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The rooster coop is cages in the Delhi markets, with hundreds of hens and roosters stuffed in them. They can barely breath, and they emit a smell of terrified flesh. On top of the cage sits a butcher, showing of the organs of there recently murdered brothers. They smell the blood, and they see the bodies. They know they're next, but yet they don't do anything about it.
The narrator tells that the exact same thing is done with humans in india. He compares the chickens living in a miserable condition, with the poor class in India. Ther're masters and there're servants. 99,9 percent of the Indian population is a member of the rooster coop. They are oppressed by the masters. They often get the chance to steal a black suitcase full of money, or something else full of value, and then they could just disappear and have a good life while being wealthy, but nobody ever does it. 2)
The narrator doesn't describe the indians as honest people, but they are trustworthy because most of them are caught in the rooster coop, and nobody dare to break out of it.

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The narrator indirectly tells that the police isn't credible. It is certainly not sure that they would give back the suitcase with the money to the right owners if it were in their custody.

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The narrator doesn't sound very fond of the Chinese system. He has a bad attitude towards dictatorship, and describes China as a unpleasant place to live by saying: “(if you had something like the rooster coop) You wouldn't need the Communist Party to shoot people and a secret police to raid their houses at night and put them in jail like i've heard you have over there”

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The narrator tells that there are two reasons to why people don't rebel.
The first one is the pride and glory of their nation, the repository of all their love and sacrifice, the Indian family is the reason they are tied and trapped to the rooster coop.
The second reason is that the masters would go after their family’s if they break out of the coop. To be able to break out you have to be prepared to see your family destroyed, hunted, beaten.

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When Balram says that it would take a white tiger to break out of the coop, he means that it would take a special person. A one of a kind. One who is intelligent, honest, and vivacious.
When he calls himself a social entrepreneur he means that he is the first one to break out of the coop, and he is a role model for all the others caught in the rooster coop. To be entrepreneur it requires you to overcome hardship, to remain stedfast to your goals, and in the end you have to be rewarded with a gold medal of succes.

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Balram feels it was necessary to kill in order to break out of the coop, and in order to be a man. He says the murder has darkened his soul, and all the skin whitening cream sold in India wont be able to clean his hands. To get what you want, somebody always got to hurt. He is shameful for his actions, but in his case it needed to be done so he could live his life as a free man.

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The narrators future plans is to go into real estate. Then after a few years when he have earned a lot of money, because of all the Americans buying apartment in Bangalore in the future, he will start a English language school for poor people, where only the facts of life will be taught them. IT shall be a whole school of white tigers.

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