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Last Man in Tower Themes & Motifs

Aravind Adiga
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Individual versus Society

In the novel, Adiga raises the question of whose rights should prevail when an individual comes into conflict with the larger society. As the title states, Masterji is the Last Man in Tower, a single entity standing for his personal beliefs and rights while struggling to endure intimidation from everyone in the Society to comply. Although the Pintos were initially by his side as part of the Vishram Triumvirate, Masterji eventually must stand on his own, not only against Shah, but really against his former neighbors and friends. As Ajwani later realizes, it is part of Shah's plan to allow the society members to do his own dirty work. He knows human nature and that "good people" will turn against each other when the promise of lots of money is involved.

But although Masterji is saddened that the Pintos betray his friendship and dessert...

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