Translator: MOS Writing Group Delilah小胖
India, an ancient country, coexists with the impact of history, religion, hierarchical society, and democratic ideals. Hinduism solidified the social structure of racial and class (caste) hierarchy. Buddha Shakyamuni, however, broke the beliefs of race and social class, believing the truth that all laws are empty, all people are equal, and everyone is the true meaning of the Buddha.
Balram, the main character, who was born in a low caste, has the dream of becoming a white tiger (who stands for strength and independence) in the center of a coop (like society), looking forward to his fate. ([5:04] Dialogues about Buddha, socialism, and the white tiger in a rural school)
The appearance of Master Ashok, who is a son of a rich family, revealed a glimmer of hope to Balram to change his fate by becoming the servant of a wealthy family. Balram begged 300 rupees from his grandma and uses that money to get a driver’s license. Balram became the second driver of Master Ashok’s house. Balram found out the old driver’s secret religious beliefs, which were not acceptable in Master Ashok’s house. He then used some tricks to make him leave Ashok’s house. He seized the opportunity to be the sole servant and driver to Ashok and his wife and headed to Delhi, the capital of India with them. This demonstrates that realistic interests overwhelm beliefs and moral standards, and people are fragile and small in the face of survival and desire.
Delhi is the political and financial center of the world’s largest democracy. Dirty politics, such as bribery, are staged in the solemn buildings. Balram has personally experienced day-to-day money bribes between the Ashok family business and politicians. Balram realizes that the socialist politicians, whom he admired and respected, are just as involved in political deal-making and bribery as other interest groups. Religion is also far from what the socialists present as their policy, and their doctrine is hypocritical. Under the huge social gap, Balram’s humble and pleasing appearance is only the sense of powerlessness of the servant class. Balram understands that socialism is a Utopia, but he is deeply attracted by the power and luxurious life has to offer.
A car accident that kills a pedestrian, caused by Ashok’s wife, broke the peaceful relationship between the servant and the master. Balram actively protected the Master, but the Master wanted Balram to admit that he committed the crime. Since there was no one witnessed this as a false narrative, Balram had to sign the confession. The confession then was used to keep him silent and stay controlled of Ashok’s father. Young Master Ashok’s wife, Pinky, returned to New York under guilt and disgust with Indian society, and Balram’s life was even more empty and desperate. Balram realized that he must escape the situation, and on a rainy night, he killed his Master Ashok, took away the money bag, gained freedom and wealth, and became the white tiger in his heart.
The movie White Tiger seems to express that everything is the sin of race and social classes. Through the film’s narrative are the four stages of color change; blue for nobility, yellow for the Dalit, green for the servants, and red for violence. The hatred of a caste system, and even the hatred of a race, sprouted in the heart of the main character Balram.
In the end, Balram chose to commit a crime. He became a wealthy Indian entrepreneur and no longer hid his hatred of race. One of the plots throughout the film is that after the success of Balram’s letter to the Chinese Primer Wen Jiabao says that: “The United States has gone to the end of its glorious days, and only Indian and China represent the future.” Balram, “believes that the future of this world lies in the yellow race and the hands of the brown race…” To break the shackles of class and race, the main character, Balram, believes that he could meet that goal by any means. This illustrates how India’s tyrants divide society.
The so-called “awakening” advocated in the White Tiger is inspired by the evil of human nature. The behavior of the main character, Balram, has long been practiced by the Chinese Communist Party’s way of beating local tyrants and dividing society by gangsters and proletarians. Now, the CCP has begun to deny the civilized order and brainwash the rogue proletarians all over the world. Subconsciously, the real appeal of the film has been implemented by the CCP for many years. “Some foreigners who are full and have nothing to do are pointing fingers at our affairs. China does not export revolution, or hunger and poverty, and does not toss you. What else is there to say?” This is the truth. The CCP has united Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other evil regimes for decades to export its revolution and hunger and blame all social problems on white people and the capitalist system. When evil is released, the social problems will eventually become racial hatred, and it is the CCP, which intends to dominate the world, to reap the profits.
The movie White Tiger seems to express a kind of appreciation of this unethical behavior. The totem of White Tiger is for the main character, Balram, to become the ruler, defeat the landlord, and become the landlord. Shakyamuni talked about freedom in India, but what countless people still could not solve for thousands of years was how to subdue demons. Balram believes that he has become a white tiger, has completed a major reversal of fate, and has begun to stand as a ruler to collude with CCP. Eventually, to kill white people.
Conspiracy, crime, hatred, backlash, and psychological distortion are ultimately the release of the evil of human nature without guilt. The flashy class counterattack did not make him realize that he had entered the endless abyss of human degeneration.
(The article only represents the original author’s personal opinion.)
【世事解评】The White Tiger 白虎
[Audiobook] (in Mandarin): The White Tiger
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