Narrator and point of view

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga is told by a first-person narrator, who is also the main character. Balram’s accounts are deeply subjective and judgmental, and they are influenced by his own experiences. While the narrator offers insight into the collective character of the poor Indian servants, he can only give his own perspective on them. After killing his master and building a new life for himself, the narrator looks at Indian servants ironically and is judgmental towards them: “you can put the key of his emancipation in a man's hands and he will throw it back at you with a curse.” (p. 292, ll. 27-29). 

The narrator’s reliability is put into question mainly through his act of writing to the Chinese premier. The text does not explain why the narrator is writing this letter...

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