History Literature / TheWhiteTiger

8th Sep '17 3:19:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* VillainProtagonist: Balram, to some. [[BlackAndGreyMorality It's really hard to tell]].

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* VillainProtagonist: Balram, to some. [[BlackAndGreyMorality [[BlackAndGrayMorality It's really hard to tell]].
7th Jul '16 3:40:04 PM MarkLungo
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Chock full of {{satire}} and {{black humor}}, ''The White Tiger'' depicts the life of Balram Halwai--the eponymous White Tiger who only comes 'once in a generation--of how he starts as a lowly driver from the darkness of UsefulNotes/{{India}} and manages to become a successful social entrepeneur with cunning, intelligence, and murder.

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Chock full of {{satire}} and {{black humor}}, ''The White Tiger'' depicts the life of Balram Halwai--the eponymous White Tiger who only comes 'once in a generation--of how he starts as a lowly driver from the darkness Darkness of UsefulNotes/{{India}} and manages to become a successful social entrepeneur with cunning, intelligence, and murder.



* UnreliableNarrator: All we know is what Balram writes. Given that he is a confessed murderer, thief and fraudster the reader should not take his statement at face value. Even if we foolishly assume he is perfectly honest, it is entirely his self-justifying rememberance and his perspective we get.

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* UnreliableNarrator: All we know is what Balram writes. Given that he is a confessed murderer, thief and fraudster the reader should not take his statement statements at face value. Even if we foolishly assume he is perfectly honest, it is entirely his self-justifying rememberance and his perspective we get.
6th Jul '16 1:09:37 PM MarkLungo
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Chock full of satire and black humor, the White Tiger depicts the life of Balram Halwai--the eponymous White Tiger who only comes 'once in a generation--of how he starts as a lowly driver from the Darkness of India and manages to become a successful social entrepeneur with cunning, intelligence, and murder.

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Chock full of satire {{satire}} and black humor, the {{black humor}}, ''The White Tiger Tiger'' depicts the life of Balram Halwai--the eponymous White Tiger who only comes 'once in a generation--of how he starts as a lowly driver from the Darkness darkness of India UsefulNotes/{{India}} and manages to become a successful social entrepeneur with cunning, intelligence, and murder.
27th May '16 11:35:54 PM Kuruni
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* {{Tearjerker}}: To this troper, this line: 'My whole life, I have been treated like a donkey. All I want is that one sone of mine--at least one--should live like a man' makes this troper's heartstrings quiver each time.



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15th Sep '15 9:35:35 PM _____________
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** "Been thinking about what I said, [[CountryMouse Country-Mouse]]? [...] About getting your master something he'd like? Hashish, or girls, or golf balls? Genuine golf balls from the U.S. Consulate?"

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** "Been --> '''Vitiligo-Lips''': Been thinking about what I said, [[CountryMouse Country-Mouse]]? [...] About getting your master something he'd like? Hashish, or girls, or golf balls? Genuine golf balls from the U.S. Consulate?"Consulate?
15th Sep '15 9:02:00 PM _____________
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[[FramingDevice Told in the format of a series of letters to Wen Jiabao, the Premier of China.]] (Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext).

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[[FramingDevice Told in the format of a series of letters to Wen Jiabao, the Premier of China.]] (Yes, ItMakesSenseInContext).
ItMakesSenseInContext.)



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Whenever Vitiligo-Lips asks Balram if his master wants anything.
** "Been thinking about what I said, [[CountryMouse Country-Mouse]]? [...] About getting your master something he'd like? Hashish, or girls, or golf balls? Genuine golf balls from the U.S. Consulate?"



* UnusualEuphemism: Whenever Balram starts talking about his or someone else's 'beak'.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Whenever Balram starts talking about his or someone else's 'beak'."beak."
9th Oct '14 1:20:22 AM Sensemaker
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* UnreliableNarrator: All we know is what Balram writes. Given that he is a confessed murderer, thief and fraudster the reader should not take his statement at face value. Even if we foolishly assume he is perfectly honest, it is entirely his self-justifying rememberance and his perspective we get.
27th Feb '14 11:40:25 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Quite a few. The Black Fort, Balram's obsession with chandeliers, the whiskey bottles...
4th Dec '12 8:24:35 PM mlsmithca
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* CorruptTheCutie: When Balram first comes to Delhi as a driver, he's described as a 'sweet, innocent village fool'. ItGotWorse.

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* CorruptTheCutie: When Balram first comes to Delhi as a driver, he's described as a 'sweet, innocent village fool'. ItGotWorse.He doesn't stay that way.
6th Oct '12 6:38:14 PM SiriusLoveGirl
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* AnimalMotifs: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The white tiger]].

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* AnimalMotifs: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The white tiger]]. A few other characters have animal motifs related to them, most notably the landlords of the village of Laxmangarh.
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