The White Tiger And Persepolis Analysis

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One concept that can be compared between the novels we have read so far this semester, The White Tiger and Persepolis is education. The role that education plays in both novels shows a lot about the societies of the time they took place along with the characters. To begin, in The White Tiger, Balram isn’t given the opportunity to gain an education because he needs to begin working to help his cousin. Balram gains intelligence by learning how to make his way through life while not having the book-smarts that society requires one to have to be considered intelligent. Balram manages to find a way to obtain a license, and slowly moves his way up in the cab industry going from driving a small car to a luxury one. This goes to show that book-smarts is not the only type of intelligence…show more content…
From a young age, Balram is required to work to be able to survive and when he finally finds a passion of his, isn’t immediately able to chase after it due to his poverty-stricken family. Although this is originally the case, Balram finds a way to get a license and becomes a cab driver, moving his way up the ranks. Although the separation of classes made it difficult for Balram to succeed, it goes to show that if you’re passionate enough about something, then you will find a way to achieve it, no matter the obstacle (poverty in this case). Balram also states that he has escaped a life of bondage and has became a successful businessman, considering himself to be an entrepreneur. This is him expressing that he is happy with who he has become although he isn’t nearly the wealthiest man in India. This goes to show that although the separations of classes make it more difficult to achieve, there should be nothing stopping you from reaching your goals, no matter how modest or lofty they
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