The two excerpts from the novel The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga consist of a letter written by the narrator, an Indian man called Balram Halwai, to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Balram killed his former master, took his money, and became an entrepreneur.

In the first excerpt, Balram writes to the Chinese Premier about the concept of the Rooster Coop, which becomes a metaphor for the oppression of poor people in Indian society. He compares poor Indians with caged roosters from the market and sees them as desperate and aware of their fate, but still unwilling to rebel against it.

Balram relates this metaphor to the blind obedience of Indian servants, who are never tempted to steal from their masters. The main reason or their obedience, as Balram explains, is that the servants are afraid their families will suffer if they rebel. Balram adds that it takes a lot of courage for an Indian servant to b...

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