The White Tiger - Section 7 Summary & Analysis

Aravind Adiga
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“The Fifth Night” This chapter begins with Balram’s extended comparison between the lives of servants like him and the inhabitants of what he calls The Rooster Coop – a chicken factory farm in which both egg producing hens and roosters live in helpless, watchful fear as the other chickens with which they live are slaughtered, their guts remaining on the floor. Balram says the chickens are trapped, and know it, and in spite of their fear, accept their fate. He adds that servants in India are just the same, remaining in their version of The Rooster Coop (i.e. servitude) out of fear that their families will suffer, and/or be killed. He comments that it takes someone like him (i.e. a “White Tiger”) to change life within the human rooster coop without giving in to that fear.

After worrying for several days...

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