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    “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 Essay

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    Aravind Adiga portrays the use of literary devices in his novel, The White Tiger, when he implements symbolism, and the motif of pairs and dualities. In the novel, Adiga effectively demonstrates how the use of literary devices creates a greater insight into Balram’s view of India in order to engage the readers throughout the book. Balram’s outlook of India is presented through the author’s effective use of symbolism, which engages the readers in understanding Balram’s view. At…

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    Being light or dark is what Aravind Adiga talks about in his novel, The White Tiger. In this novel, the main characters are Balram, Ashok and Balram’s family members. The novel is about the main character, Balram being born in poverty, but ending up succeeding in a dark way. Balram disliked being in the dark, so consequently he killed his boss, which leads him to be the boss himself. There is always dark in light. First, there is always dark in light. After killing his boss, when Balram is…

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    White Tiger Sparknotes

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    Aravind Adiga uses his novel, The White Tiger, to create a cautionary tale. In his work of fiction Adiga tries to shed some light on parts of India that we wouldn’t normally see. In an article written by Ann Mandelstamm for Occasional Planet, Mandelstamm writes that the book “is chilling because it reveals a society in which the poorest classes have little hope of ever improving their lives”. I agree that Adiga is using the main character, Balram Halwai’s, narrative to show us the negatives of…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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