into adulthood. However, what if this bond was not seen as a cherished aspect in the relationship, but as a burden? It goes without saying that parents play a crucial role when it comes to the natural development of their child. The bonds that are created in the natural development aspect of their lives are crucial to the growth and mental understanding of their…

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  • Analysis Of Last Christmas In Bandra Of Aravind Adiga

    Born and brought up in a traditional South Indian family, Adiga is a true Indian both in spirit and thought. Much has been said about Adiga as an outstanding and an unassailable story teller. If Mulkraj Anand is considered as a socially committed novelist, Adiga is often applauded as a painter of vivid Kittur, a microcosm of Indian social milieu. Adiga has published four short stories The Sultan’s Battery, Smack, Last Christmas in Bandra and The Elephant between 2008 and 2009, drawing upon…

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  • Analysis Of The White Tiger, By Aravind Adiga

    In The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga portrays a gut-wrenching, vivid display of a country that is defined by the oppression of the proletariat by both the super-structure and bourgeoisie. India is a relatively new “free” country, and can be defined by three periods: the early caste/pre-colonization, the British rule/colonization, and Western globalization/post-colonization. During the last period, an economy based in capitalism grew from the ashes of the previous British colonization where a vacuum…

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  • Self-Preservation And Corruption In The White Tiger, By Aravind Adiga

    The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, is a novel that focuses on the life of Balram, the son of an Indian rickshaw driver. Balram is writing a letter to Wen Jiabao, an important Chinese official who has embarked on a diplomatic visit to India. He decides to tell Jiabao his life story in an attempt to educate the man about Indian entrepreneurship, because he truly believes that his story is more accurate than the political accounts he is sure the Chinese official will hear. Balram chronologically…

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  • Individualism In White Tiger

    In Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, the narrator Balram portrays himself as an anti-hero; while accepting his status as a murderer, Balram also fights against the systemic poverty and oppression the poor of India face due to the corruption and simple negligence of the wealthy and powerful of India. Balram compares the plight of the poor with the image of the Great Indian Rooster Coop, where hundreds of chickens stand immobilized in a slaughterhouse, knowing full well of their futures. Balram…

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  • The White Tiger: A Comparative Analysis

    Many novels out there can change an individual 's views on his/her global vision, and they may even change the way they look at humanity and learn a few truths about humanity. In this comparative essay the similarities and differences of The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga and 419, by Will Ferguson, will be identified, and the similarities and differences will be used to identify what global vision exists and what universal lessons are being enforced through the global visions. Also how these…

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