CHOICE IS NOT FREEDOM: DEGREES OF SLAVERY IN ARAVIND ADIGA’S THE WHITE TIGER

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The White Tiger displays one of the darkest approaches to urban contemporary life: the average, insubstantial man killing in order to procure money and start life on his own – no excuse and no remorse, only the trajectory of his deeds. Adiga portraysIndia – but we can broaden geographical limits – in one of its plausible conditions: a territory in which human involution is possible and manifests itself, a land not of dreams and Light, but of a hurting and present Darkness. The reader may be horrified at first, yet the very next moment he can start counting individuals that …