An Application of Strain Theory in Aravind Adiga's Postmodern Indian Fiction: The White Tiger
Journal of Adv. Research in Dynamical & Control Systems, 07-Special Issue, July 2017 - Special Issue on Management Studies
4 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2017
Date Written: July 18, 2017
Strain theory is developed in the field of Sociology and Criminology after 1950s. This theory deals with the individuals who commit crime for his societal pressure on him to achieve high standard of life. The application of Strain theory is quite possible in postmodern literature because only the postmodern literature sanctions the liberal ethics. The author has selected Aravind Adiga’s postmodern Indian fiction The White Tiger for this study. In this fiction, the central character of the novel Balram simply pooh-poohs his professional ethics; he is not loyal to his master and commits crime. The application of Strain theory is clearly visible in this fiction.
Keywords: Strain Theory, Postmodernism, Marginalization, Sociology
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